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Piano Pedagogy Seminar

The Northwest District OMTA sponsors a Piano Pedagogy Seminar each year, usually held in Bowling Green, OH.

Piano Pedagogy Seminar

2018 Northwest District Piano Pedagogy Seminar
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 8:30am-3:30pm
Bowling Green State University
Moore Musical Arts Building
Guest Clinician: Dr. Helen Marlais

Please mark your calendars for the 2018 annual Northwest District OhioMTA piano pedagogy seminar.  This seminar will feature Dr. Helen Marlais of Grand Valley State University. 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 for further details.

Mark your calendar. You won’t want to miss out!

Download the registration form here: Pedagogy Seminar Registration Form

Past Seminars

February 18, 2017
Clinician: Dr. Lucia Unrau
Sessions: “Pedal: Up, Down, and In-Between” and “The MO of Successful Practice”.
Location: BGSU

January 30, 2016
Clinician: Carolyn Miller
Sessions: “Matching Music to Inspire and Challenge Students”, “Sportacular Warm-ups”, and discussion session “Why We Teach Piano”.
Location: BGSU

February 7, 2015
Piano Pedagogy Seminar: “Motivating Teenagers to Stay at the Piano,” and “A Method for Children by Marguerite Long.”
Clinician: Dr. John Ellis
9:00am-3:30pm at BGSU

January 25, 2014
Piano Pedagogy Seminar: “Creative Sightreading” and “Collaborative Opportunities for Beginner Students.”
Clinician: Dr. Cole Burger

May 18, 2013
Piano Pedagogy Seminar: “Teaching Intermediate Students”
Clinician: Dr. Adrienne Wiley