Date: July 15-19, 2013
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Faculty: Ingrid Clarfield, coordinator; Laura Amoriello, Miriam Eley, David Leifer, Phyllis Lehrer, Lillian Livingston, Thomas Parente, Paul Sheftel, Betty Stoloff, and guest artist Nelita True (Eastman School of Music)
Fees: $745 non-credit/$1245 with 2 graduate credits/$150 daily non-credit
Private lessons available for an additional fee.
An opportunity for piano teachers, pianists and college students preparing to be piano teachers to study with Westminster Choir College's distinguished piano faculty and guest artists. The daily schedule includes pedagogy sessions on a wide variety of topics and technique classes at all levels. There will also be teaching demonstrations using repertoire of all levels and style periods. These will be discussed at different stages of learning, from beginning the piece, to works in progress, and to polishing for performance. The week will incorporate master classes and ensemble opportunities for the teachers as well as their students whom they can invite to participate.
Phyllis Lehrer and Ingrid Clarfield joint session“Preparing. Practicing and Polishing Your Favorite Piano Pieces” – Part 1
(Early Intermediate through Intermediate)
"Teaching is Not Telling: Asking Good Questions in the Lesson"
“Sight-Reading: What's Technique Got to Do With It?”
"Guiding your students to play and practice in the Zone"
Question and Answer Session on any Topic of Interest
“Building Shaky Theory Foundations”
“Making It Up as You Go – Improvisation and Composition in the Studio and Beyond” – Part 1
"Shaking it up with Schumann: Stepping Stone Repertoire Leading to the Schumann. Fantasy Op. 17”
“Teaching Rubato: Bend it, but Don’t Break it!”
"The Adult Student that wants to play the Moonlight Sonata...but can't ...yet"
"Turning your lessons into "moving" experiences"
“Group Piano Activities for the Private Studio”
“Ways Even a Technophobe Like Me Uses Technology- So Can YOU!”
“Musicality and Technique: Two Sides of the Coin”
Ingrid Clarfield and Phyllis Lehrer
“Preparing. Practicing and Polishing Your Favorite Piano Pieces” – Part 2
(Upper Intermediate through Advanced)
“Supplementary Materials for the Advanced Beginner...or Early Intermediate Piano Student”
“Making It Up as You Go – Improvisation and Composition in the Studio and Beyond”- Part 2
Note: every day we will have a coaching ensemble session for those interested. Private lessons are also available upon request.
Westminster Office of Continuing Education