Did you attend the 3rd annual MusicEdConnect Webinar last week? The feedback was wonderful and it looks as if this online conference will continue. What can be better than attending 26 sessions LIVE, or in REPLAY mode from now until Dec. 31, 2016? And all from the comfort of your own home via your computer or mobile device.
Thanks to those of you who were able to attend my session “A Quick Guide to the Most Popular Piano Classics Students LOVE to Play” I gave a tour of original piano classics that students really gravitate towards and I hope the session will assist you in making repertoire decisions for students with discerning tastes. It’s always a fine line, right? — what we think is good for them and what they’d prefer to play. This is just a small part of a more in-depth guide I’m working on that will help teachers know what to teach and when, and it will offer clues on what students find the most rewarding in a particular piece.
If you missed the webinar it’s not too late to access a replay of all 26 sessions by 26 different presenters. Anyone can register for the replay pass (and should) as it was amazing and such a great value. I cannot believe how many tips and info were shared! The replay pass is $129. Register HERE and you’ll have immediate access to all the videos now thru Dec. 31, 2016. Tell your friends! NOW …. for those MusicEdConnect participants who listened to my session last THURS, Feb. 4, and then hopped over to the blog here with a reply …. DRUM ROLL please…..
You EACH win a DISCOUNT COUPON CODE for one of my digital publications at www.pianopassport.com! You’ll have a chance to check out one of my newest publications for teaching. It’s a small assortment so far, but there’s a good variety to select from. HINT: I suggest my late elementary version of Clair de Lune. I think it works really well for those students who just can’t wait to play this beautiful melody, especially adults.
WINNERS: Judy K., Rosemarie P., Renee S., Kathy S., and Melanie
Congratulations to you all. I will be emailing the code to each of you shortly.
Thanks to OnlineSheetMusic.com for providing this coupon!
Michelle 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:
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!
My READERS receive a COUPON CODE!
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 the SESSION DESCRIPTIONS
CLICK HERE for REGISTRATION INFO (use code EG16 for $10 off)
Look forward to seeing you there!
Because we are teachers with incredibly BUSY schedules, I will limit the workshop to just 10 concise minutes on one single topic. However after the 10 minute period, feel free to stick around a bit longer for some Q&A if you like. Even if you can’t join the LIVE presentation, the “scope” will remain on your Periscope account for 24 hours so you may view it at a convenient time later.
Here’s my working list of pain points so far:
and so forth……
What are the burning pain points in your studio this semester? Please feel free to list one or two I could consider by commenting below. The more, the better!
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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.