Take Five (5 lessons)
Jun
12
to Jul 31

Take Five (5 lessons)

Play and improvise on two classic jazz standards in five lessons!

May 29 (free trial), June 12, 26, July 17, 31; 1:30 - 2:45 pm Eastern. Compare to your time zone.
Can’t make some of these dates? Every class is recorded so you can catch up by watching archived replay videos for a full year. Learn more here: https://bradleysowash.com/group-lessons

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50 Ways to Make a Melody - free webinar
Apr
12
1:00 PM13:00

50 Ways to Make a Melody - free webinar

  • Why do some melodies stand the test of time?

  • How does one begin writing a melody?

  • How can a music teacher guide budding composers to write a good melody?

  • While some tunes like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” include large intervals, Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” is mostly made of steps. Why do both of these melodies have such massive appeal?

These are questions we’ll answer at our next 88 Creative Keys webinar along with many more. In fact, we--Bradley Sowash and Leila Viss--have lined up 50 ways to make a melody!

Register here or miss out forever.

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Piano Teacher's Hotline
Jan
22
1:00 PM13:00

Piano Teacher's Hotline

There’s lots of advice for piano teachers out there. But is it the advice that you are looking for?

Wouldn’t it be nice if your specific questions could be answered personally by experts?

Introducing—Piano Teachers Hotline—a free webinar dedicated to YOUR questions related to improvisation.

Two experts will be “on call” to answer your questions: Bradley Sowash and Forrest Kinney!


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How to Play Christmas Tunes by Ear - Improv Tip of the Month
Nov
13
11:00 AM11:00

How to Play Christmas Tunes by Ear - Improv Tip of the Month

Last year, I recorded a livestream tutorial on picking out holiday tunes by ear. It received a lot of positive feedback so I decided to screen the replay this year. While I won’t actually be on camera time, I’ll still be live, in-person to answer questions and pal around in the chat area. To receive a notification, click the “Get Reminder” button here:

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88 Creative Keys Summer Workshop
Jul
10
to Jul 13

88 Creative Keys Summer Workshop

  • Colorado Christian University Music Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

At 88 Creative Keys workshops, we teach teachers to improvise, use technology, lead off-bench activities, direct group teaching, and acquire updated business skills with today’s leading pedagogues. Unlike big music conferences, we offer lots of individual attention to a small group of participants.

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Texas Music Teachers Association
Jun
22
to Jun 24

Texas Music Teachers Association

In addition to hanging around with the often-vibrant TX music teachers, I'll be presenting two sessions.
Going Further with Lead Sheets - So you can already play the melody and chord symbols on lead sheets…now what? Learn creative techniques to personalize your interpretation. If you can do it, you can teach your students to do it!
Improve Your Groove - Deepen your students' sense of time, awareness of phrase lengths, and ability to play with others by learning easy piano and hand percussion patterns to accompany your students, teaching syncopation with "rhythm boxes," and replacing your metronome with the latest rhythm apps in this hands-on, interactive workshop.

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Wisconsin Piano Festival
Apr
21
12:00 PM12:00

Wisconsin Piano Festival

April 21, 2018 (12–5:30PM)

Location: UWM Music Recital HallMusic Building Rm 175 (Google Maps)
Questions: Peggy Otwell, otwell@uwm.edu

Join UWM piano faculty member Peggy Otwell and distinguished guest artist Bradley Sowash for an exciting afternoon of workshops devoted to the Piano Festival | Art of Teaching: Inspiring Improvisation. A Master Class given by the presenters will conclude the event.

Free admission & refreshments provided through generous support from the William F. Vilas Trust.

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Music Teachers Nat'l Assoc.
Mar
20
3:30 PM15:30

Music Teachers Nat'l Assoc.

Look for me in the Kjos Music booth and at sessions that have to do with teaching creativity or technology. Plan to attend my presentation on Tuesday, March 20, Teaching with Backing Tracks - Learn to enhance technique, timing, and creativity all at the same time by teaching with backing tracks, a catchall name for pre-recorded or automated instrumental accompaniments that simulate a virtual band.

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Creative Collaboration - online clinic
Mar
5
11:00 AM11:00

Creative Collaboration - online clinic

Cultivate creativity in your studio with lesson plans and prompts to get your students improvising, composing, and arranging... with special guest Wynn-Anne Rossi.

What’s an online clinic? Think of it as a paid professional development conference session with highly skilled presenters, slides, and handouts that you can enjoy at home.

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Columbus Dance Theatre
Feb
24
3:00 PM15:00

Columbus Dance Theatre

“Our audiences love this concert,” says Veach.  “It is always a big hit.  I think people enjoy the ‘behind the scenes’ look into how a choreographer creates a dance.  There is also an element of danger and unpredictability.  Nobody really knows what is going to happen. That is the fun of it.  As ever, we are committed to live music as part of this presentation and are thrilled to have Bradley Sowash joining us at the piano for this one of kind performance experience.”

Individual Tickets: $30 Adults - $25 Seniors - $15 Students

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Columbus Dance Theatre
Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

Columbus Dance Theatre

“Our audiences love this concert,” says Veach.  “It is always a big hit.  I think people enjoy the ‘behind the scenes’ look into how a choreographer creates a dance.  There is also an element of danger and unpredictability.  Nobody really knows what is going to happen. That is the fun of it.  As ever, we are committed to live music as part of this presentation and are thrilled to have Bradley Sowash joining us at the piano for this one of kind performance experience.”

Individual Tickets: $30 Adults - $25 Seniors - $15 Students

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