2021 Call for Teaching Demonstrations

Celebrating the Transformative Power of Music


Deadline: Monday, May 10, 2021, at 11:59PM PDT


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Teaching Demonstration Proposal Details

NCKP 2021 seeks videos of piano lessons that highlight excellence in teaching practice and music learning, to be considered for the plenary teaching demonstrations. All piano educators, emerging professionals, and students are welcome to submit videos, including those from independent studios, college settings, community music schools, and nonprofit educational organizations.

Ideal demonstration videos highlight student learning, especially the acquisition of new skills and/or the exploration of a specific concept. Videos can include private lessons or group classes, online or face-to-face teaching, and any level of student (beginner to advanced). Submissions must be no more than ten minutes, and in one of the following formats:
  • Continuous segment from one lesson/class.
  • Multiple segments from one lesson/class.
  • Series of segments spanning several weeks.
Please review these video guidelines prior to the creation and submission of your teaching video. Online lesson videos are most effective when the recording includes both student and teacher throughout (i.e. gallery or grid view).

Teaching Video Submission Requirements

  • Student age(s) and level(s).
  • Lesson format: private or group, online or face-to-face.
  • Video, provided as a link to a shared file on Google Drive or DropBox, or to an unlisted YouTube video. Please ensure the video is viewable by anyone with the link.
  • Total length of the video (maximum 10 minutes).
  • A synopsis of this video, describing the student, any relevant prior work, and/or the current lesson with this student (150 words).
  • List of any music used in this video, including piece title, composer, book title, and publisher.
  • Exact name and short bio (35-50 words) of teacher(s) as they would appear in the program.
  • List of current positions and institutional affiliations of teacher(s).
  • Digital photo(s) of presenter(s) suitable for the program. Color headshot of each teacher preferred; 300dpi.

Teaching Demonstration Policies and Procedures

  • Prior to proposal submission, proposers must communicate with all co-presenters regarding their interest and availability.
  • Proposers must submit their own work and may not submit proposals on behalf of their students or others.
  • For selected videos that include children, NCKP will require formal parent/guardian consent for any children featured.
  • For full consideration, videos must adhere to these video guidelines.
  • All persons whose work is selected are expected to register for and attend the NCKP 2021: The Piano Conference on July 28-31, 2021.
  • All persons who submit proposals will be notified of final program decisions by May 15, 2021.
  • Presenting at NCKP is a volunteer activity and NCKP does not offer any compensation or reimbursement for expenses of any kind incurred in connection with presenting at NCKP.
  • NCKP gives equal consideration for proposals without regard to the presenter's race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, military status, veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law.
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