Category Archives: conferences

2016 IndianaMTA Conference

Over the weekend, I attended the Indiana Music Teachers Association‘s annual state conference at Goshen College. I was honored to have the opportunity to give a presentation during their wonderful event. My session was called, Schumann’s Big Bang: The Ever-Expanding Universe of Piano Literature for Children. It was so fun to share my research and discuss […]

Also posted in what I'm up to | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

2016 GIML Training (2): A Great First Week

[See previous post: 2015 GIML Training (1): The Adventure Begins] I’ve had a great first week in Boston for the Piano Certification Course training sponsored by the Gordon Institute of Music Learning (GIML). Here is a photo of Amy and I standing in front of Brookline Music School, which is hosting the training.

Also posted in 2016 GIML, improving as a teacher, music learning theory | Tagged , , | 6 Responses

2016 GIML Training (1): The Adventure Begins

Today, an adventure begins: I am heading to Boston for two weeks to receive training in the Piano Certification Course sponsored by the Gordon Institute of Music Learning (GIML). The training is being given by Marilyn Lowe, author of the Music Moves For Piano method, and Jennifer Fisher. This trip is possible thanks to an MTNA Teacher Enrichment Grant. If you’ve been following […]

Also posted in 2016 GIML, professional development | Tagged , | Leave a comment

2016 MTNA (5): Wednesday, April 6

Please enjoy my notes from Day 5 of the 2016 MTNA conference in San Antonio, Texas! Click here to go back to Day 4. On Wednesday, the final day of the conference, Susan Hong and I began our morning at Bakery Lorraine to enjoy coffee and some baked goods. I’m so thankful she invited me to stay with […]

Also posted in 2016 MTNA | Tagged , | 1 Response

MTNA 2016 (4): Tuesday, April 5

Please enjoy my notes from Day 4 of the 2016 MTNA conference in San Antonio, Texas! Click here to go back to Day 3. 8:00am Exhibitor Showcase – The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program: Digital Resources To Support Teachers And Ensure Student Success, by Marvin Blickenstaff and Elaine Rusk.  In this session, I was excited […]

Also posted in 2016 MTNA | Tagged | 2 Responses

MTNA 2016 (3): Monday, April 4

Please enjoy my notes from Day 3 of the 2016 MTNA National Conference in San Antonio, Texas! Click here to go back to Day 2. 8:00am Exhibitor Showcase: Piano Safari The authors of the Piano Safari  method, Katherine Fisher and Julie Knerr, gave a very enjoyable session. Their method features a combination of an Intervallic […]

Also posted in 2016 MTNA | Tagged | Leave a comment

MTNA 2016 (2): Sunday, April 3

Below are my notes from Day 2 while attending the 2016 MTNA conference in San Antonio! Click here to read Day 1. 8:00am Exhibiter Showcase — The Royal Conservatory: Enriching Every Lesson with Theory And Muscianship by Janet Lopinski. I was very excited to learn more details about the upcoming Celebrate Theory series that will be […]

Also posted in 2016 MTNA | Tagged | 2 Responses

MTNA 2016 (1): Pedagogy Saturday

Greetings from San Antonio, Texas! I am so excited to be here for the 2016 MTNA National Conference from April 2-6. I will be sharing a few highlights over the next few days. I’m staying with a couple of friends: Susan Hong and Amy Chapin (check out her brand new blog, Piano Pantry). Here is […]

Also posted in 2016 MTNA | Tagged | 6 Responses

Piano Pedagogy Seminar with Carolyn Miller

On Saturday, my local MTNA/OhioMTA chapter — the Northwest District OhioMTA — sponsored a piano pedagogy seminar with composer and teacher Carolyn Miller! It was an honor to have her present for us. Her first session was entitled: “Matching Music to Inspire and Challenge Students.” She shared with us some helpful thoughts about choosing repertoire to suit […]

Also posted in improving as a teacher, professional development | Tagged , | 3 Responses

2016 OhioMTA Conference

Last week, I attended the Ohio Music Teachers Association state conference, held November 12-14 in Columbus. As always, my teaching batteries are recharged after enjoying three days of excellent sessions and wonderful conversation with colleagues. Our OhioMTA conference committee did a fantastic job organizing and running the conference this year. I’ve created a summary of […]

Also posted in 2015 OhioMTA | Tagged | 3 Responses

Harnessing the Power of the Internet: PDF and Podcast Appearance at TimTopham.com

I was honored to recently make a guest appearance on Tim Topham‘s podcast for piano teachers, to speak on the topic of Harnessing The Power of the Internet. You can take a listen here or watch the YouTube video version below. Tim asked me to talk about a topic I had presented earlier this year at […]

Also posted in 2015 MTNA, technology | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Printables Inspired by Irina Gorin’s Workshop

After attending Irina Gorin’s 2015 workshop in Fishers, Indiana, I was inspired to create a series of free printables relating to her ideas and teaching approach. Here they are! On p. 20 of Irina’s method, Tales of a Musical Journey, there is a neat activity where the student learns to play the “EIEIO” part from […]

Also posted in 2015 Workshop with Irina Gorin, printables | Tagged , | 4 Responses
css.php