Monthly Meeting February 2019
February 25, 2018
Debbie Gillette: The Practicing Teacher
With a full teaching schedule, how is there enough time to keep our skills up, fingers working and keep fresh our love of piano playing? Debbie will share her ideas to make the most of small chunks of time, planning practice time through practice logs and goals, performance groups and more.
Dr. Susan Osborne
“The Score Speaks: Teaching Interpretation to Growing Musicians.”
Teachers have multiple tasks in creating well-rounded musicians. When teaching interpretation, we can easily default to coaching our own ideas. But we can teach students to be independents interpreters from their youngest years. Dr. Osborn will explore the idea of creative “Mapping” as a tool for encouraging interpretation. She will demonstrate how students can make Resource Charts for areas such as Harmony, Melody and Rhythms. These charts become the basis of Mapping, which in turn leads to the creation of stories and art. This process provides a basis for gateway for imaginative musical thinking.
- 9:30 - 10:00
- Debbie Gillette
- 10:00 - 11:00
- Business Meeting and Coffee
- 11:00 - 12:00
- Susan Osborn
- “The Score Speaks: Teaching Interpretation to Growing Musicians.”