How’s your summer been going? Can’t believe it’s already August and before you know we’ll be back in the swing of teaching again. Yikes! What happened?
Did you miss your own PIANO RETREAT this summer? We had a fabulous! Piano Camp for Piano Teachers with the brilliant Marvin Blickenstaff on June 30 in San Antonio, TX. If you couldn’t make it or haven’t yet enrolled in the ONLINE version, grab it by AUGUST 31. After that it will not be available anymore at the Camp pricing. And guess what? There’s now a summer budget-friendly payment plan as well. 🙂
Read all about it HERE. And snag it before enrollment closes on AUGUST 31 at midnight!
It includes these 4 Video Sessions:
Warm-Ups? Who, Me? Technical Routines for All Ages Marvin Blickenstaff, presenter
Performance Practice Made Easy: Rules of Thumb for the Student Marvin Blickenstaff, presenter
A Simple Step-by-Step Start to Major Scales, All Without A Book Elizabeth Gutierrez, presenter
The End is in the Beginning: Coaching a Piece to Performance Marvin Blickenstaff, presenter
LIFETIME ACCESS to the videos, in addition to any content upgrades later.
A bonus “dessert” video from Marvin.
30-day money back guarantee from date of purchase if you aren’t satisfied.
View on a desktop computer, laptop, or mobile device. No special software required for viewing.
What Teachers Are Saying…..
“Thank you Elizabeth, thank you Marvin – watching this conference right now on replay and finding so many teaching tips. A true gold mine of piano pedagogy wisdom. Such well spent money and time. The info is multi-level and plentiful – am going to have to write notes upon notes!”
Sarah Arnold – Brussels, Belgium
“Marvin’s wealth of wisdom and knowledge is remarkable, but I equally enjoyed his humility, kindness and joyful spirit. Thank you Elizabeth for another wonderful Piano Camp for Piano Teachers. I’m especially excited that I will be able to watch the videos over the next year. You’re a huge blessing to the piano community.”
Ginny Godsey – San Antonio, TX
Did you miss last year’s ONLINE Piano Camp for Piano Teachers (now a course called “Sorting Out the Piano Classics: What to Teach and When”)? Here’s your chance to enroll in BOTH the 2016 and 2017 ONLINE Camps at a very nice investment price of only $247 (w/ lifetime access). Even better…. it too is available on a payment plan, but hurry! This VIP BUNDLE of piano teacher education will also go away on August 31, 2017!
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.
So excited about the April Play-Along! We just kicked it off today with both a Periscope and Facebook Live broadcast. A first for me! Great to see all of you who were able to join in. If you missed it, you can view the REPLAY BELOW. You’ll learn what to prepare for our First Discussion next TUES, April 19, at 10AM Central on Periscope and Facebook Live. I look forward to hearing your thoughts LIVE! And tell your teacher friends – it’s not too late to join.
Here’s the PDF download with the discussion points for Tuesday’s broadcast. Just make notes in the margin of your book. Simple thoughts are OK. The pdf will guide you. And if you don’t have the book yet, please join us anyway. You’ll be able to get the gist of it even without the book for now.
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. Just be sure to comment and let me know that you’re there! 🙂
FROM APRIL 16 thru MAY 6 (approximately), we’ll all be studying/playing Book 1A from Donald Waxman’s beloved series “Piano Pageants” Click HERE for all the info you need to get started and learn about the purpose of the Play-Along. There’s no sign-up, but start now by purchasing or locating your copy of the book.
NEED A COPY?
We begin on April 16, so hurry and grab a discounted copy HERE or two! Use CODE: APRILPLAY to receive 20% off any no. of copies. If your book arrives after we begin, no worries. You can still watch the LIVE broadcasts on April 16 & 19 and review the summary blog post later.
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!
If you’ve found this post, you have probably just watched my webinar “Discover the Magic of Teaching Young Beginners” at the inaugural online music teachers conference: MusicEdConnect (www.musicedconnect.com). I hope you enjoyed it! or enjoyed your recording of it if you missed the LIVE session.
As promised, I have 2 GIVEAWAYS for all participants! LEAVE A REPLY (see it above) and tell me what you thought of the session &/or what you thought of the conference. Enter your reply by midnight, Saturday, Feb 8. I’ll then do the drawing and will contact the winners by email. Winners will be announced here!
Stay tuned for more from Piano Camp for Piano Teachers. This is just the first day of our blog so pardon our appearance! We’ll be adding more bells and whistles soon and look forward to serving piano teachers everywhere!
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