MTNA-IAEKM Technology Track
The 2009 Conference will offer a series of technology sessions and an open computer lab for attendees. Session topics will include technology for group teaching, how to use technology to facilitate learning between lessons, using everyday technology resources, Internet for the teaching studio and an overview of MTNA technology services and resources.
MTNA-NPF Recreational Music Making and Group Teaching Track
Recreational Music Making (RMM) is music making for the joy of it in non-stressful environments. RMM for adult piano students is typically taught in groups and the emphasis is student-centered rather than teacher-centered. Demographics suggest that piano teachers will have a large number of RMM students if they choose to teach them. The RMM sessions will highlight several unique paths of RMM programs and will include a panel session presented and moderated by Brian Chung. In addition to RMM sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to explore group teaching for early level, middle school, and advancing students. One session will focus on common group teaching concerns and effective teaching.
For the first time, MTNA will present a Collaborative Performance Track. This series of sessions will focus on the various aspects of collaborative performance. Nationally recognized clinicians will present strategies for pianists who play for vocalists and instrumentalists, coaching chamber ensembles, chamber music repertoire, in addition to other topics of interest to the collaborative pianist.