The SMU Institute for Piano Teachers 2014
The Creative Piano Teacher
- Are you searching for an experience that will ignite your creativity on and off the page?
- Are you looking for an opportunity that will develop your innate ability to improvise and help your students do the same?
- Do you need tech-savvy tips and resources that will re-ignite your teaching and connect with today’s young people?
- Are you seeking fresh educational alternatives that are not only enlightening, but empowering?
If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, consider attending the SMU-Institute for Piano Teachers (SMU-IPT) 2014.
For years Bradley Sowash and Forrest Kinney have delighted teachers with approaches to teaching musical creativity that leave audiences feeling successful, confident, and inspired. At SMU-IPT 2014, for the first time in a multi-day workshop, both master teachers will join Leila Viss, Sam Holland, and others in offering a conference on developing creative musicianship. With dynamic and interactive sessions, you’ll have hands-on opportunities to experience and build the skills of making music in a variety of styles without depending on a printed page. What’s more, you will have the opportunity to learn how to incorporate these skills into your own teaching.
Not only is SMU-IPT 2014 about teaching creativity, it is about teaching creatively. Successful teachers bring high levels of creativity into everything they do. Leila Viss will illustrate the iPad as a basic tool in traditional teaching and share off-the-bench and summer activities that are sure to enhance your instruction and income. Kristin Yost will lead a session on arranging contemporary popular music for piano. Richard and Mona Rejino will present their celebrated review of the best new publications from all publishers.
SMU-IPT 2014 promises to engage, equip, enlighten, and empower all who attend. Enrollment is limited to the first 48. Act now. Sign up and don’t miss out!
Each day will include innovative hands-on sessions with a keyboard for each participant, interactive talks, teaching demonstrations, off-the-bench activities, tips on integrating the latest apps, flash talks given by fellow attendees, roundtable discussions, and more. In addition, we have planned unstructured social time for attendees and faculty, a banquet, and unique concert performances by Bradley and Forrest.
Sample Session Titles
- Principles of Creativity-Based Pedagogy
- Preparing Students for Jazz Band and Praise Team
- Lesson APPlications
- Teaching Fundamentals and Literature with Creativity
- Going Further with Lead sheets
- Creative Solutions to Common Problems
- Beyond Anxiety
- and MUCH more...
The SMU Institute for Piano Teachers is offered at the Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, Dallas,Texas in the summer of even-numbered years. The event is one of the regional outreach projects of the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy and presented jointly by SMU Division of Music and Pender’s Music Co. SMU-IPT is an incubator for the National Conference of Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP) which meets during the summer of odd-numbered years in Chicago.
Always an inspiring, yet intimate program, the 2014 SMU Institute for Piano Teachers will be differentiated by its intensive focus on creative keyboard musicianship. Space is limited and therefore the conference can accept only the first 48 registrants. As this promises to be a one-of-a kind conference, you won’t want to miss it so register early.
July 8-11, 2014
On or before May 1: $275
After May 1: $325
Campus housing and conference hotels are available.
One or two hours graduate credit available for additional fees.
To register online, click here.
To download a registration form and register by mail, click here.
See also SMU Institute for Young Pianists.