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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 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 […]

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2015 FJH Workshop with Helen Marlais

Just a few quick photos today… There was a free piano teacher workshop with Helen Marlais at my local music store yesterday. She talked about FJH Publishing’s new All-In-One version of the Succeeding at the Piano method, among other things. Fun! Helen grew up here in the Toledo area. Here, she plays a duet with her childhood […]

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MTNA 2015 (5): W March 25

The last day of the MTNA conference was Wednesday, March 25. 8:00–9:00 a.m.: Elementary Imagination, by Wynn-Anne Rossi In the morning, I attended part of the Elementary Imagination session by Wynn-Anna Rossi. Because I slipped into the room late, I did not hear the entire session but I did pick up a few ideas for when composing […]

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MTNA 2015 (3): March 21 and 22

On Sunday of the conference, I attended the Willis Music and the FJH Music showcases and spent some time browsing in the Exhibit Hall. It is always fun to see what is new in the publishing world for our piano students! As part of my responsibilities as the current VP of Membership for OhioMTA, I […]

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Field Trip to the Faber Piano Institute

Did you know that the authors of the Piano Adventures method, Nancy and Randall Faber, live in Ann Arbor, Michigan?  Did you know that the Faber Piano Institute in Ann Arbor is only an hour away from where I live?! My local MTNA chapter, the Wood-Ottawa Counties OhioMTA, organized a field trip for us to […]

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