Congratulations Maggie on completing Piano Adventures Level 2B!
Congratulations Jay on completing Piano Adventures Level 1!
In July I spent four days in Chicago at the 2017 National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP).
I thoroughly enjoyed attending many sessions and visitng with teachers from all over the world. There were 600 teachers from 43 states and 11 countries!
Some of my highlights:
Waiting for a concert to start with some friends and colleauges from Omaha and Lincoln!
My friend Nancy and I met Jim Brickman after the concert!
A few favorite quotes:
"Embrace the hard work of practice!" Barbara Kreader
"Music plays easier when you play it how it goes." Dr. Robert Duke
"Sharing music is about allowing others to enjoy what we have to offer them." Dr. Peter Jutras
"We do not grow until we render ourselves vunerable to learn and be evaulated." Marvin Blickenstaff
It was a fabulous experience and I'm already looking forward to NCKP 2019!
I am very excited to kick off my 10th year of teaching today by introducing our
2017-2018 studio theme...
Music is a gift and the opportunity to study music is truly a privilege. As I have considered this, I am left with the realization that music is not something for us to keep to ourselves. It MUST be shared! From the youngest beginner to the most advanced student each person has beautiful music to share with others.
So it is my desire that this year each student will embrace every opportunity to share their music with others. That together we will endeavor to instill a life-long love of music and inspire pianistswho "Pass It On".
Palomino Gallop (duet)