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Teacher Activities

Unless otherwise indicated, all Teacher meetings are scheduled at Steinway Piano Gallery, 334 E Hines Hill Rd, Hudson, OH 44236.

“Attending to Mindfulness and Stress Management with Aspiring Musicians”
September 8, 2023  |  Steinway Piano Gallery

Cicilia Yudha

9:30 - 10:00 Conversation (bring your own coffee)
10:00 - 11:30 Presentation

Anxiety disorder and depression in young people continue to rise during and post COVID-19 pandemic. Our music students are also affected. How can we as music teachers help them navigate constant worries and stress in life?

This seminar aims to serve as a springboard for teachers to guide and mentor students with mental health in mind.

“Cultural Impacts on Pedagogy”
October 6, 2023  |  Steinway Piano Gallery

Benjamin Helton

9:30 - 10:00 Conversation (bring your own coffee)
10:00 - 11:30 Presentation

Ever wonder how culture affects our perceptions? How do cultural experiences influence pedagogical preferences? By fusing neuroanatomical and sociological research on enculturation, this presentation will foster a discussion on understanding our own cultural contexts. Then, we will explore how those contexts may complement or conflict with our students’ cultural experiences. These relationships will help us build pedagogical strategies to help our students develop technical abilities and to connect meaningfully with the music they are learning.

Middle East District Conference

Dr. Emely Phelps  |  “Fostering Collaboration”
November 10, 2023  |  University of Akron, Guzzetta Hall - 228 E Buchtel Ave, Akron

Emely Phelps

9:00 - Coffee/Refreshments

10:00 - Presentation​: “Fostering Collaboration”

    This presentation will survey examples of intermediate-level             chamber music literature, and illuminate chamber music skills           and rehearsal techniques we can teach in individual lessons,           with or without other musicians present.

12:00 - Lunch (included in registration fee)

2:00 - Masterclass by Dr. Emely Phelps

October 18th - Joint clarinet recital with Dr. Rebecca Rischin

Registration Form TBA.​

Dr. Donna Lee

“Inevitably Musical: Exploring the interpretive approach to music making.
February 2, 2024  |  Steinway Piano Gallery

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9:30 - 10:00 Conversation (bring your own coffee)
10:00 - 11:30 Presentation

An in-depth look at the process of musical conviction through the awareness of articulation, dynamics, harmonic rhythm, phrase structure, and more. Excerpts from popular piano literature from beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels will be examined.

Dr. Curtis Pavey

“Unlocking Baroque Artistry: Embracing the Past in the Present
March 8, 2024  |  Steinway Piano Gallery

Curtis Pavey

9:30 - 10:00 Conversation (bring your own coffee)
10:00 - 11:30 Presentation

Focusing on ways in which we can help our students connect to Baroque music in a more accessible and exciting way through ornamentation, improvisation, and other related tips.

Dr. Timothy Ledger

“Cultivating Better Practicers: Considerations from music pedagogy, sports and performance psychology, semiotics, and more”
April 5, 2024  |  Steinway Piano Gallery

Timothy Ledger

9:30 - 10:00 Conversation (bring your own coffee)
10:00 - 11:30 Presentation

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