Dr Fred Karpoff – "Practice Pointers for Perplexing Passages" Do you have a special spot in repertoire that you’d like to see considered in greater depth? At the October 1 forum, Dr. Fred Karpoff will present multiple practice strategies for solving repertoire conundrums, drawing upon passages submitted by teachers that pose problems for either their students or themselves. We will provide a PDF of the selected repertoire via email, so that you may follow the scores while Fred demonstrates solutions for us.
To submit a challenging spot from any level (elementary, intermediate, advanced), please email the piece, measure numbers, and description of the issue to Michael Lehtinen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After recovering from a career-threatening injury, Fred Karpoff continues to develop his multi-dimensional approach to piano teaching and technique through a wide range of experience, combining and building upon elements of Tai chi, the Alexander Technique, and the Feldenkrais Method® with the work of many piano pedagogues. He guides teachers and students toward more efficient, healthful, and expressive piano playing as Artistic Producer of Entrada Piano at entradapiano.com. An international Steinway Artist, Fred has performed as both soloist and collaborative pianist in China, India, Ghana, Zimbabwe, and throughout North America and Europe. With a DMA from the Peabody Conservatory, he studied with Ann Schein, Leon Fleisher, and Yoheved Kaplinsky, and had extensive coachings with Karl Ulrich Schnabel and Richard Goode.
A former USIA Artistic Ambassador, Visiting Professor at the Eastman School of Music, and current Professor of Piano at Syracuse University, he was named the winner of MTNA’s Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award.