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Archived Webinars 2020-2021

NCKP 2021 Preview with Jennifer Snow and Sara Ernst (05-26-21)

NCKP 2021 Preview with Jennifer Snow and Sara Ernst (05-26-21)

This webinar highlights the wide variety of special events at the NCKP 2021 Piano Conference, including recitals by Anne-Marie McDermott, Garrick Ohlsson, Peter Dugan, and others; keynote presentations by Karen Zorn, Afa Dworkin, and others; and thirteen days of pre-conference deep-dive presentations on topics including Diversity, Teaching Adults, Young Musicians: Birth to Age 9, Wellness, and Technology.

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Unlocking the Window of Opportunity with Amy Rucker, Gregory Chase, Janna Olson, Linda Fields (05-19-21)

Unlocking the Window of Opportunity with Amy Rucker, Gregory Chase, Janna Olson, Linda Fields (05-19-21)

Ever unsure what to do next with your young students? Members of the NCKP Young Musicians: Birth to Age 9 Committee share movement activities, teaching insights, neurological research, and general advice for teaching young students in ways that help them meet their potential.

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Pedagogy Research: What's in it for Teachers and Students? (05-12-21)

Pedagogy Research: What's in it for Teachers and Students? (05-12-21)

In this foundational webinar, Diana Dumlavwalla and Charlene Ryan explain types of pedagogical research, how to find current research in the piano teaching field, and how to decipher research findings and apply findings to teaching.

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Around the World with Piano Duets with Luis Sanchez and Libby Vanatta (05-05-21)

Around the World with Piano Duets with Luis Sanchez and Libby Vanatta (05-05-21)

Take a tour of collaborative repertoire from Mexico, Argentina, France, Israel, and Australia in this engaging webinar. Luis Sanchez and Libby Vanatta provide teaching insights and expressive recordings of each of the pieces they present. The presenters highlight the works of Cellia Torrá, Cecile Chaminade, Mario Ruiz Armengol, Alexander Uriah Boskovich, Ross Edwards, and Manuel Ponce.

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Composer Conversation with Carol Matz (04-29-21)

Composer Conversation with Carol Matz (04-29-21)

Jennifer Snow interviews colorful Carol Matz in this inspiring Composer Conversation. Carol shares stories from her musical journey, three of her wonderful pieces, and her passion for her empowering teachers and students alike.

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Playing Solo Jazz Piano At Any Level with Jeremy Siskind

Playing Solo Jazz Piano At Any Level with Jeremy Siskind

Follow Jeremy Siskind through an energetic explanation of the fundamental considerations for playing solo jazz piano. Siskind provides applicable explanations of harmony, rhythm, and solo techniques used by jazz musicians, as well as helpful insights into how to listen to and practice jazz music.

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Latin American Composers Part II with Ana Maria Orduz, Bernardo Scarambone, Elizabeth Gutierrez, and Luis Sanchez

Latin American Composers Part II with Ana Maria Orduz, Bernardo Scarambone, Elizabeth Gutierrez, and Luis Sanchez

This webinar, along with its counterpart from February 2021, is a must-see for anyone looking to expand their teaching or performing repertoire by including music by Latin American composers. In this webinar, panelists share music by composers from Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, and Brazil.

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Designing Effective Learning Environments for Adult Students with Dr. Pamela Pike (04-07-21)

Designing Effective Learning Environments for Adult Students with Dr. Pamela Pike (04-07-21)

In this followup to her 2018 webinar, Dr. Pamela Pike illuminates ways to plan and sequence learning experiences with adult students while maintaining a collaborative learning environment. Dr. Pike highlights the importance of understanding adult learners' goals and tailoring learning experiences to address those goals.

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Composer Conversation with Wynn-Anne Rossi (03-24-21)

Composer Conversation with Wynn-Anne Rossi (03-24-21)

In this Composer Conversation, Wynn-Anne Rossi and Jennifer Snow discuss the importance of creativity and spontaneity in piano teaching and in life. Wynn-Anne provides insight into her compositional process, especially for the Música Latina series. Rossi also shares excerpts from Roger McVey's recording of one of her recent publications for advanced pianists, Theme and Ten Variations.

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From the Artist Bench with Thomas Lymenstull (03-10-21)

From the Artist Bench with Thomas Lymenstull (03-10-21)

In this From the Artist Bench, Thomas Lymenstull illuminates Alexander Scriabin's harmonic language in the Nocturne in D-flat Major for the Left Hand, Op. 9, No. 2. A must-see for anyone studying or teaching this piece, this webinar includes Lymenstull's answers to technical considerations for how to project the melody of this piece, as well as general tips for left hand repertoire.

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Young Pianists Power Up! Building Knowledge and Skill through Warm-ups with Dr. Sara Ernst (03-03-21)

Young Pianists Power Up! Building Knowledge and Skill through Warm-ups with Dr. Sara Ernst (03-03-21)

Young Pianists Power Up is filled with practical advice for how to thoughtfully incorperate technical drills and theory understanding into lessons with young students. Dr. Ernst shares invaluable considerations for how to organize a comprehensive approach to warm-ups that is ready to immediately apply to your teaching.

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The Kids are NOT All Right: Promoting Mental Health in the Music Lesson with Laura Amoriello, Leslsey McAllister, Paola Savvidou (02-24-21)

The Kids are NOT All Right: Promoting Mental Health in the Music Lesson with Laura Amoriello, Leslsey McAllister, Paola Savvidou (02-24-21)

In this insightful webinar, Paola Savvidou, Lesley McAllister, and Laura Amoriello share from their expertise about the challenges that students face during the pandemic, and many practical strategies for how music teachers can build mentally healthy activities into our lessons.

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Town Hall: Latin American Composers with Juan Pablo Andrade, Elizabeth Gutierrez, Angelica Sanchez, Luis Sanchez, and Bernardo Scarambone (02-17-21)

Town Hall: Latin American Composers with Juan Pablo Andrade, Elizabeth Gutierrez, Angelica Sanchez, Luis Sanchez, and Bernardo Scarambone (02-17-21)

Learn about and listen to repertoire by Latin American composers that you can incorperate into your teaching and playing. Each of the five panelists provides examples of wonderful music at a wide variety of levels, complete with performances.

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From the Artist Bench with Artina McCain (02-10-21)

From the Artist Bench with Artina McCain (02-10-21)

Artina McCain shares analysis and thrilling performances of Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson's Scherzo and Toccata. McCain includes a bonus performance of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child. Find performances of Perkinson's Scherzo and many other inspiring performances in Artina's 2020 album, Hertiage: An American Legacy.

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Impact and Investigation with Fen-Fang Chen, Leonidas Lagrimas, and Rachel Hahn (01-27-21)

Impact and Investigation with Fen-Fang Chen, Leonidas Lagrimas, and Rachel Hahn (01-27-21)

In this research webinar, Andrea McAlister hosts three guest researchers as they share their findings on the following topics:
Observation and Analysis of Undergraduate Applied Piano Lessons and Individual Practice Sessions,
A Demographic Study of Undergraduate Students Taking Group Piano Classes,
and Reaching Digital Native Music Majors: Pedagogy for Undergraduate Group Piano in the 21st Century.

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Composer Conversation with Catherine Rollin (01-13-21)

Composer Conversation with Catherine Rollin (01-13-21)

Catherine Rollin shares her background and inspiration as a teacher and composer in this installment of Composer Conversations. Catherine shares performances of pieces from multiple of her collections, including her 2020 publication, Museum Masterpieces.

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Inside the Online Lesson: Inclusive Teaching at Work during COVID-19 (01-6-21)

Inside the Online Lesson: Inclusive Teaching at Work during COVID-19 (01-6-21)

In this webinar, Scott Price shares an online lesson with a student with autism. Strategies for navigating the online experience will be explained, and video excerpts will demonstrate how to manage behaviors, how to adapt teaching procedures, and how to effectively use communication in the online teaching experience.

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From the Artist Bench with Carol Leone (12-9-20)

From the Artist Bench with Carol Leone (12-9-20)

In this From the Artist Bench, Carol Leone lays out eight logical layers of guidelines for determining tempo in the slow movements of Beethoven's Piano Sonatas. Filled with performance examples throughout, this presentation may change how you listen to, teach, and perform slow movements by Beethoven.

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Foundational Piano Pedagogy with Craig Sale (12-2-20)

Foundational Piano Pedagogy with Craig Sale (12-2-20)

This session explores one of the most essential skills for effective teaching – the ability to “boil things down” to their core essence. Effective teachers simplify for their students rather than complicate. When this is done, teaching is more successful, and students are better prepared for future learning. When teaching students of any level, using our own deep understanding of the material can lead to increased accessibility for the student and improved diagnostic skills for the teacher. Examples discussed in the session will include dynamics, reading, rhythm, repertoire, technique, and theory.

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Composer Conversation with Christopher Norton (11-18-20)

Composer Conversation with Christopher Norton (11-18-20)

In this installment of Composer Conversations, Jennifer Snow interviews Christopher Norton regarding his publications and the inspiration behind his compositions. Enjoy Norton's performances of selected works, insights into his compositional inspiration, and stories from his musical journey.

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From the Artist Bench with Antonio Pompa-Baldi (11-11-20)

From the Artist Bench with Antonio Pompa-Baldi (11-11-20)

Antonio Pompa-Baldi discusses Cesar Franck's Prelude, Chorale and Fugue. Learn practice techniques, explore teaching strategies, and enjoy a performance of the work.

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Piano Music by Black Composers: Music for all Skill Levels  with Leah Claiborne (11-4-20)

Piano Music by Black Composers: Music for all Skill Levels with Leah Claiborne (11-4-20)

Leah Claiborne highlights piano music by Black composers for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students. These selections will be featured in an exciting new course from the Frances Clark Center to be released later this year. Claiborne shares performances and teaching recommendations for these brilliant additions to the standard teaching repertoire.

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Composer Conversation with Chee-Hwa Tan (10-28-20)

Composer Conversation with Chee-Hwa Tan (10-28-20)

In this installment of Composer Conversations, Jennifer Snow interviews renowned composer and teacher, Chee-Hwa Tan. They explore her creative and pedagogical process, and the inspiration behind her music and writing. Chee-Hwa also shares beautiful performances of selected compositions.

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Outward Bound: From Social Media to Social Impact with Raul Dominguez, Alissa Freeman, Mark Irchai, Jonathan Kuuskoski, and Hillary Santoso (10-21-20)

Outward Bound: From Social Media to Social Impact with Raul Dominguez, Alissa Freeman, Mark Irchai, Jonathan Kuuskoski, and Hillary Santoso (10-21-20)

In this webinar, four intrepid young professionals share how they have leveraged social media platforms to deliver high-impact performance and educational programming. This town hall discussion, facilitated by Jonathan Kuuskoski, includes stories of how each presenter has made an impact in their community using common social media platforms.

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From the Artist Bench with Alejandro Cremaschi (10-14-20)

From the Artist Bench with Alejandro Cremaschi (10-14-20)

In this installment of From the Artist Bench, Alejandro Cremaschi shares Alberto Ginastera's 12 American Preludes. Dr. Cremaschi shines light on Ginastera's background, discusses the level and compositional approach for each of the Preludes, and performs each of the Preludes.

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Let's Talk About Practicing (10-7-20)

Let's Talk About Practicing (10-7-20)

Whether in times of quarantine or not, practicing can often become routine, mundane, and repetitive, empowering muscle memory to take the front seat in performance. Barbara Fast and Spencer Myer will discuss ideas for practicing -- some new, and some old-but-repurposed -- designed to keep the brain constantly engaged, enabling the brain to take that front seat and moving muscle memory to the back.

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Diversity in Music: a Town Hall Discussion, with Leah Claiborne, Desireé González-Miller, Leonard Hayes, Artina McCain, and William Chapman Nyaho. (9-23-20)

Diversity in Music: a Town Hall Discussion, with Leah Claiborne, Desireé González-Miller, Leonard Hayes, Artina McCain, and William Chapman Nyaho. (9-23-20)

In this interactive Town Hall, panelists discuss the importance of inclusivity and diversity in piano education from beginning levels through advanced degrees. During the webinar, presenters share several resources for expanding teaching repertoire. Each panelist skillfully answers questions about access to education, cultural appropriation, college audition repertoire, pursuing advanced degrees in music as an immigrant, and how to address problematic standards of the teaching repertoire.

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Composer Talks: A Conversation with Dennis Alexander (9-16-20)

Composer Talks: A Conversation with Dennis Alexander (9-16-20)

The first Composer Talks with Dennis Alexander interviewed by Jennifer Snow. Dennis shares stories of his past, performances of two of his Nocturnes, and insights into his compositional influences.

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Thoughts and Strategies for the New Teaching Year with Marvin Blickenstaff (9-9-20)

Thoughts and Strategies for the New Teaching Year with Marvin Blickenstaff (9-9-20)

Organizing a course of study for our students that includes a carefully planned approach to repertoire, technique, and theory can feel daunting. In this presentation, Marvin Blickenstaff provides invaluable insights and practical examples for how to prepare for the new year with your students. He shares how to keep track of your students' repertoire, how to think about preparing new concepts, technical warm ups for students at many different levels, and how to approach ear training from the very first lesson.

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