Piano Pedagogy Seminar/Teacher Exchange Fest

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

Mark your calendars! The 2023 Fall Piano Pedagogy Seminar will be Saturday, September 30th at Simpson Garden Park. Our featured pedagogue will be Benjamin Steinhardt!

Northwest Ohio MTA Piano Pedagogy Seminar 2023

Saturday, September 30th, 2023, 9am-3:30pm
Simpson Garden Park
Featured Guest Clinician: Benjamin Steinhardt presenting 3 sessions (Junior Virtuoso, Flow and Music, and In the Studio) and a Masterclass

Be sure to check out some incentives below!

  1. If you are currently NOT an OMTA member and sign up for membership by September 15th, we will refund your application fee. (This does not apply to collegiate memberships since they are heavily discounted.) 
  2. College students regardless of membership status are the same fee. Please encourage your college students to attend and check us out. 

Download the registration form here: 2023 Seminar Registration Form

Past Seminars

October 1st, 2022
BGSU, Wolfe Center, Conrad Room
Featured Guest Clinician: Janna Williamson: “20/20 Vision for Teachers: Building a Foundation for Expressive Performance” and a Masterclass

October 9th, 2021
Bowling Green Alliance Church
Featured Guest Clinician: Amy Chaplin along with other local presenters: Dr. Anthony Pattin, Abby Maser, and Alsbrooks Smith

February 15, 2020
Clinician: Catherine Rollin
Sessions:”The Magic of Imagery” and “Technique and Artistry: You Can’t Have One Without the Other”
Location: BGSU

February 16, 2019
Clinician: Dr. Andrea McAlister
Sessions: “That’s a Good Question!: Knowing when and how to ask the right question to foster curiosity and learning” and “Teaching with Technology: New tools for music teachers”
Location: BGSU

February 10, 2018
Clinician: Dr. Helen Marlais
Sessions: “Teaching the Beginner & Intermediate Level Student” and “Fostering Artistic Personality”
Location: BGSU

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