Listed below are the confirmed Clinicians for our Pathways to…. Conference.
There are still additional presentations being considered and more information will be posted as soon as available.
Collaborative Technology in the Studio
If “Dropboxing”, “Google Doc”, and “Trello Boards” sound foreign to you, this session is for you. In this hands-on workshop, explore various online collaborative technologies and learn how to make these high-tech tools work for your studio. More . . .
Musicians make extreme physical demands on their bodies. This presentation will focus on injury preventive techniques, productive practicing strategies, establishing an enriching teaching environment, and defining the roles teachers play in keeping their students healthy. More . . .
How to Turn Stressed into Serene: Learn how quickly and easily you can create health and Well-being with music and sound
Chronic stress is the biggest health problem we face. The human body is hard-wired to respond to sound. Music is a physical experience and can easily and effectively reduce symptoms of stress. More. . .
This hands-on workshop will demonstrate how DREAM (Digital Resource Exchange About Music) can help teachers locate pedagogical resources and collaborate with one another by submitting, rating, and commenting on these resources. More. . .
Martha Hill Duncan & Teresa Richert
Composers Martha Hill Duncan and Teresa Richert will provide some insight into "reading between the lines" of a score and deciphering the composer's intentions based on their own unique experiences. More. . .
Debussy provided only 20 pedal markings in his piano scores. Clues provided by the notation of the Bass plus voicing are major determinants in successful pedalling. More . . .
Effective skeletal alignment in our body can empower not only the physical prowess but the musical command our hands bring to our piano playing. This presentation will teach your hand to access its innate power, and show your body as well how to support the newly empowered hand. More . . .
Francis Planté and Louis Diémer were among the many young pianists who studied under Antoine Marmontel at the Paris Conservatoire around 1850. This presentation will consider several documents and publications that provide insight into the performance training they received. More. . .
Dr. Norman King & Jane Ripley
Cyber and digital realities all too readily remove society from genuine human contact and the sense of an inner life. We are challenged today to teach beyond technique and performance to the value of music itself in students’ lives. More. . .
Dr. Joann Marie Kirchner
This session will offer a brief overview of anxiety to better understand the phenomenon and how anxiety manifests itself. Techniques to aid an individual in confronting mild to moderate musical performance anxiety will be presented. More. . .
Dr. Mark Laughlin
The presentation will address how piano teachers, without any previous background in improvisation, can begin to learn and teach students of all ages and abilities to improvise at the keyboard, utilizing any method. More. . .
Dr. Janet Lopinski
The music of Fryderyk Chopin is central to the repertoire of virtually every pianist. This session will explore the influence of Polish folk music and dance on Chopin’s Mazurkas and Polonaises. More . . .
Dr. Terrie Manno
The success of any live performance hinges on the performer’s mental processes. A wandering mind is risky business. Join me for a thoughtful discussion on strategies that can maximize student success in performance. More. . .
Teaching music is a nurturing profession that easily leads to “burn-out”. This presentation discusses ways to maintain our personal and business boundaries, and therefore preserve our physical health, our emotional reserves, and ultimately our business. More. . .
Dr. Jennifer Snow
Meaningful Adjudication: Developing Effective Writing and Marking approaches in judging, evaluations, and beyond.
Explore in-depth approaches and activities that investigate adjudication skills including the use of meaningful and effective language, integrity in evaluation, marking and ranking, and the role and responsibilities of adjudicators in the learning cycle. More. . .
Dr. Dale Wheeler
As studio teachers the practice of self-evaluation is an important ingredient of personal growth and professionalism. Together we will evaluate our teaching environment, lesson procedures, analytic and diagnostic skills, personal attributes, final results, and inner musical life. More . . .
Dr. Adrienne Wiley
This presentation will highlight current one-handed educational music available today for the intermediate student, early examples of one-handed elementary teaching literature, works for the advanced pianist, as well as historical works in this genre. More . . .
British Columbia Conservatory of Music
Christian Meyers / Winfried Rompf
Trade Show Booth # 19b
You are invited to join the growing number of teachers and students who are discovering the benefits of the British Columbia Conservatory of Music Examination Program as a rewarding experience based on personal development and setting goals of a high academic standard. More . . .
Trade Show Booth # 13
Conservatory Canada is re-inventing the exam process by giving Teachers and Students unprecedented choice in their repertoire, skills tests, and exam format. More . . .
Faber Piano Adventures
Trade Show Booth # 10
Join us to explore the 2nd Editions for Level 3A and 3B of Piano Adventures®, including the new Sightreading Books through Level 4. Propel your students to the intermediate stage with this integrated blend of pianistic repertoire, theory, technique and artistry. More . . .
Trade Show Booth # 11 - 12
Every lesson can be a creative one! Featuring imaginative teaching tips, practice strategies, and ways to introduce improvisation using the best new music from Hal Leonard. Free music for all attendees. More . . .
Long & McQuade
Just Press Play: 21st Century Strategies to Easily Connect Students, Teachers, and Technology - Shirley White
Trade Show Booth # 1 - 2 - 3 - 4
Incorporating new technologies in piano, voice, and theory classes should be as easy as pushing a “Play” button… Right? But as technology has advanced, it has become progressively more challenging for teachers to engage students at the core level, let alone enrich their learning experience via tech. More . . .
Music Language Studios
Trade Show Booth #16b
Music Language Studios® is excited to present an interesting and fun approach to practicing Key Signatures through our new game called Dicey Key Sigs™ More . . .
The Piano Workbook Series
The Missing Link: Sight Reading Drills to Bridge the Gap Between Flashcards and Score Reading - Barbara Siemens
Trade Show Booth #16a
Come and explore a new series of graduated drill books designed to improve sight reading in all keys. More . . .
Red Leaf Pianoworks
Trade Show Booth # 20
Come! Be entertained as Red Leaf Composers join together to perform their Duets and Trios in a fun-filled presentation. Something for everyone! More . . .
Piano Teaching Technology
Trade Show Booth # 14 - 15
Roland is pleased to host this interesting and interactive workshop where you can learn about the latest instruments and teaching tools for you studio. More . . .
The Royal Conservatory
Trade Show Booth # 9
Dr. Janet Lopinski and Dr. Jennifer Snow explore the Piano Syllabus, 2015 Edition. Learn about the pedagogical philosophy behind the new requirements, and discover meaningful approaches for successfully integrating the program into your teaching. More . . .
Tom Lee Music
Trade Show Booth # 5
Please join music technology guru Shana Kirk for a guided tour of Yamaha’s Dream Studio and explore what these 21st-century teaching tools can offer you and your students. More . . .
Ultimate Music Theory
Trade Show Booth # 17
Learn WHAT Mnemonic Devices are and WHY you need them to achieve Amazing Results! Plus, One Word to get a 20% Bump in Your Income! More . . .
Trade Show Booth # 6 - 7 - 8
Ready to take the technology plunge, but not sure where to begin? This session will get you started with inspired uses for basic tech tools you may already have. More . . .