Upcoming 2019 Appearances

Hello, readers!

At the beginning of the month, I had the opportunity to fly to Charlotte, NC to speak for the Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum. I spoke on the topic of rhythm — specifically, how we can approach teaching rhythm from an ear training or MLT perspective. I had SUCH a fun trip! I posted some photo highlights from my two-day adventure on my instagram here.

I’d love to tell you about some other speaking appearances coming up this year.

First of all, in March, I will be participating in a few sessions during MTNA’s 2019 National Conference in Spokane, Washington, occurring March 16-20, 2019.

  • Saturday, March 16: “Games & Activities for Groups“, a 20-minute presentation during Pedagogy Saturday’s Recreational Music Making (RMM) track.
  • Wednesday, March 20 @ 8:00am: “Teaching the Way We Learn: Applications of Edwin E. Gordon’s Music Learning Theory (MLT)” with co-presenter Amy Chaplin.
  • Wednesday, March 20 @ 9:15am: “Creativity Throughout: A Panel Discussion on the Business Side of Teaching“, appearing as a panelist.

This summer, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP), which is held biennially in Lombard, Illinois (greater Chicago area), is occurring July 24-27, 2019. I will be giving two sessions during Wednesday’s PreConference Seminars:

  • Wednesday, July 24: “Piano Method Mining: Uncovering Nuggets of Wisdom in Method Books” during the Independent Music Teachers track.
  • Wednesday, July 24: “Lessons for Piano Teachers from the Alexander Technique” during the Wellness track.

Finally, in August, I will be speaking at OregonMTA’s State Conference to be held in Eugene, Oregon. I will be giving two sessions, titled: “Teaching the Way We Learn: Applications of Gordon’s Music Learning Theory for Piano Teachers” and “Grounded In The Beat: Cultivating the Seeds of Rhythmic Fluency“. The dates are Wednesday through Saturday, August 21-24, 2019.

If you are in any of these areas, I invite you to these events and would love to connect with you! Feel free to reach out via email here or add me on Facebook. (As an aside…any of you in Puerto Rico, by chance? I would love to connect with you during my upcoming trip.)

I hope to meet some of you in person at some point over the year ahead!

P.S.: Is your local association or conference in need of speakers? Please keep me in mind as an option. Check out my list of workshop topics here.

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