Improv Tip of the Month Q and A
May
3
11:00 am11:00

Improv Tip of the Month Q and A

Improv Tip of the Month
Got questions about teaching or playing piano off-page? Join me on May 3 at 11:00 am EST when I'll demonstrate the “One Note Improv” creative concept, and answer your improvisation questions on Facebook live streaming. Be sure to come with a question in mind to type in the chat area or email it to me beforehand.
 

Summer Shuffle Blues Online Course
May
24
Jul 6

Summer Shuffle Blues Online Course

Learn to play the Shuffle Blues in this special one-topic session. Unlike the weekly lessons during the academic year, four summer lessons take place every other week over 8 weeks. So you'll have plenty of time to practice and enjoy the summer.

Summer Shuffle Blues Schedule
Wednesdays
, 7:00 – 8:15 pm  Eastern Standard Time
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5/24, 6/7, 6/21, 7/5

Thursdays, 11 am – 12:15 Eastern Standard Time
5/25, 6/8, 6/22, 7/6
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Preparing Students for Jazz Band
Jun
5
11:00 am11:00

Preparing Students for Jazz Band

How does a pianist move from practicing alone to playing in a jazz band? This webinar explains and demonstrates the skills needed to play in the rhythm section of a larger jazz ensemble including how to voice chords, what scales to play when improvising, and stock accompaniments and grooves for the main jazz styles.

88 Creative Keys Summer Workshops
Jul
19
Jul 22

88 Creative Keys Summer Workshops

  • Colorado Christian University

This is the workshop I founded with Leila Viss. This is our fifth summer workshop where we teach teachers to improvise, use technology, lead off-bench activities, direct group teaching, and acquire updated business skills with today’s leading pedagogues. More about that later.

National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy
Jul
26
Jul 29

National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy

  • Lombard, IL

Chicago, IL
Presenting a creative teaching demonstration and networking in the Kjos Music publisher's exhibit booth.
Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL.


MusicEdConnect Online Conference
Feb
1
Feb 4

MusicEdConnect Online Conference

I’m looking forward to returning to the MusicEdConnect live online music teaching conference. In a past session, I posed the question as to how many participants had never been to a big regional or national conference and the answer came back 90%! This conference really fills a niche for those who prefer to do their professional development at home. This year, I’ll be performing the first ever MusicEdConnect.com concert and offering a showcase on my popular Creative Chords keyboard improvisation method for beginners.

Master Class
Jan
28
1:00 pm13:00

Master Class

  • Willis Music Store

Keyboard Teachers Association

Master Class occurs annually in the winter. Each year, the KTA invites an accomplished and respected professional to teach a master class for chosen students from each teacher’s studio. Students perform selected repertoire from memory in a recital setting, and receive valuable feedback from the master teacher. All students and teachers benefit from the different perspective a master teacher provides, delving deeper into the music and learning new approaches that may be incorporated into other repertoire. Past Master Teachers have included professors from UC/Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and local composers.