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Albany, NY
The College of St. Rose
Saturday, October 19, 2013
State Conference of the New York State Music Teachers Association

Co-Vice President for Conferences: Gary Fisher

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Variations, Variations Everywhere (and Not a Drop of Ink!) — Teaching Musical Interpretation by Varying the Music Itself

"Developing the Inhibited Practicer—Fostering the UNinhibited Pianist" Part 2

"Pedagogue in the Hot Seat"—Impromptu question/answer & discussion on pressing topics

Chicago, Illinois
Marriott Chicago Downtown
Sunday, 11:00 AM-noon,
March 23, 2014
Denver/Houston/Kansas City Room
National Conference of the Music Teachers National Association

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"Teaching the Emotional Aspects of Form"

Recent Appearances

Fairbanks and North Pole, Alaska
Monday-Wednesday,
April 29-May 1, 2013
Sponsored by the Interior Alaska Keyboard Teachers

Program Chair: Patti Gallagher
Festival, Competition, and Workshop
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Rockford, Illinois
Friday,
April 12, 2013
Sponsored by the Greater Rockford Music Teachers Association

Program Chair: Anne Olson
"Developing the 'Inhibited' Practicer—Fostering the UNinhibited Pianist, Part 1"
Naperville, Illinois
Thursday,
March 14, 2013
Sponsored by the Naperville chapter of the Illinois State Music Teachers Association

Program Chair: Christine Paryl
Demonstration Teaching:
Practice & Performance Lessons
Wheaton, Illinois
Thursday,
March 7, 2013
Sponsored by the West Suburban chapter of the Illinois State Music Teachers Association

Program Chair: Carol Beilke
"Seminar on Requested Topics"
Rochester, New York
Monday & Tuesday,
June 18-19, 2012
Piano Pedagogy Workshop

Sponsored by the Nazareth College Department of Music, in cooperation with the Rochester Piano Teachers' Guild and NYSMTA District 12

Event coordinators: Dr. Beverly Smoker, Mary Reiff, and Robyn Honadle
"Dynamic Markings Are Overrated! Teaching Music Interpretation from the Inside Out"

"Pedagogy in Pictures: Video Clips of Piano Students Caught in the Act of Being Themselves"

"Developing the Inhibited Practicer—Fostering the UNinhibited Pianist" Parts 1 and 2

Demonstration Teaching
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These four photos are courtesy of Dr. Bonnie Choi—thanks, Bonnie!

(More photos can be seen on the Facebook page of Nazareth College, Music Dept.)

Athens, Ohio
Friday & Saturday,
June 15-16, 2012
Ohio University Piano Pedagogy Seminar

Coordinator: Dr. Christopher Fisher
"Developing the Inhibited Practicer—Fostering the UNinhibited Pianist" Part 1

"Pedagogy in Pictures: Video Clips of Piano Students Caught in the Act of Being Themselves"

Demonstration Teaching
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Elmhurst, Illinois
Thursday,
November 17, 2011
Sponsored by the Salt Creek Chapter of the Illinois State Music Teachers Association

Program chair: Judy Dalenberg
"Repertoire-by-Request"
See the repertoire that was chosen

Early intermediate: • “Sad Song” by Alexander Gretchaninoff (From Glass Beads, Op. 123)

Mid-intermediate: • “The Wild Horseman” by Robert Schumann (Op. 68, #8)

Mid-intermediate: • “Spinning Song” by Albert Ellmenreich (Op. 14, #4)

Mid-intermediate: • “The Limpid Stream” by Johann Burgmüller (Op. 100, #7)

Late intermediate: • “Gallantry” by Johann Burgmüller (Op. 100, #25)

Early advanced: • “Scherzo” by Edvard Grieg (Op. 54, #5)

Early advanced: • Bagatelle by Ludwig van Beethoven (Op. 126, #3 )

Early advanced: • “Spring Dance” by Edvard Grieg (Op. 47, #6)

Early-mid-advanced: • “Prelude #1” by George Gershwin

Early-mid-advanced: • Bagatelle by Ludwig van Beethoven (Op. 126, #4)
Fairbanks, Alaska
Friday & Saturday,
August 12-13, 2011
State Conference of the Alaska Music Teachers Association

President of the Interior Alaska Keyboard Teachers: Patti Gallagher

President of the Alaska Music Teachers Association: Christine Kastanopolous
"Variations, Variations: Teaching Musical Interpretation by Varying the Music Itself"

"Pedagogy in Pictures: Video Clips of Piano Students Caught in the Act of Being Themselves"

"Selected Educational Piano Works of Bruce Berr"
Second pianist, Jennifer Merry

Group discussions on various topics

"First Things First: Revisiting Articulation"

Demonstration Teaching
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St. Paul, Minnesota
Monday, August 8, 2011
Sponsored by the University of St. Thomas

Director of Keyboard Studies: Dr. Vanessa Cornett-Murtada
"Dynamic Markings Are Overrated! Teaching Music From the Inside Out"

"Pedagogy in Pictures: Video Clips of Piano Students Caught in the Act of Being Themselves"

"Putting It All Together: Demonstration Teaching of Children"
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Naperville, Illinois
Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sponsored by the West Suburban Chicago Area Chapter of the Illinois State Music Teachers Association

Program Chair: Stephanie Myers
"Demonstration Teaching of Jazz Repertoire"
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