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Piano Inspires Book Club | Exposition: Practical Teaching Principles in Piano Pedagogy

Tue Oct 8th 11:00am
Inspired Piano Teaching by Marvin Blickenstaff

Piano Inspires Book Club | Exposition: Practical Teaching Principles in Piano Pedagogy

Join author Marvin Blickenstaff and host Sara Ernst for a four-part, open-access series discussing Inspired Piano Teaching by Marvin Blickenstaff. Each meeting will cover one portion of the book, with guided conversation around the topic of the month.* A recurring Zoom link will be provided by email upon registration. Re-registration for each event is not required. Participants are encouraged to attend all four meetings, or attend as their schedule permits. All are welcome!

  • Tuesday, September 10, 2024, 11AM Eastern | Introduction: Why We Teach – Foundational Principles in Piano Pedagogy
  • Tuesday, October 8, 2024, 11AM Eastern | Exposition: Practical Teaching Principles in Piano Pedagogy
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2024, 11AM Eastern | Development: Advancing Piano Pedagogy – Theory, Performance, and Technique
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2024, 11AM Eastern | Recapitulation: Interpretation and Stylistic Performance in Piano Pedagogy

The second meeting (October) will center around practical principles for the piano teacher, strategies for starting new students in lessons, and foundational piano skills such as technique, practice, and reading. Participants are recommended to read pp. 29-125, and to prepare any questions or thoughts they would like to share.

* These events will be held exclusively live, and will not be available for replay.

About Inspired Piano Teaching

Inspired Piano Teaching by Marvin Blickenstaff

Inspired Piano Teaching is filled with practical advice on teaching students at all levels. It is dedicated to keeping inspiration and artistry alive for every student in every lesson. Topics range from proactive teaching, the interview, and the first lesson to technical gestures, guidelines to interpretation, and coaching a piece to performance. After reading the book, teachers will feel like they have attended a multi-day workshop with Marvin.

Purchase your copy today to read and participate in the Piano Inspires Book Club! Use code MARVINCLUB15 at checkout for 15% off list price.


About the Author

Marvin Blickenstaff joined The New School for Music Study in 1999, and serves as co-director of the PEPS Program. Blickenstaff holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Indiana University, where he received both academic and performance honors. He is well-known across the country and in Canada for his frequent presentations at state and national conferences.

About the Host

Sara Ernst, PhD, is an active pedagogue and pianist, and Associate Professor and Director of Piano Pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. For the Frances Clark Center, she is Director of Teacher Engagement and leads programming for NCKP: The Piano Conference.

Questions? Please contact [email protected].

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