Music Department

Piano Pedagogy Workshop

Piano Pedagogy Workshop at Nazareth College, June 19-20, 2017, presented by the Rochester Piano Teachers Guild, NYSMTA District 12, and Nazareth College.

This year we are very excited to announce that our guest clinician will be the esteemed piano pedagogue, Jeanine Jacobson.

Jeanine has been a piano teacher for over 50 years, including over 20 years of independent teaching and 20 years as professor of piano and piano pedagogy at California State University, Northridge, where she holds Professor Emeritus status. She has presented at the MTNA National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, National Group Piano Symposium, as well as state conferences and local music teacher's associations. Jeanine has also written articles and music reviews for Clavier, Clavier Companion, American Music Teacher, Piano Guild Notes, and Piano Quarterly. Her first two books, A Moving Experience, which apply Dalcroze Eurhythmics to elementary piano teaching were published in 1995. Her comprehensive, two volume piano pedagogy texts, titled Professional Piano Teaching, were published in 2006 and 2015 by Alfred Publishing and were awarded the 2016 MTNA/Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award.

Presentation topics for the 2017 Piano Pedagogy Workshop include:
"How Can I Teach So My Students Will Be Motivated to Learn and Practice"
"I Just Love This Piece"
"A Good Lesson is Not Reliant on Whether a Student Has Practiced"
"Drawing Technical Development, Aural Development, Music Literacy and Creativity from the Repertoire"
"The More Practice Strategies the Longer the Practice: What a Novel Idea!"

There will also be four exciting interactive sessions related to the presentation topics.


    Past Presenters

    2016: Forrest Kinney

    2015: Wendy Stevens

    2013: Scott McBride Smith