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Practical Piano Pedagogy

Summer Intensives

August 9-11, 2018

August 13-15, 2018 (Mandarin)

The New School for Music Study

Kingston, NJ

In cooperation with the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy

Over the course of this three-day intensive, you will be inspired, challenged, and transformed. Through interactive sessions, individual pedagogy and performance lessons, performance opportunities, and lively discussions, prepare for the new teaching year with a renewed energy, focus, and toolbox of teaching strategies. 


Join us for relevant and engaging sessions, and develop meaningful connections with your peers at the world-renowned New School for Music Study, founded by Frances Clark and Louise Goss and located in the historic village of Kingston, New Jersey. Registration is limited to 20 participants.

Extend your stay in Kingston to attend the Post-Symposium Teacher Training: Understanding the Music Tree on Sunday, August 12.

Highlights of the Summer Intensives include:

  • Live demonstration Teaching (Elementary Group, Intermediate Private)

  • Masterclass with Marvin Blickenstaff

  • Innovative ideas on creative teaching practice

  • Effective practice techniques

  • Creative and Interactive games with students

  • Foundational pedagogy

  • Optional Participant Recital: Lyric Preludes in Romantic Style (William Gillock)

  • Baroque dance practicum

  • Performances of teaching repertoire

  • Breakout Sessions

  • Each day will focus on a different level of teaching: Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced.

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