And the winner is...
MusicEdConnect.com is giving away one free conference registration to one lucky blog subscriber from 88pianokeys.me!
It would be so nice to give a free registration to all those who left their comments concerning favorite (or lack thereof) conferences.
There can only be ONE winner and that lucky future MusicEdConference attender is....but first...
Favorite Conference Experiences
-I love hearing about many music-related topics in a short time. I enjoy workshops very much, but they are (obviously) limited to one topic, so a conference gives "more bang for the buck." I live in a rural area and there are not a lot of opportunities within reasonable travel distance, so this sounds perfect!
-Leila, I am sad to say that I've never attended a conference. I hope to remedy that soon! Thanks for this opportunity!
-I recently saw Charlene Shelzi recently and loved that she involved attendees as she demonstrated her games.
-Hi! I´m from Germany. This year I attended my first conference in Düsseldorf, Germany. It was the European Congress of EPTA. When I was waiting in line for registration I felt so happy just to now that everybody else there was a piano teacher, too. There are so many contacts to my students, but so less to other teachers so that was a special moment to realize that I´m no longer alone. My dream is to attend the MTNA Conference one day!
-I would really like to win, because I have never had the opportunity to attend a conference! I think it would be a great way to learn some new things to implement in lessons and as you know, I'm always looking for a way to be an even better teacher :)
-Hi! One of my favourite memories of a conference is actually online. It was the first online seminar that I attended, and I loved it. The presenter was a professional, all-business person (normally) and he has a multi-million dollar business. But in that webinar, we saw him at home (although he was still in a suit) it added a personal touch. That's when I knew that I needed to explore online presentations!
-My favorite was the recent Teach Piano Today online conference. Each day was a different theme, and the resources are filling my studio to over-flow! I've hired 2 new piano teachers thanks to the good ideas I'm implementing from people like you and others. Thank goodness for the inter-web ; )!
-This fall I attended a workshop by Kevin Olsen. I loved his visual of the clock works. How the big cogs represent long-term dream pieces, the smaller ones are the everyday pieces passed off in a week or two. It really pointed out that there needs to be a balance between weekly, mid-range and long-term goals for our students.
-Way back in the late 80's I attended a week long session at Santa Rosa Junior College with Richard Chronister who presented his ideas to teaching the Keyboard Arts Series. It was a week that changed my teaching forever. How lucky I feel to have had that opportunity.
-I went to a Suzuki conference by Karlyn Brett in Salt Lake City. She is from Spokane WA, and is amazing! Learned so much.
-The one and only conference so far that I've attended as a teacher was our state one. Illinois Music Teachers Association two years ago. I had the privilege of making the trek with my piano teacher. That in itself was inspiring! I was amazed at how wonderful it was to collaborate ideas in person, glean knowledge that could only empower from local teacher and make some life long friends and connections. There's something that seems to connect us music folk like no other group of people. I was really inspired and energized by a Master Class presented at that conference of James Giles. He is amazing! I was touched that he is very real, compassionate but can compliment or give constructive criticism without belittling the receiver. I would have loved to be one of the guinea pigs on stage under his tutelage.
Lori, you will hear from Michelle Sisler very soon.
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