MTAC Convention 2019 – Session Hightlights
April 18, 2019
MTAC 2019 Convention – Student Track Session Highlights
May 6, 2019
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The 2019 Convention at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara is right around the corner.

Below are some of the great sessions focused on pedagogy you can expect at Convention!

Akiko Dohi describes eight different Pentatonic modes and harmonies in 19th and 20th-Century classical music, featuring Bartok, Debussy, Ginastera, Halsey Stevens, Kiyoshige Koyama, Nick Ariondo, Akiko Dohi, and Morton Gould.

Learn how to combine technique with a compositional (an theoretical) understanding of a piece, no matter how advanced, to help students understand how to think creatively as improvisers, composers, and appreciators of music.

Learn how to analyze San Francisco Opera’s education production of “The Magic Flute” using ELA standards and literary element in an interactive model lesson that can be used in classrooms or studios.

Experience students playing with stiff hands, uneven tones or struggling with fast tempo? This session provides eight essential elementary techniques that help students move freely on the piano. It addresses techniques like finger and arm weight, wrist rotation, hands coordination and more.

Many of our music students also engage in other extracurricular activities. Learn how we can draw from their knowledge of other topics (academic or extracurricular) in order to enhance their engagement and connection with their instrument.