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Progressive Piano Teacher 2018

Following on from our successful inaugural programme last year, the DIT
Department of Keyboard Studies is holding a one-day seminar for teachers on
Monday June 25th entitled


Beyond the Piano:
Exploring a Holistic Curriculum


This one-day event will focus on aspects of piano teaching which move away
from the examination syllabus, to explore those music skills which are necessary
in the healthy formation of pianists, young and old.

 

OUTLINE SCHEDULE

 

TIME

TOPIC

9.20

WELCOME

9.30-10.25

DEVELOPING SOUND  (Dr Orla McDonagh)

10.30-11.25

 

 PIANO PEDAGOGY: SCIENCE, ART OR COMMON SENSE?

(Dr Mary Lennon)

Coffee

 

12.00-12.55

PLAYING ‘BY HEART’: EXPLORING MEMORY 

(Dr David Mooney)

LUNCH BREAK

 

2-2.45

ONLINE TOOLS FOR PRACTICE (Siobhan Kilkelly)

2.45-3.30

RECORDING YOUR STUDENTS (Edward Holly)

3.30-4.45

‘ASK ANYTHING’ DISCUSSION SESSION/COFFEE*

*Delegates can submit discussion topics in advance or on the day

 

 

Exploring Sound:In this session Dr McDonagh will explore the development of sound in the young pianist, covering aspect to do with its connection to the physical/technical approach, the development of imagination both at and away from the keyboard, items to look out for/focus on at the different stages of learning and style-appropriate landscapes

 

Piano Pedagogy: Science, Art or Common Sense?explores what is commonly referred to as the piano pedagogy literature, an important body of knowledge that has had, and continues to have, a major influence on approaches to piano teaching.  The paper does not set out to examine particular ‘schools’ of piano playing or specific techniques, but rather to examine the range and  diversity of pedagogical approaches.  It highlights the connections which can be made across performance, pedagogy and research, and discusses concepts such as the ‘artist teacher’ and the ‘teacher as researcher’.  

 

Playing ‘by heart’explores how we view we memorization process and examines its role in today’s teaching practice. The interactive talk will examine how the musical memory works and how this understanding can shape our teaching.

 

Online Tools for Practicebrings piano teachers face to face with 21sth-century technology that  allows teachers to keep a steady eye on how students are practicing between lessons.

 

In Recording Your Students, Edward Holly will examine how best to use basic technology to record lessons and students performances with a view to improving feedback.


Application will be through the Eventbrite page here.
Fee: 80 euro