Fourth Day of the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy
We started our day with a session by Randy Faber and Piano Adventures. He was so gracious to have a picture taken with us. He was an awesome presenter and very inspiring. We learned how to engage our students and about pattern recognition.
At 9:00, Julie attended the PEDx3 recital and sessions while Cindy went .... shopping! Julie really enjoyed Jarrod Radnich's presentation. Check out YouTube recording of Pirates of the Caribbean.
The afternoon held more workshops for both of us. Cindy attended Melody Bober's 12 Strategies for Successful Recitals and a Publisher's Showcase by Novus Via Music Group - Christopher Norton's music, and then had Pizza Hut for dinner.
Julie tried to get more signatures on her program and ended up four short. In the evening she attended the honorary dinner for Marvin Blickenstaff and the evening concert with Hando Nahkur.
The last day of the conference Julie attended the Alfred Music showcase while Cindy packed the car with her stuff. We both attended the Keynote Address: Piano study for the next generation. Generation Z is going to be an interesting one to teach piano to!
After the teaching demonstration Cindy attended Wendy Stevens workshop on Stress-free business practices (excellent) while Julie shopped and packed her stuff in the car.
We decided to skip the afternoon sessions and start home as the last session wasn’t going to be over until 3:30 and we didn’t want to get home at 2a.m.
We arrived home around 10:30p.m. tired but excited about what we had learned and ready to share with all our piano teaching friends.