Creating Audience-Engaged Recitals: The Magic of Music History
Presented by: Cindy Harris, NCTM
January 31, 2020
This webinar explores using music history to transform your recitals into not-to-be-missed events that captivate the audience from start to finish.
Practicing With Presence
Presented by: Thomas Lanners, NCTM
February 28, 2020
Thomas Lanners talks about how to maximize the benefits of daily practice sessions using variation as the foundation of your work. Transposition, rhythmic alteration and mirror image playing are discussed.
Using the Technique of Variation in Daily Piano Practice
Presented by: James Litzelman, NCTM
April 3, 2020
In this webinar learn how to maximize returns by using variation as the foundation of your daily work at the piano. Techniques such as transposition, rhythmic alteration and mirror image playing will be demonstrated using examples from standard repertoire.
Fostering Artistic Personality
Presented by: Helen Marlais, NCTM
May 29, 2020
Helen Marlais explains 12 points to nurture Artistic Personality including listening, imagination, dynamic control and physical gestures that support musical playing. Use these points to encourage each student in your studio to play with their own Artistic Personality!
Create to Motivate! Giving the Gift of Musical Ownership
Presented by: Chee-Hwa Tan
June 19, 2020
This session shares practical “know-how” and examples of how to incorporate creative musicianship in a fun and sustainable way. Learn how to select and use repertoire as a jump-start for improvisation and composition.
“Help! My Fourth Finger Feels Weak”: Understanding Finger Independence
Presented by: Benjamin Steinhardt
July 17, 2020
This webinar aims to help teachers better understand and develop finger independence in their students using principals of biomechanics and neuroscience.
Mapping a Way Forward—Strategies for Musical Career Success for Teachers and Students
Presented by: Margaret Miller
August 14, 2020
This webinar details what teachers can do to help guide students to a satisfying musical career, from choosing a school, program and teacher, to what life after music school might be and how future musicians can contribute to society.
Piano Celebration Week: Creating Powerful Piano Community
Presented by: Dino Mulic, Valerie McInroy and Joyce Albrecht Wilcox
September 18, 2020
Presenters provide innovative ideas for uniting universities, independent music teachers and students to create multiple powerful piano communities around the country.
Succeeding With Sonatinas
Presented by: Crystal Zimmerman
October 23, 2020
Enrich your student’s lives with new sonatina gems! This lecture uses visual and musical examples to further explore the sonatina repertoire.
COVID-19: Oppression and Social Injustice as Heard in Music
Presented by: Julie Jaffee Nagel
November 6, 2020
This webinar explores how music helps us understand our powerful feelings that have been triggered by COVID-19 and social injustice.