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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!

Thanks for a Successful Seminar!

February 7th, 2015 | Posted by admin in announcements - (Comments Off on Thanks for a Successful Seminar!)

Our 2015 Piano Pedagogy Seminar with Dr. John Ellis was a great success, thanks to the help and participation of many of our members.

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John Ellis spoke on “Motivating Teens at the Piano” and “A Method for Children by Marguerite Long,” and also gave a masterclass.

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BGSU pedagogy students presented a series of “lightning talks” on various topics.

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Looking forward to next year’s event!

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Ellis.JohnWe are excited to announce that Dr. John Ellis will be the guest clinician for our Piano Pedagogy Seminar on February 7, 2015. He will present on “Motivating Teenagers to Stay at the Piano,” and “A Method for Children by Marguerite Long,” and will do a masterclass. We will also hear from BGSU’s graduate piano pedagogy students, in a session of lightning talks and discussion. They will give several short presentations on classic pedagogy topics, then lead small group break-out discussions on each topic.

As we prepare for an excellent seminar, we need your help:
– If you are willing to help provide refreshments for the day, please email Joy Morin.
– 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 (any level, memorized repertoire), please email Ana Yoder Coulter. There will be room for four students this year. First come, first served.

Download the seminar registration form by clicking here.  Postmark it by January 23, 2015 in order to be eligible for the discounted registration fee.

Hope to see you there!