Win a Free iPad at MTNA and Other Important Stuff!

Want to win an iPad Air? Not using Piano Maestro YET? Going to Music Teachers National Association Conference in Las Vegas? Then you are the perfect candidate to enter the drawing to be held at the JoyTune's Booth at the MTNA conference! Visit the JoyTunes booth (#309) for all the details. Can't find booth #309? Look for Becki Tapia Laurent's hat!

Besides the chance to win a free iPad there are unprecedented concerts...

  • Sir James and Lady Jeanne Galway
  • Ann Schein
  • Canadian Brass

And master classes by...

  • Sir James and Lady Galway
  • Scott McBride Smith
  • Lang Lang

Sessions that look exceptionally appealing...

  • Teaching Performance Skills - Gerald Klickstein
  • Elementary Imagination - Wynn-Anne Rossi
  • Combining Method Books--Accelerated Approach to Teaching Beginning and Intermediate Piano Students - Yiyi Ku
  • Pianists Meet Advanced Technology: Using Motion-capture Recording and Brain Imaging to Investigate the Psychology of Performance - William Westney (I'm a huge fan of his book, The Perfect Wrong Note)
  • Jazz Improvisation: Beginning with the Blues - Pamela York
  • One more...I'll be presenting on Monday at 10:30: Sparking Creativity with Today's Hottest Apps. Trust me, it's more than just a list of apps, you'll learn how I turned pianists into composers.

Don't miss these showcases...

  • JoyTunes on Sunday. You'll enjoy hearing me along with fellow colleagues share tips on integrating Piano Maestro in your studio. Ouch, that app is HOT!
  • Neil A. Kjos Music Company on Tuesday. There will be an unveiling of a new product you won't want to miss. You heard it here first, folks--a new resource for your studio to encourage creativity at the keys! You won't be disappointed.

A reception hosted by Scott McBride Smith...

The results of the MNTA president-elect race have not been officially announced. If you recall, Scott McBride stopped by 88PianoKeys while on his campaign trail and answered many questions in great detail--here's the post. Scott is inviting all to a "Keep in Touch" Reception at MTNA. Here are the details

Find me AND follow me on Facebook...

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I'll post updates of my time at the MTNA conference on my Facebook page. By the way, make sure when you like my 88 Piano Keys Page to request to receive notifications of new posts. Go to the "Liked" tab and you'll find a menu. Request to receive notifications (see photo above.)

You'll want to do the same at my iPad Piano Studio Page. I recently shared an idea for pitch recognition games utilizing Wacky Wanda Word Game cards and a newly acquired app called Read Note that worked like a charm in my studio.

 Teaching today piano teacher workshop...

I'm headed to Memphis to the Amro Music Store! On March 20th, the store will be hosting a unique Teaching Today Piano Teacher Workshop. Crossing my fingers that I'll meet some 88 Piano Keys readers in Tennessee? Can't wait to hear Kristin Yost, Jennifer Eklund and Ellen Gonzales. Looks like a great day. I believe Amro Music spoils their area teachers!

88 Creative Keys camp in Denver, Colorado July 6-11, 2015

One more REALLY important item: Registration is now open for 88 Creative Keys Camp. Bradley Sowash and I are excited to see you in Denver and are ready to equip you and your students with tools to create beyond the page. Hurry, spots are filling up! Register now to received the Early Bird discount AND if you bring a friend, you'll save even more.

Use this promo code: BRINGAFRIEND