Monthly Meeting: January 2021
January 25, 2021
*Meetings will be presented virtually until further notice. Invitations will be sent out via email a few days prior to each meeting.
9:30-10:00 Pre-Meeting Program
Presenter: John M. Ford
Whether your recitals in 2021 will be in person or virtual; nonetheless, there can be no question of their importance to your teaching. With my presentation entitled “Recital Gems,” I plan to open your ears and your eyes to pieces of a high caliber that have been winners in my own recitals over many years. These pieces are meant to inspire your students to practice, and will be enjoyed by all who hear them. Please join our pre-meeting where I will speak briefly and then demonstrate pieces at various levels, many of which will contribute to making your own recital a rousing success.
10:00-11:00 Business Meeting
Presenter: Dr. Kevin Chance
Guide to Successful Sight Reading
Lack of reading fluency is perhaps the most common issue teachers identify among their students, and it is one of the most common problems encountered among incoming piano majors. By examining reading statistics, approaches, and theories in this 60-minute lecture, we can thoughtfully reconsider the approaches we are using in our studios. Additionally, a wealth of excellent materials for fostering more fluent reading will be presented.