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Archived Webinars 2021-2022

The Physiology of Piano Teaching and Performing (03/16/2022)

The Physiology of Piano Teaching and Performing (03/16/2022)

Musicians, performers, and teachers often have a sedentary existence and are sometimes unaware of “bad habits” such as slumped posture and unnecessary tension, which stress the body and may contribute to injury. Yet, we are responsible for guiding our students to an efficient, well-balanced technique during practice and performance. From panelists trained in yoga and Alexander technique, specific strategies for developing better alignment and habits will be discussed using video footage and invitations to participate in mindful movement.

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The Small-Handed Pianist: Musically Effective Strategies for Overcoming Obstacles with Brenda Wristen (03/02/2022)

The Small-Handed Pianist: Musically Effective Strategies for Overcoming Obstacles with Brenda Wristen (03/02/2022)

Performing standard piano repertoire on the conventional-sized keyboard poses special challenges for small-handed pianists as they advance beyond the elementary years of piano study. This webinar will address some historical biases and assumptions about small-handed pianists, the role of the teacher, and some of the more commonly encountered maladaptive strategies. Each strategy will be demonstrated using examples drawn from the standard piano literature to provide musical application and to inspire creative thinking about similar problems encountered in piano literature.
Focus on Intermediate Repertoire: Highlights from the Inspiring Artistry Video Library: Down a Southern Lane by Florence Price with Lia Jensen-Abbott (02/23/2022)

Focus on Intermediate Repertoire: Highlights from the Inspiring Artistry Video Library: Down a Southern Lane by Florence Price with Lia Jensen-Abbott (02/23/2022)

Join Lia Jensen-Abbott as she explores and performs Down a Southern Lane by Florence Price. Become acquinted with this piece and learn best teaching and performance practices for your students.

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From the Artist Bench: On an Overgrown Path: Deciphering Leoš Janáček's Piano Enigmas (02/18/22)

From the Artist Bench: On an Overgrown Path: Deciphering Leoš Janáček's Piano Enigmas (02/18/22)

Join Igor Lipinski for this From the Artist Bench Broadcast, exploring Leoš Janáček's Piano Enigmas.

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Technique through Repertoire with Christopher Madden and Jani Parsons (02/16/2022)

Technique through Repertoire with Christopher Madden and Jani Parsons (02/16/2022)

Join Jani Parsons and Chris Madden for a discussion of how to teach technique through repertoire, and recieve a special sneak peek of their new publication with Piano Education Press and the Frances Clark Center! Attendees will receive a preorder discount code, and one winner will receive a free copy of the book.

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Meet the Composer: Piano Music by Composers of Asian Heritage with Chee-Hwa Tan, Li-Ly Chang, Alexina Louie, Naoko Ikeda (02/09/2022)

Meet the Composer: Piano Music by Composers of Asian Heritage with Chee-Hwa Tan, Li-Ly Chang, Alexina Louie, Naoko Ikeda (02/09/2022)

Four composers of Asian Heritage share their compositional process and pedagogical pieces that they have written.

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From Research to Publication with Pamela Pike, Andrea McAlister, and Craig Sale (02/08/2022)

From Research to Publication with Pamela Pike, Andrea McAlister, and Craig Sale (02/08/2022)

In this research webinar, join the editorial staff of Piano Magazine for a discussion on how to bring your research to publication.

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From the Artist Bench with Todd van Kekerix: Liebermann Nocturne no. 9 (02/04/2022)

From the Artist Bench with Todd van Kekerix: Liebermann Nocturne no. 9 (02/04/2022)

In this From the Artist Bench broadcast, join Todd van Kekerix as he explores and performs Nocturne No. 9 by Lowell Liebermann

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Teaching in Groups: Planning Motivational Classes for All Levels with Janet Tschida, Jackie Edwards-Henry, Rebecca Bellelo, Andrea McAlister, Amy Glennon (02/02/2022)

Teaching in Groups: Planning Motivational Classes for All Levels with Janet Tschida, Jackie Edwards-Henry, Rebecca Bellelo, Andrea McAlister, Amy Glennon (02/02/2022)

Join this richly creative webinar of four teachers to learn successful strategies tailored to enhance and energize your group teaching. A variety of group teaching levels will be discussed— including group piano for young children, elementary students, collegiate, and adults— follow by a Q&A at the end of the session.

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From the Artist Bench with Hannah Creviston: Voices Silenced: Piano Music of Composers Killed in the Holocaust (01/28/2022)

From the Artist Bench with Hannah Creviston: Voices Silenced: Piano Music of Composers Killed in the Holocaust (01/28/2022)

Through their music, the legacy and voice of those murdered by the Nazis can live on. This lecture recital will feature piano music of several of these composers, including Erwin Schulhoff, Rudolf Karel, Pavel Haas, Karel Berman, and Gideon Klein.

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No Magic Needed: Principles and Applications for Creative Music Making with Andy Villemez, Kate Acone, and Todd van Kekerix (01/26/22)

No Magic Needed: Principles and Applications for Creative Music Making with Andy Villemez, Kate Acone, and Todd van Kekerix (01/26/22)

Using a range of concepts, styles, and resources, the presenters explore guiding principles of creative music making and how those principles can be applied to a variety of activities in private and group teaching settings.

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Let’s Talk Teaching: Some Basics about Learning, Motivation, and Communication with Craig Sale (01/19/22)

Let’s Talk Teaching: Some Basics about Learning, Motivation, and Communication with Craig Sale (01/19/22)

Based on material presented in Foundational Piano Pedagogy, an online course offered by the Frances Clark Center, this session will lead teachers in meaningful reflection on how lessons can positively impact effective learning, motivation, and communication.

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Meet the Composer: Martín Kutnowski (01/12/2022)

Meet the Composer: Martín Kutnowski (01/12/2022)

In this webinar, composer Martin Kutnowski is interviewed by Luis Sanchez regarding his compositions, influences, and creative process.

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Music Learning & Child Development: Lessons from a Longitudinal Study with Beatriz Ilari and Assal Habibi (01/11/2022)

Music Learning & Child Development: Lessons from a Longitudinal Study with Beatriz Ilari and Assal Habibi (01/11/2022)

Join researchers Beatriz Ilari and Assal Habibi as they summarize their research findings about music learning and child development from a long-term study.

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From the Artist Bench with Jerry Wong: Valley of Rocks (12/10/2021)

From the Artist Bench with Jerry Wong: Valley of Rocks (12/10/2021)

Jerry Wong presents a lecture-recital on Miriam Hyde's evocative work, Valley of Rocks.

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Practicing Piano through the Early Stages with Sara Ernst (12/08/2021)

Practicing Piano through the Early Stages with Sara Ernst (12/08/2021)

Developing practice habits and appropriate midset is crucial as students advance in lessons. Sara Ernst shares ideas on this.

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Expert Teaching: Qualities, Approaches and Interactions of Successful Teachers with Amy Simmons and Mark Montemayor (12/07/2021)

Expert Teaching: Qualities, Approaches and Interactions of Successful Teachers with Amy Simmons and Mark Montemayor (12/07/2021)

Two expert teachers discuss and provide suggestions for what instructors can do to maximize students' success in lessons.

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Piano-Playing Revisited: How Modern Players Can Learn from Period Instruments with David Breitman (12/01/2021)

Piano-Playing Revisited: How Modern Players Can Learn from Period Instruments with David Breitman (12/01/2021)

David Breitman provides historical information on the predecessors of the piano, as well as adaptive approaches to interpretation on modern instruments that incorporate this knowledge.

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From the Artist Bench with Carol Leone: Chopin's Polonaise Fantasie: A Love Story Expressed Through Song and Dance (11/19/2021)

From the Artist Bench with Carol Leone: Chopin's Polonaise Fantasie: A Love Story Expressed Through Song and Dance (11/19/2021)

Carol Leone explores one of Chopin's musically rich and beloved masterworks in this lecture-recital presentation with Q&A.

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Teaching Demonstration with Marvin Blickenstaff (NCKP Rebroadcast) (11/12/2021)

Teaching Demonstration with Marvin Blickenstaff (NCKP Rebroadcast) (11/12/2021)

Marvin Blickenstaff engages in dialogue with Sara Ernst on teaching demonstration videos, which illustrate pedagogical goals such as fluid technqiue, phrasing, polishing a review piece, and more.

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Practicing and the Brain with Barbara Fast and Molly Gebrian (11/09/2021)

Practicing and the Brain with Barbara Fast and Molly Gebrian (11/09/2021)

Barbara Fast and Molly Gebrian discuss how the brain works in effective strategies for optimal practice.

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From the Artist Bench with Cicilia Yudha: GAME-Land (11/05/2021)

From the Artist Bench with Cicilia Yudha: GAME-Land (11/05/2021)

Cicilia Yudha presents a lecture and performance of Indonesian composer Slamt Abdul Sjukur's GAME-Land. This captivating contemporary work incorporates elements of gamelan music, percussion, and playing both traditionall as well as inside the piano.

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Hidden Gems: Four Centuries of Keyboard Literature by Women Composers with Annie Jeng, Brendan Jacklin, and Susan Yang (11/03/2021)

Hidden Gems: Four Centuries of Keyboard Literature by Women Composers with Annie Jeng, Brendan Jacklin, and Susan Yang (11/03/2021)

Annie Jeng, Brendan Jacklin, and Susan Yang present exemplary teaching and performance repertoire by lesser-known women composers from the Baroque through 20th-century periods.

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From the Artist Bench with Catherine Kautsky: Music and Nationhood (10/22/2021)

From the Artist Bench with Catherine Kautsky: Music and Nationhood (10/22/2021)

Catherine Kautsky discusses music's role in nationhood, which may be influenced by art, statues, and other cultural elements. She explores the music of Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, and Clara Schumann as examples.

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Studio Policies for the 21st Century Music Teacher with Heather Smith and Deborah How (10/20/2021)

Studio Policies for the 21st Century Music Teacher with Heather Smith and Deborah How (10/20/2021)

Business experts and studio owners Heather Smith and Deborah How present guidelines on developing and implementing effective policies in your studio or music conservatory.

Enjoyed this webinar and want to learn more? Enroll in our online course, A Pianist's Guide to Studio Management!

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From the Artist Bench with Andrew Cooperstock: The Piano Music of George Walker (10/15/2021)

From the Artist Bench with Andrew Cooperstock: The Piano Music of George Walker (10/15/2021)

Join Andrew Cooperstock as he introduces repertoire by George Walker (1992-2018), an African American composer and pianist whose extensive career flourished throughout the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

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International Perspectives: Music from Latin America with Luis Sanchez, Alejandro Cremaschi, Jessica Pacheco, and Walter Aparicio (10/13/2021)

International Perspectives: Music from Latin America with Luis Sanchez, Alejandro Cremaschi, Jessica Pacheco, and Walter Aparicio (10/13/2021)

Four leading scholars on Latin American piano music introduce elementary through early advanced solo and duet repertoire by composers from Brazil, Argentina, and more. Performance demonstrations, as well as pedagogical benefits and stylistic information is provided for each piece.

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From Idea to Research: A Panel of Mentors Discuss How to Plan, Develop and Conduct your Project with David Rickels, Carla Davis Cash, and Ann Marie Stanley(10/12/2021)

From Idea to Research: A Panel of Mentors Discuss How to Plan, Develop and Conduct your Project with David Rickels, Carla Davis Cash, and Ann Marie Stanley(10/12/2021)

Three research experts provide insights on how to hone a large-scale research idea into a defined, fruitful project.

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Effective Communication and Adaptive Facilitation: Helping Students who are Special Learners Thrive in the Music Lesson with Scott Price (10/06/2021)

Effective Communication and Adaptive Facilitation: Helping Students who are Special Learners Thrive in the Music Lesson with Scott Price (10/06/2021)

Renowned pedagogue Scott Price presents best practices for communicating with students with special needs through vocabulary, body language, reading and counting methods, and more.

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Around the World with Piano Duets with Luis Sanchez and Libby Vanatta (09/29/21)

Around the World with Piano Duets with Luis Sanchez and Libby Vanatta (09/29/21)

Explore scintillating piano duet repertoire from all corners of the globe - South Africa, Israel, Australia, Brazil, and more! - in this dynamic lecture recital presentation.

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Goals and Aspirations for My New Teaching Year with Marvin Blickenstaff (09/22/21)

Goals and Aspirations for My New Teaching Year with Marvin Blickenstaff (09/22/21)

Marvin Blickenstaff discusses setting long-term goals for the academic year, sharing inspiring, practical suggestions and pedagogical goals for your studio and teaching practice.

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