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Exciting new: Registration is now our available for our 2018 Piano Pedagogy Seminar, to be held Saturday, February 10 at Bowling Green State University. Our guest clinician will be Dr. Helen Marlais.

Dr. Marlais is one of the most prolific authors in the field of educational piano books and an exclusive writer for The FJH Music Company Inc. The critically acclaimed and award-winning piano series, Succeeding at the Piano® A Method for Everyone, Succeeding with the Masters®, The Festival Collection®, In Recital®, Sight Reading and Rhythm Every Day®, Write, Play, and Hear Your Theory Every Day®, and The FJH Contemporary Keyboard Editions, among others, included in The FJH Pianist’s Curriculum® by Helen Marlais, are designed to guide students from the beginner through advanced levels. Dr. Marlais has given pedagogical workshops in virtually every state in the country and is an FJH showcase presenter at the national piano teachers’ conventions. See http://www.helenmarlais.com/biography.htm for further details.

Download the registration form here: Pedagogy Seminar Registration Form

Hope to see you there!

Members: Please mark your calendars for the 2017 annual Northwest District OhioMTA piano pedagogy seminar.  This seminar will feature Dr. Lucia Unrau, Professor of Music at Bluffton University, on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at BGSU. Dr. Unrau will be presenting some very useful topics: “Pedal: Up, Down, and In-Between” and “The MO of Successful Practice”.  She will also conduct a Master Class that afternoon. You won’t want to miss out!

Carolyn-new-photeWe are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2016 Piano Pedagogy Seminar! Our guest clinician this year will be Carolyn Miller, composer and piano teacher. She will present on “Matching Music to Inspire and Challenge Students,” and her series “Sportacular Warm-ups.” She will also lead us in a discussion session on “Why We Teach Piano,” and will do a masterclass. All are welcome to join us for this wonderful opportunity!

2016 Northwest District Piano Pedagogy Seminar
Saturday, January 30, 2016, 8:30am-3:30pm
Bowling Green State University
Moore Musical Arts Building
Guest Clinician: Carolyn Miller

Click here for the registration form. Please postmark by January 15, 2016 in order to be eligible for the discounted registration fee.

We are looking for volunteers:

– If you are willing to help provide refreshments for the day, please email Lynne Long.
– If you are willing to volunteer to staff the registration table the day of the seminar, OR
– If you would like your student to play in the seminar master class (music composed by Carolyn Miller, memorized repertoire), please email president Ana Yoder Coulter. There is still room for two or three more students, and we want to especially encourage beginning students to participate. First come, first served.
See you then!