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!
We 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 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.
Our 2015 Piano Pedagogy Seminar with Dr. John Ellis was a great success, thanks to the help and participation of many of our members.
John Ellis spoke on “Motivating Teens at the Piano” and “A Method for Children by Marguerite Long,” and also gave a masterclass.
BGSU pedagogy students presented a series of “lightning talks” on various topics.
Looking forward to next year’s event!