5 Reasons to Enroll in a Summer Seminar

We would like to thank Sara Ernst for this article about our 2024 Summer Intensive Seminars. Interested in learning more about our 2024 Summer Intensive Seminars? Learn more by clicking here.

1. Summer is a great time for learning!

We are offering two summer seminars in the month of July: An International Exploration of Piano Teaching Literature on Monday-Tuesday, July 8-9, and Teaching Elementary Pianists on Friday-Saturday, July 12-13. In the first seminar, learn about world cultures and great repertoire for the teaching studio. The second seminar offers an overview of best teaching practices for working with young piano learners. Both seminars will jump-start your fall planning through new ideas for repertoire and curricular principles for elementary pianists.

2. The seminars feature excellent presenters and a wide range of sessions.

International Exploration of Teaching Literature is led by Leah Claiborne and Luis Sanchez, with presentations and panels by guest speakers Gulimina Mahamuti, J. P. Murphy, William Chapman Nyaho, and Omar Roy. Teaching Elementary Pianists is led by Sara Ernst with presentations, demonstrations, and panels presented by Marvin Blickenstaff, Scott Donald, Judith Jain, Andrea McAlister, Rebecca Pennington, Craig Sale, and Janet Tschida.

3. Deepen your learning through an interactive experience!

Session leaders and guest presenters have structured the seminar program to include discussion and dialogue. There is purposeful time planned for the application of principles, collective brainstorming, asking questions, and sharing personal experiences and ideas.

4. The seminars are online and cost-effective.

No travel required and no extra cost for accommodations. These real-time, interactive seminars can be joined from the comfort of your home (or summer home!) and will be held over Zoom. Early bird registration is just $275, discounted registration for subscribers is $249, and discounted student registration is $175. Regardless of your location, it is easy to join us online!

5. The two-day event has a compact schedule, ideal for summer enrichment.

Each day of the seminar runs from 12:00 PM EDT and concludes at 5:00 PM EDT, with short, programmed breaks throughout the five-hour time block. This real-time program is available across many time zones! 

Join us! Register today to secure your early-bird registration at https://pianoinspires.com/summerseminars/.

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