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OhioMTA 2014 State Conference

Last weekend, I attended the state conference of Ohio Music Teachers Association (affiliated with MTNA).  Since moving to Ohio three years ago, I’ve attended the OhioMTA conference every year — and I have to say that this one was the most sensational! The setting this year was Wilmington College, which has a small and beautiful campus with […]

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Upcoming Programs in Ohio and Beyond

Some months back, I submitted a proposal to speak at the Ohio Music Teachers Association (affiliated with MTNA) 2014 state conference.  I was thrill to learn it was accepted!   If you live in Ohio, you may want to consider attending this conference even if you are not a member of OhioMTA / MTNA.  This year, […]

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MTNA 2014

Today is the last day to receive early-bird registration rate for the 2014 MTNA National Conference!  I have already registered and am excited about attending this conference March 22-26. The conference schedule and line-up of speakers and artists looks fantastic. I am very much looking forward to this! Maybe I’ll see you there?

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2013 OhioMTA Conference (4) — Summary

As you know, this week I have been blogging some of my notes highlighting a few sessions from the 2013 OhioMTA Conference.  In addition to lectures, there were also some fantastic masterclasses and recitals.  For example: A masterclass featuring elementary to intermediate level students, given by Dr. Michelle Conda.  This was fantastic!  It is not […]

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2013 OhioMTA Conference (3) — Technology on a Budget, by Andy Villemez

Technology on a Budget, by Andy Villemez and Dr. Michelle Conda Andy Villemez gave a great session about some of the best free (or near-free) resources available on the internet. 1. Office Suites Alternatives to the expensive Microsoft Office Suite: LibreOffice 4.1 (top pick) – very similar to Microsoft Word Apache OpenOffice (similar to LibreOffice) […]

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2013 OhioMTA Conference (2) — Solving Common Issues in Advanced Transfer Students, by Siok Lian Tan

Practical Tips to Solve Common Issues in Teaching Advanced Transfer Students, by Siok Lian Tan Dr. Siok Lian Tan serves as a professor of piano at Miami University in Oxford, OH.  During this session, Dr. Tan discussed how to help solve common issues in advanced transfer students.  The areas she discussed were reading, efficient practice, […]

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2013 OhioMTA Conference (1) – Improvising Is For Everyone, by Bradley Sowash

Improvising Is For Everyone, by Bradley Sowash Last weekend, I attended the 2013 conference of the Ohio Music Teachers Association.  This year, it was held in Cincinnati at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.  I carpooled with three other teachers from my area.  We had a lot of fun! The first session was held […]

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OhioMTA Conference 2013 – This Weekend

Hello readers, This weekend is the OhioMTA (affiliated with MTNA) State Conference, taking place in Cincinnati this year.  I am looking forward to connecting and re-connecting with other piano teachers in Ohio and, of course, learning a lot from the sessions on the schedule.  If you will be at the conference and I haven’t met you […]

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NCKP 2013 Haul

I almost forgot to post a photo of all the freebies I took home from the NCKP.  (I love freebies!) Each day, there is an Exhibiter Showcase in the morning and late afternoon.  These sessions often offer freebies of some the latest releases from major publishers, usually in a free tote bag.  Here is a […]

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NCKP 2013 – Wrap-Up Post

The National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy is awesome.  I learned so much and it was wonderful to connect or re-connect with other teachers.  The schedule is intense — there are sessions, master classes, recitals, teaching demonstrations, etc., scheduled throughout the day.  At certain points in the schedule, you must choose between a handful of sessions […]

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NCKP 2013 (17) – Building Firm Foundations for Music Literacy by Janna Olson

Sat 2013 July 27 @ 2:15pm – Building Firm Foundations for Music Literacy by Janna Olson. Edwin Gordon is a music education researcher who began what is known as the Music Learning Theory (MLT). MLT help students gain audiation. It uses a brain friendly learning sequence. Ms. Olson shared how MLT has changed her life. […]

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NCKP 2013 (16) – Singing Through Your Instrument, by Scott Donald and Klondike Steadman

Sat 2013 July 27 @ 11:15am – Singing Through Your Instrument, by Scott Donald and Klondike Steadman. Mr. Steadman began the Orpheus Academy of Music with the intention of being able to offer private and group classes for students and constant interaction between teachers. Singing is so beneficial because it brings students joy and allows […]

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