Sign Up for our 2019 Fall Course!
Our 2019 Fall Course is named: Enlightened Teaching: New Ideas for Old Problems
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2019 Fall Course
September 11, 2019 – It’s All About the Thumb!
Brenna Berman: Using the thumb correctly is vital for smooth execution. Help your students quickly and easily solve their passages by knowing what to look for.
September 25, 2019 – Performing Silence: A Pianistic Contemplation of Playing When Not Playing
Justin Krawitz: The rests between the notes are no less important than the notes themselves. This lecture explores how to address this “invisible element” to create more compelling interpretations.
October 9, 2019 — Off Bench Activities for Musical Awareness and Development
Thomas Hoops: Music Learning Theory provides off bench activities to teach both vocal and instrumental students to improve their musicianship.
October 23, 2019 — Music and Movement
.Jooen Pak: An introduction to how an acute awareness of bodily engagement in performance study can enhance technical study.
November 13, 2019 – Teaching Elementary and Intermediate Students Improv Rhythms through Movement
Joseph Harkins:In this hands on session teachers will participate in improv rhythm activities through movement and improvisation at the piano.
November 20, 2019 – The Alexander Technique: Making Things Easier
Heidi Leathwood: Although we touch the keys with only our fingers, our whole self is our instrument. This class will explore basic principles of of good coordination of the whole self which can be taken into teaching and music making.
December 4, 2019 – Dalcroze Solfege: Listening with the Whole Body
Dr. Jeremy Dittus: Dalcroze Education treats the body as a musical instrument which is imperative for musicians who struggle with inner hearing and embodied rhythm. Come ready to sing, move and explore the JOY of Dalcroze Solfege!