February 7th – “American Idol” – Piano Version Forum member, Dr. Dylan Savage will offer musical insights to students of Forum members. These students will perform pieces from a variety of levels chosen from the NCMTA/Forum Auditions Repertoire list.
March 6th – “Finish Strong” With competition and piano event season winding down, now what??? This program will provide you with motivational ideas to keep students playing enthusiastically through May.
April 3rd – “’Practicing’- In Other Words, the ‘Not So Fun’ Parts of Playing the Piano” Katharine Boyes will lead an inter-active, thought provoking workshop on how students practice, why students practice, and what they are practicing when they leave your studio each week. Through the study of examples from standard literature, and recent competition repertoire, participants will compile new techniques to share with their students to enhance and maximize time spent practicing.
May 1st – “How to ‘Concerto’” Two of our Forum members will perform excerpts of several concerti from various levels and style periods to help you choose which ones will best serve your students. The presenters will provide a list of “tried and true” concerti that will pedagogically enhance your students' educational journey.