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Teaching with Technology: New Tools For the Piano Studio with Andrea McAlister (10-24-18)

Teaching with Technology: New Tools For the Piano Studio with Andrea McAlister (10-24-18)

Technology has transformed the ways in which we teach. This webinar will explore why our students are drawn to technology, its impact on neural development, and practical ways teachers can incorporate technology into their current curriculum.

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Best Practices in Teaching Piano to Adults of All Ages with Pamela Pike (10-3-18)

Best Practices in Teaching Piano to Adults of All Ages with Pamela Pike (10-3-18)

The musical and educational needs of adults may vary greatly among students, depending upon past learning experiences, musical interests, lifespan development, and typical changes associated with aging. This engaging session explores ideas for working with adult students aged 20 through 100+. Dr. Pike will highlight research on lifespan development theories and discuss cognition, vision, hearing, and motor skill changes that are typical during each decade of life.

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Off to a Great Start – Promoting Success in the New Teaching Year with Marvin Blickenstaff (9-12-18)

Off to a Great Start – Promoting Success in the New Teaching Year with Marvin Blickenstaff (9-12-18)

This webinar discusses ways to plan for the new teaching year with thoughts on curriculum, practice, and lesson structure. In September, we have the opportunity to plan for the success of the new teaching year for each and every student. Without our careful planning, student progress may be haphazard and filled with false starts and lacking in focus and direction.

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The Words We Speak: The Power of Language in Nurturing Confident Musicians with Vanessa Cornett (6-13-18)

The Words We Speak: The Power of Language in Nurturing Confident Musicians with Vanessa Cornett (6-13-18)

In this webinar, Dr. Vanessa Cornett explores strategies for choosing deliberate teaching language to develop objective, resilient musicians of all ages. With thoughtful intent, teachers can use verbal communication to help students work through challenges and failures, manage performance anxiety and self-doubt, develop candid and compassionate self-assessment skills, and – perhaps most importantly – become aware of the power of their own self-talk in determining the quality of their internal and external experiences.

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Teaching Little Ears to Hear with Marvin Blickenstaff (5-16-18)

Teaching Little Ears to Hear with Marvin Blickenstaff (5-16-18)

Elementary piano instruction focuses primarily on teaching little fingers to play and teaching little eyes to read. What is often missing in the curriculum is aural development. This webinar explores ways in which we teachers can stimulate and guide listening skills -- from the very first lesson.

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Yes, You Can! Breaking through student and teacher inhibitions to create meaningful learning through improvisation with Jeremy Siskind (4-25-18)

Yes, You Can! Breaking through student and teacher inhibitions to create meaningful learning through improvisation with Jeremy Siskind (4-25-18)

This presentation will be filled with specific exercises and teaching ideas that encourage improvisation by limiting the musical elements students need to generate at a time. Among the topics addressed will be rhythm, arpeggios, accompaniment styles, chord progressions, scales, and form.

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Tips for Teaching with Beginning Piano Methods with Sara Ernst (4-4-18)

Tips for Teaching with Beginning Piano Methods with Sara Ernst (4-4-18)

In this webinar, Dr. Sara Ernst presents best practices for developing motivated and confident young pianists in the first years of study. The pedagogical principles discussed will cover growth of musicianship, technique, and artistry, and aid teachers in individualizing a course of study to the young learner.

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Autism and Piano Study Part II with Scott Price (2-28-18)

Autism and Piano Study Part II with Scott Price (2-28-18)

This session will consist of video demonstrations of real students with varying special needs as they navigate their lessons and recital performances. Attendees will be able to watch progressive lesson segments with students in real learning situations as they learn repertoire, improvisation and composition, and prepare for their performances. Special attention will focus on different learning styles of students and on pedagogical applications that work for students with special needs and for traditional students.

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Pedagogy 101 with Marvin Blickenstaff (2-14-18)

Pedagogy 101 with Marvin Blickenstaff (2-14-18)

We all have our favorite ways to conduct a first lesson with a new student. But how do those first lesson experiences flower into concepts of reading, rhythm, technique, and creativity? This webinar will discuss the first lesson and ways in which that important time provides the platform for elementary instruction.

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Autism and Piano Study with Scott Price (1-31-18)

Autism and Piano Study with Scott Price (1-31-18)

This in-depth session will outline basic procedures for teaching piano in the world of students with autism. Subjects will include detailed routines useful and necessary for fostering learning and performance success. Specific teaching techniques will include emphasis on basic skills such as music reading, counting, fingering, etc., and how they can be adapted for child-specific learning situations leading to success on the recital platform.

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