Let's Meet Up at MTNA!
Are you heading to Baltimore next week? It's too late to register for the annual MTNA conference held March 18-22, but, you can do so at the hotel. Here's all the info. If you are registered and ready to go, let's get together!
I fly in Saturday and leave Wednesday. In between, I'll be part of the Music Teachers Helper Showcase on Sunday morning at 8:00AM. Come join me and we can get coffee afterwards.
If you're not crazy about your scheduling and book-keeping system, attend the showcase and learn about the ten things I can't teach without thanks to ten years of being addicted to Music Teachers Helper. Learn more about the service and sign up for it here.
Tuesday at 11:00AM, I'll be presenting a session called "Set Your Studio Apart On and Off the Bench."
For those who attend and stay 'til the bitter end, I have a REALLY cool gift that you can use with your students to build strong practice strategies. Have you been using the six scientifically proven strategies in your studio? Read about them here and get a free printable to use with your students. These work and my students and their parents agree. The gift you'll receive at my session will definitely enhance your student's use of these practice strategies and will guarantee progress.
After the session, I'd like to get together with you! Bradley Sowash has agreed to join me and the plan is to "brown-bag" it. We'll connect after the session is finished which is lunch time and we can plan to meet in the hotel lobby...where you can bring your own lunch or stay for a bit, bring your iPad and teaching questions and then head off to a favorite restaurant. This is definitely an informal gathering. If it grows into something bigger I'll let you know. If you are interested, please leave a comment in the comment section below.
A couple of other housekeeping items.
We are hearing terrific feedback about our latest 88 Creative Keys Webinar: "Keys to Colorful Harmonization." If you missed the live stream, you can purchase the replay here.
"I thoroughly enjoyed listening to your ways of composition. This summer I am looking at doing a composition/harmonization series for both my piano and vocal students. Thank you for putting together this webinar."
"I have taken all the theory of this before, but wasn't sure how to apply it. You've given me extra tools in my tool box. You've also given me lots of ideas as to how to teach this to my students."
During my portion, I use my original arrangements as examples of how I incorporated my favorite harmonization tools. All of the sheet music is on sale--here.
There are some exceptional resources coming your way in the near future at 88pianokeys.me. If there is a topic that you'd like to see addressed, please let me know in the comment section and I'll add it to the list.
As always, thanks for tuning in, your support and most of all for sharing a passion for teaching music with me!