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Archived Schedule from Fall 2018
8:30am: Registration--Wakefield Recital Hall Lobby
9:00am: Music Psychology for Teachers and Students--Dr. Vanessa Cornett
Human beings have the most powerful brains on the planet. We are the only animals on earth who can observe, evaluate, and change our own thinking. How we talk to ourselves and how we think about music both profoundly affect our ability to teach, learn, and perform music effectively. This workshop introduces teachers to practical applications of cognitive-behavioral psychology for themselves and their students. With these simple concepts, teachers can learn to avoid stress and burnout, and students can become more focused, self-aware, and independent musicians.
10:00am: Mental Skills for Musicians of all Ages and Stages--Dr. Vanessa Cornett
Good musical preparation includes the development of both physical and mental skills in the teaching studio. This session explores the most current research in the field of sport psychology in order to help teachers and students cultivate the mental skills necessary to manage performance anxiety and to cultivate successful musical experiences. It includes practical strategies, mental skills activities and assignments, and other effective pedagogies for creative piano teachers.
Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be offered.
11:15am: Breakout Sessions
Join fellow teachers in a guided discussion of Dr. Cornett's morning sessions.
Enjoy a local eatery or bring a bagged lunch to eat on site.
1:30pm: Music and the Brain: Applications of Neuroscience for the Innovative Teacher--Dr. Vanessa Cornett
How does the brain process music, and how do students learn, remember, and emotionally connect to their pieces? An understanding of current scientific research can help teachers learn to structure the lesson more effectively, offer better practice strategies, help students conquer frustrations, and pave the way for a more enlightened piano pedagogy of the future. Discover the latest research on the amazing human brain and explore practical tips for more effective teaching and stress management.
2:30pm: Building a Bridge: Curriculum Development for the Emerging Intermediate Student--Dr. Kathryn Sherman
Navigating the transition from method books to repertoire can be a daunting task. Using a variety of sources for elementary repertoire and various method books, we will explore ways to seamlessly transition into repertoire while building the core competencies necessary for playing intermediate literature.
3:30-4:00pm: Piano Pedagogy Open Poster Session
Visit the piano pedagogy open poster session to peruse the work of current piano pedagogy students.
3:30-5:00pm: Crane Piano Pedagogy Library Open Reading
Browse music from the Crane Piano Pedagogy Library in our Clavinova keyboard labs.