Friday, June 30, 2023

Upcoming Webinars and pedagogy seminar with Santa Clara County Branch

 Sept-Oct: dates TBA

"Scales and Arpeggios": in this session, we will explore 
  • the thumb rotation techniques that allow students to play evenly without twisting and turning! 
  • Fingering groups will help students to learn the fingerings from the understanding of "when to cross over and under without the need to read the fingerings printed on the page!

"Pedagogy Seminar for the Intermediate Students": teachers can review the seminar on Youtube.

  • Fundamental Techniques for Tension-Free Playing: This topic is in high demand and the most popular among the workshops I presented. It provides a systematic approach that enhances your teaching and students' playing! It has been featured in both the MTAC convention and the CSUEB piano pedagogy symposium. I will discuss challenging techniques such as ornamentations, balance, pedals, and coordination that target intermediate-level techniques.  
  • Musicality
  • Standard repertoire literature survey
  • Practice skills and habits
  • Performance preparation and anxiety issues
  • Group discussion: great for deep diving into individual concerns
  • Online lessons and studio management

Friday, June 23, 2023

My presentation on the intermediate techniques for the MTAC 2023 Convention

 It is a great honor to present for the MTAC convention this year on 7/1, Sat 3:30 pm. This presentation, "A Systematic Approach of Teaching Tension Free Techniques for Intermediate Students," will help teachers to instruct these techniques to the students in an organized and effective way. 

This is a continuous session from the one I presented four years ago, entitled "Eight Elementary Techniques that Help Students Build a Solid Foundation for the Future." in 2019, before the Covid!!

Since then, I have developed and presented workshops and seminars to promote this systematic Fundamental Techniques Teaching Method in both workshops, pedagogy seminars, and webinars.  This session will surely bring you a deep insight into how to teach intermediate students these quintessential techniques that will allow them to fulfill the musical expression they dreamed of!