So THRILLED to announce that the ONLINE version of the June 24 Piano Camp for Piano Teachers (Houston, TX) is now available for those who could not make it to the LIVE event.
UPDATE!!! –the online version of the 2016 Piano Camp for Piano Teachers is now an online course entitled: “Sorting Out the Piano Classics” Read all about it HERE. Grab it at the introductory price BEFORE OCT. 1, 2016!
Here’s what’s included:
Five intensive sessions (7+ hours of video) outlining a logical teaching order of standard piano literature, Baroque to Contemporary, from the late elementary to early advanced levels.
Demonstration of example repertoire.
Useful teaching tips and techniques you can take right to the studio.
Handouts to inform you what to teach at each level.
PDF guides to help you match method books and repertoire collections to each level of study.
You will have LIFETIME ACCESS to this course and all content upgrades added in the future. View on a desktop computer, laptop, or mobile device. No special software required for viewing.
A glimpse of the curriculum below. Click HERE to see the contents and watch a FREE PREVIEW! (see the module entitled “Presentation of Intermediate Pieces by Era – Romantic/Modern”)
See you on the inside!
What teachers are saying:
“I have watched about half of the videos and printed the handouts and can tell everyone that a LOT of work has gone into this Camp. If you are getting your repertoire lists ready for the fall and wanting a good sampling of classical pieces, this is the place to go. It is complete with an extensive list divided by levels and Elizabeth plays a sampling of most of them. The handouts include musical examples also.”
Lizbeth Atkinson – Columbus, OH
“I have enjoyed and benefited from the videos so much. I enter my students in our state program each year. Our state has 12 levels similar to Jane Magrath but 12!!! It has really been hard for me since my college back in the 70’s did not have a good pedagogy class. Thanks for your consideration!”
Enjoyed chatting with you this week about Pages 24-35 via Periscope and Facebook Live. Hurry and add your comment on each of the 3 sections of the book HERE so you’ll be entered in the FINAL GIVEAWAY on Tuesday, May 10. *Comments are due by 8AM Central on May 10. I will announce the 3 winners that day at 10AM Central during the LIVE broadcast. You don’t have to be present to win.
I hope you’ve enjoyed watching the blog posts in action via LIVE video. Sure makes it easier than writing everything I want to say!
The PDF study guide for the video below is HERE. If you don’t have the book or PDF in front of you right now, it’s OK. I play through each piece on the video and you can follow along easily. Read More
Here’s the Live Broadcast for this week’s discussion of Pages 12-23. Thanks to all of you viewing the Replay here or on the Facebook page. The PDF study guide for the video below is HERE. If you don’t have the book or PDF in front of you, it’s OK. On this video I play through each piece so you can follow along easily. Scroll to 4:30 to get right to the content.
The pieces in this set became more substantial and less rudimentary, but that’s to be expected with a primer of progressive pieces. What were your favorites from this selection? Please comment below in the REPLY section and add other observations, too. Each comment earns you a ticket for the FINAL GIVEAWAY – 3 nice prizes mailed directly to you! One comment per blog post is the max. Read More
Was thrilled! to chat with all of you yesterday on the LIVE broadcast. Thanks for joining in and to all of you REPLAY viewers as well. Below is the REPLAY for any who missed it. The PDF study guide for the video below is HERE (covers pages 1-11). I really enjoyed hearing your thoughts and receiving feedback yesterday. Be sure to add your thoughts and comments about Pages 1 -11 below to share with other teachers . There’s never enough time for posting on the broadcast. Definitely share your one-sentence description of the book (how you’d describe it to a teacher) and tell me what you thought of these initial primer-level pieces. What did you love? What did you learn?
Here’s the PDF download with the discussion points for Pages 12-23. Just make quick notes in the margin of your book. Remember to tune in to the LIVE broadcast at 10AM Central next Tuesday, April 26.
Don’t have the book yet? See below. Not too late to get started. You’ll probably receive the book in the mail before next Tuesday.
Please try, try to join the Periscope broadcast if you can, because it allows me to interact with you a bit more, but if you prefer Facebook LIVE that’s OK, too. Invite friends to come join us so they’ll learn all about a Piano Play-Along. If they’re not on Facebook, tell them to try Periscope on their mobile phone/tablet. Info just below.
WINNERS! Thank all of you for watching my latest scope on “Elementary Music for Boys and Animal Lovers” and also for the sweet comments about my elementary solo sheets. As promised, new followers were placed into a drawing for 2 packets of my music, one larger and one smaller. The winners are 1. Betty Lawson and 2. Joyce Harwood! I will get your prizes to you as soon as we connect. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you read this post first.
Thanks to everyone who watched, even via the web or on the replay at katch.me. The REPLAY is still available HERE. (and you can rewind/fast forward!)
I’m dreaming up new scopes to solve pain points for working piano teachers. Piano teachers are some of the busiest people on the planet, so I will definitely be “katching” them for your viewing after they expire on Periscope and summarizing some here on the blog. I’ll keep some of these scopes short and right-to-the-point.
HOWEVER….. the best feature is having YOU on Periscope interacting with me and other teachers LIVE on the scope. We all learn so much from each other, right? So, if you haven’t downloaded the FREE Periscope app (Apple or Android mobile devices), please do and FOLLOW me @pianoprof88. My name will have a little keyboard next to it. And set your Notifications to ON.
I hope you can view LIVE from time to time. I’ll try to mix up days/times as I am able.
Teachers have been asking me to place all my educational piano pieces in one place on the blog and finally it’s done! When you click on SHOP on the menu above, you’ll see 3 categories: Ebooks, Sheet Music, and Sheet Music Downloads.
Under SHEET MUSIC, you’ll see all the hard-copy material published under my name — sheet solos, collections, and one reference book. You can click each title and read a description of the work and see a page view in most instances. So have fun browsing and if you find something of interest to you, you can certainly order direct from the blog (via Sheet Music Plus), but I urge you to order copies from your local sheet music retailer. Please support them whenever you can. They are such an important asset to the future of music in our communities and we need to keep them in business.
Stay tuned for upcoming Ebooks and Sheet Music Downloads. I’ll reveal those goodies soon. Be sure to subscribe to the blog off to right to stay updated.
To celebrate the launch of the SHOP, I’ll be doing a LIVE Periscope Piano Workshop on Monday Nov. 9 at 10:00am CENTRAL featuring my early elementary and elementary piano pieces. A few have been listed on the NFMC Junior Festival list before and are perennial favorites with boys especially. I’ll play the pieces, discuss the principle teaching concepts for each, and tell you when you could introduce them if you’re using one of the popular piano methods.
WHAT’S PERISCOPE, did you say? — it’s a new app for Android and IOS phones and tablets that allows you to watch LIVE broadcasts for free. You download the FREE app, create a quick profile for yourself, and “follow” a few folks whom you’d like to view whenever they broadcast. And you can broadcast too!
TO JOIN PERISCOPE:
1. If you’re on your mobile phone or tablet right now, click on the little “pianoprof88” button off to the right on the sidebar and it should take you to the Periscope app for download and then you can “FOLLOW” me.
2. Download the FREE Periscope app on your phone or tablet from the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android). Use your cell phone# or your Twitter account to sign up (use Twitter if you have it). Set Notifications to “ON.” Create your account and choose your @name. Post a photo of yourself and bio on your profile when you get the chance. Search for me “@pianoprof88″ and FOLLOW. Whenever I’m about to broadcast, you’ll hear and see a little tweet alert on your device.
See you on the scope!
Side Note: To those of you who are already following me on Periscope, please follow me now on @pianoprof88 instead of the old account @pianoprof. I had to change to a new account for good reasons. On Monday, I’ll hop on the old account and alert you to follow me at the new account just in case. Thanks!
Many apologies for not posting in almost 2 months! I know many of you have been wondering what happened to our Bartok Play-Along. GOOD NEWS! – it will resume the first week of January 2015 and I promise, we will indeed finish the entire set! 🙂
So where have I been? Well….an opportunity to create some new piano materials arose and I’ve been busy writing and arranging like mad. I am pleased to announce that I am editing and arranging piano publications for a new digital piano publishing firm , Piano Passport. There is so much coming up in 2015 that I’m ready to bust my buttons!
* View the first 4 Piano Passport publications here and read about the focus of the company: www.pianopassport.com
* And sign up for the Piano Passport email list here. There will be discount opportunities for subscribers. Emails will not be shared.:
Many of you may know I’ve been an avid researcher and proponent for Latin American piano music. Here is one of my discoveries from Brazil that is now in print via Piano Passport. It will lift your spirits and start your toes tapping. It’s not nearly as difficult as it sounds. My students at the high-school level have really enjoyed it. Great rhythmic training and students never tire of it. Enjoy!