Category Archives: conferences

Video: Let’s Talk about John Thompson’s “Teaching Little Fingers To Play”

Hi there! Earlier today, I went live on Facebook to talk about one of my favorite old piano method books: the classic John Thompson’s Modern Course for the Piano. I have to admit certain bias for the “Teaching Little Fingers to Play” book. It was my first piano book when I was all of age […]

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2017 Retreat: Schedule Now Posted

Just a quick post today to let you know that the Retreat at Piano Manor schedule has been posted on the retreat website here. By the way: From now on, I’ll be sending registration information to the separate retreat email list instead of here on the blog. So, if you plan to attend, please be sure to join […]

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2017 Retreat | Piano Method Mining: Uncovering Nuggets of Wisdom From Method Books.

Hi there! Today, I just wanted to share a little bit more regarding the retreat for piano teachers I’m planning in August 17-19, 2017. The topic our retreat will be centered around is: Piano Method Mining: Uncovering Nuggets of Wisdom From Method Books. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE looking through piano method books — both […]

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Announcing: Piano Teacher Retreat, August 17-19, 2017

Hello, friends! I’m very excited to invite you to attend a retreat for piano teachers taking place at my home studio this summer. Retreat at Piano Manor is a three-day getaway for piano teachers to connect, recharge, share, and learn from each another. During this unique experience, you will have opportunity to contribute and benefit from collective wisdom during group […]

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MTNA 2017 (5): Wednesday, March 22

[Click here to go back to Day 4.] 8:00am The More the Merrier: Creating Collaborative Experiences for Students of All Ages, by Sarah Alexander, Whitney Hawker, and Spring Seals.  Sarah, Whitney, and Spring presented an informative session about simple ways to incorporate collaborative experiences into the piano lesson experience, from using duets for sight-reading or […]

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MTNA 2017 (4): Tuesday, March 21

[Click here to go back to Day 3.] 8:00am Showcase: Willis Music Company: Happy Birthday Mr. Gillock! The Willis Piano Music showcase session celebrated the music of composer William Gillock and highlighted some new publications. One of the books I found interesting was the Accent on Two Pianos for 2 pianos, 4 hands, by William […]

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MTNA 2017 (3): Monday, March 20

[Click here to go back to Day 2.] 8:00am Faber Piano Adventures: The Power Of Technique & Artistry, by Randall Faber. The Piano Adventures showcase session was excellent as always. Randy covered some new publications and helpful thoughts about teaching technique. Attendees received a free copy of Hanon-Faber: The New Virtuoso Pianist, the Adult Piano […]

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MTNA 2017 (2): Sunday, March 19

[Click here to go back to Day 1.] 9:15am NEW Pedagogy Pics: Video Clips of Students Caught In The Act of Being Themselves, by Bruce Berr. Bruce Berr (well-known for his wonderful column in the American Music Teacher magazine — an MTNA publication for its members) has been video recording his lessons for the past […]

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MTNA 2017 (1): Pedagogy Saturday

Attending the 2017 Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) conference in Baltimore was a fantastic experience. I look forward to sharing more details with you over the next few blog posts. My friend Amy Chaplin (of PianoPantry.com) and I decided to carpool and make it a roadtrip to the conference. She drove from her home in Indiana to my home in Ohio, […]

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MTNA 2017: App-Laudable Uses of Apps in Music Lessons

It was an honor to have the opportunity to present a session at the 2017 MTNA conference this year! My topic was App-Laudable Uses of Apps in Music Lessons. In my session, I addressed the responsible and effective incorporation of technology before launching into a demonstration of a variety of apps for music lessons. If […]

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MTNA 2017, Here I Come!

Baltimore, here I come! I am so excited to be traveling to the 2017 MTNA National Conference, taking place in Baltimore from March 18-22. This year, I’m roadtripping there with my friend Amy Chaplin, of Bluffton, Indiana. I’m sure I’ll be blogging about the conference, but you might also be interested in following more real-time photographic documentation […]

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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 […]

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