NCKP 2021 has begun!

Just a few months in the past, I discussed this summer season’s 2021 Nationwide Convention on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP) digital convention. The pre-conference periods formally started TODAY (yay!). I’ve been fortunately having fun with some fantastic digital periods already this afternoon, and am so excited concerning the programming over the following few weeks. The NCKP planners have chosen an exquisite app that permits for connecting with different attendees whereas having fun with the digital displays. It’s the following smartest thing apart from being in-person with my trainer buddies and colleagues.

On this yr’s NCKP, I’m concerned with two completely different periods. The primary is a presentation a couple of private challenge with my younger daughter, Aria, and our first yr of Early Childhood Music periods at house collectively. (I’ve been placing my ECM certification by the Gordon Institute for Music Studying (see to good use lately!) This session will happen throughout the pre-conference this Friday the sixteenth from 1:05-2:00pm EDT. Right here’s the complete description:

Music is Youngster’s Play: Classes Realized from My Youngest Pupil
This session has all of it: storytelling, classes realized, pedagogical insights, and child movies! Piano trainer Pleasure Morin shares movies and analysis documenting her daughter’s first yr of growing “preparatory audiation” in line with the levels outlined in Edwin E. Gordon’s Music Studying Idea (MLT). Come hear the teachings infants can educate music academics in all places and acquire insights that may remodel our pedagogy of younger learners.

The second session I’m concerned with is a panel dialogue together with 4 fantastic colleagues: Lynnette Barney, Christopher Oill, Tony Parlapiano, and Clinton Pratt. This session will happen throughout the principle convention on Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 4:00-4:50pm. Right here is the complete description:

Educating College students to Fish: Creating Unbiased Learners From the First Lesson.
“Give a person a fish and he’ll eat for a day. Train a person to fish and also you feed him for a lifetime.” Our long-term purpose is to show our approach out of a job, proper? We wish our college students to be impartial learners from the beginning. This session options 5 skilled academics who provide partaking, sensible, and out-of-the-box instructing methods so your college students solid their very own traces!

In case you are attending NCKP this yr, I hope you’ll search for these two periods within the schedule! I’d like to see you there just about and join with you by way of the NCKP app!

Should you haven’t registered for NCKP however wish to, you’ll discover information about it right here.

PS: It’s that point of yr! I’ve began receiving inquiries from a number of piano trainer associations about talking on their 2021-22 program. To date, I’m booked to talk in Livonia, MI, Columbus, OH, and Holland, MI. Should you’re in any of these areas and wish to attend, let me know and I can ship you the small print. If YOUR native affiliation is engaged on programming, please be happy to go my identify alongside. I’ve an inventory of presentation subjects obtainable right here and am obtainable for in-person or Zoom displays. I’d love to talk on your piano academics affiliation this yr! Thanks for contemplating me.

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