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MTNA 2015 (2): Pedagogy Saturday, March 21

Pedagogy Saturday is usually my favorite day of the MTNA conference and this year was no different. It is always challenging to choose which sessions to attend. I started out attending the Advanced Piano/Teaching Artistry track, and then I switched over to the Young Professionals track after lunch. My own session, “Harnessing the Power of […]

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MTNA 2015 (1): Las Vegas

On Saturday, I returned from a trip to Las Vegas for the 2015 MTNA conference. It was wonderful: as usual, I learned so much and enjoyed connecting and reconnecting with fellow music teachers. There is nothing like attending a national-level conference to help refresh one’s inspiration and drive for teaching! In past years, I’ve shared […]

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MTNA 2015 in Las Vegas

The 2015 MTNA national conference begins tomorrow! I’m so excited to have the opportunity to attend. My flight leaves later today and I’ll be staying with a piano teacher friend in Las Vegas. I will be giving a presentation tomorrow, during the Young Professionals track of Pedagogy Saturday, at 2:15pm. My presentation is called: Harnessing The Power Of […]

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Visit to the Cleveland Piano Teachers Organization

On Friday, I drove to the Cleveland area to speak for a meeting of the Cleveland Piano Teachers Organization.  It was just an hour-and-a-half drive and the roads were clear of any snow until I neared Cleveland.  I presented my “Albums for the Young: A History and Overview of the Genre” program, sharing the history […]

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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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Giveaway Results: MusicEdConnect.com Registration Winner

Just a quick post to announce the randomly selected winner of the giveaway for FREE registration for the 2014 MusicEdConnect.com conference! The winner is comment #29: Vaida!  Please watch your email inbox for an email from Michelle from Keys To Imagination. The rest of you — please remember that you can still register for the […]

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Don’t Miss the 2014 MusicEdConnect.com Online Conference

Hello, readers! I just wanted to help spread the word about a new online conference for music educators scheduled for February 5-8, 2014. MusicEdConnect.com has recently announced the lineup of speakers for the sessions and it looks great! Conference registrants can watch the sessions live online or they can check out the videos later, on-demand. […]

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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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