Join Me for the Online Conference! – Feb. 2 – 6, 2016

MEC 2016 HorizontalMichelle Sisler and her team have been working hard to prepare fantastic sessions and exhibits once again this year.  Looking at the presenters and their sessions, you will be truly impressed at what’s planned. 26 NEW SESSIONS! including mine:

A Quick Guide to the Most Popular Piano Classics Students Love to Play

THURSDAY, FEB 4, 12:45pm to 1:45pm Central Time

by Elizabeth Gutierrez

Having a hard time deciding which piano classics you should teach and when? Do you wonder whether your students will like your selections? Elizabeth will help you narrow down the sea of choices to create a well-rounded, balanced repertoire for students of all abilities and especially those with discerning tastes.

 The beauty of MusicEdConnect is that all sessions will be available ON-DEMAND after the live conference dates so you can re-watch a session or view a session you missed.  While there is a specific time for each live session, you do NOT have to watch it on that date.  You may watch the 2016 sessions until December 31, 2016!



UPDATE:  My code has expired and if you are just now reading this post, try code “MEC1516” to save $10.  Expires Feb. 2

A little overview of the conference:

The conference will begin with keynote speaker, Pete Jutras, presenting “The Road Ahead.”  What is the future of teaching piano and what is the best way to teach this next generation effectively?  

NEW this year, Tech Tuesday will offer a wealth of beginning to advanced technology sessions including very practical applications on a shoestring budget, how to replace that spaghetti of cords in your studio and iPad iDeas!  Also part of Tech Tuesday, are the many HOW TO 30/30 sessions on topics such as HOW TO Broadcast Your Recital Over the Internet, extend your screen, use iMovie and GarageBand.  These unique 30/30 sessions will offer a half-hour live with the second 30 minutes recorded for you to watch later when you are ready for that next step.  This will help these technical sessions be a bit less overwhelming so you can take it one step at a time at your own pace.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, learn how to deal with difficult parents, conduct engaging and effective studio classes, gain new sight reading strategies, understand chord symbols, perfect your teaching language, teach beginners technical movements, teach pop music, how to make the most of your lesson time especially with over scheduled students, better engage your students, marketing magic and everything in between!  And….showcases from JoyTunes, TimeWarp Technologies and Keys to Imagination.

Saturday, the networking session returns (Full Access/Live attendees only) as attendees will get to network with other attendees to give and receive great advice, all hosted by some of our presenters.


CLICK HERE for REGISTRATION INFO (use code EG16 for $10 off)     

Look forward to seeing you there!


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5 Responses to Join Me for the Online Conference! – Feb. 2 – 6, 2016

  1. Thanks, Elizabeth! It was wonderful to hear so many familiar pieces. I liked hearing what your students love about the pieces & how you approach teaching them. It will be helpful in my own teaching!

    • Elizabeth says:

      Hi Rosemarie! Thanks for tuning in to my session. I’m glad it was helpful. I’ll announce the giveaway tomorrow on Periscope (TUES 10AM Central) and then later on the blog.

  2. Renee Seehausen says:

    Thanks for the speed race through the Favorite Classical Repertoire for students!!! I loved it. It was nice to see that I have played or used so many of your selections. I especially enjoyed your teaching tips with certain pieces and the introduction to pieces that I am unfamiliar with!!

    Renee’ Seehausen

    • Elizabeth says:

      Thanks for your reply. It was a speed race, wasn’t it? 🙂 I love teaching so many of these pieces, it was difficult to glide past the latter portion. Tune in tomorrow my Periscope (TUES 10AM Central) if you can. I’ll announce the winners and then later on the blog as well.

  3. Isabel says:

    Elizabeth, I am a replay viewer of your presentation, “Popular Piano Classics Students Love to Play,” on and was in absolute piano teacher heaven listening to you play and talk about every piece on the first page of your handout!!! Please, please consider doing a similar video presentation for Part II to cover the intermediate and late intermediate pieces on your handout. Thank you so much for your thoroughly wonderful & fascinating presentation!! I will be waiting and hoping for Part 2.

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