Monday, January 29, 2018

Photos from CSUEB Piano Pedagogy Symposium

Thanks to Dr. Omri Shimron and fellow presenters Gail Lew and Lynda McManus, we had such a nice turn out and a group of enthusiastic teachers and students! It is delightful to see that we are getting pedagogy events hosted in the Bay Area and raise the awareness of Music Education!

Presenters and the host: myself, Omri, Lynda, and Gail

Vivid discussions after the symposium!

 With a group of young teachers who are founding a non-profit DPAC organization for music!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Turkish Bazaar - explore repertoire (late elementary)

Many of my students loved playing this late elementary piece because of its unique oriental sound and fun chromatic scales! I have included this one in my YouTube Performance and Practice Series (PPS) and you can find it in the RCM Celebration Series Repertoire level 2.

Monday, January 15, 2018

CSUEB Piano Pedagogy Symposium in Hayward CA!!

Here is another exciting pedagogy event host by California State University East Bay on Jan 20, Sat 2018!! It is FREE and opens to the public, please join us if you are in the San Francisco Bay Area. Here are the event schedule and information. This Symposium includes topics like:

  • Studio Business - Lynda McManus
  • Contemporary Music Materials - Gail Lew
  • Effective Teaching Strategies that address fundamental techniques, practice quality, and music apps - my session

Hope to see students and teachers join us for this educational event! 

Monday, January 1, 2018

Performance and Practice Series (PPS)

Happy New Year!!

So exciting to finally launch this project PERFORMANCE AND PRACTICE SERIES on YouTube! Its purpose is to remind students how to practice when working on these repertoires at home, and the performance part serves as a "motivation/model." Every single piece contains two parts: the first is the performance of the piece and the second is the practicing tips that I addressed in the lesson.

Here is the Solder's March by R. Schumann's from the series, and I start at the Elementary level, which coincidentally is the featured topic for two of my upcoming workshops in January! "Effective Teaching Strategies for Beginner - Elementary Students, and Beyond: Techniques, Practice, and Musicianship"