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Archive of the 2016 Crane Piano Pedagogy Conference Schedule
Registration--Wakefield Recital Hall Lobby Area
The Role of Rote Teaching in the Development of Reading, Technique, and Artistry,* Dr. Julie Knerr
Rote teaching is often a controversial subject among piano teachers. However, when used judiciously and paired with a strong reading program, rote teaching at the beginning of piano study yields multiple benefits. Students who learn by rote and reading from the beginning of study become musically literate with both their ears and eyes. This session will explore how rote teaching benefits students in the areas of reading, technique, and artistry.
Break Out Sessions/Hospitality
Join other teachers in a guided discussion of Dr. Knerr's session, and enjoy light refreshments.
Teaching Aids for Piano Study--Dr. Julie Knerr
Games, hands on learning aids, and ideas for adding fun to the piano lesson will be presented in this session. Our increasingly screen-savvy students are often fascinated with old fashioned manipulatives. This session will explore low-tech, budget-friendly items and ideas to add to your teaching toolbox.
Piano Recital, Dr. Young-Ah Tak, Proscenium Theater in the Performing Arts Center
Program to include works by Beethoven, Debussy, and Liszt
152 Teaching Strategies for Efficient and Effective Teaching, Dr. Julie Knerr
As teachers, we are constantly adapting our teaching to find the most beneficial way to structure the lesson and the most instructive ways to meet our student's needs. This session will explore 152 practical and specific Teaching Strategies for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of our teaching.
Closing Comments, Dr. Kathryn Sherman and Prof. Heather Wheeler
*All workshops take place in Wakefield Recital Hall