Pedagogy Saturday

This year’s Pedagogy Saturday has something for everyone. Five tracks will offer an array of topics sure to be of interest to all teachers.

Click the Track title to learn more about the track. All Times are Eastern Time.


Inside Artistry: A Closer Look

Nancy O'Neill Breth, chair

This year’s Artistry Day takes you into the studios of four master teachers. Each teacher will show videos of their work with one student over several months’ time, and will offer their comments on the experience.

In addition, Roberto Poli will bring us surprising answers to the question, What do composers’ markings really mean?

Finally, all five panelists will join Nancy Breth to discuss how we can transfer the strategies we’ve observed into our own studios.


8:00–9:00 a.m.

Showing a Very Young Beginner How to Create an Artistic Performance

  • Isabella Li

    9:15–10:15 a.m.

    Filling in the Holes: Fixing Technical Problems of Transfer Students

    • Theresa Bogard, NCTM

      10:30–11:30 a.m.

      Teaching the Impossible: Bringing Abstract Musical Concepts to Life for our Students

      • Silvan Negrutiu

        11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

        Lunch On Your Own

        1:00–2:00 p.m.

        The Pedals’ Role in Artistic Performance: Three Lessons on Three Pedals

        • Scott McBride Smith, NCTM

          2:15–3:15 p.m.

          The Secret Life of Musical Notation

          • Roberto Poli

            3:30–4:30 p.m.

            Panel Discussion

            • Theresa Bogard, NCTM; Nancy O’Neill Breth; Isabella Li; Silvan Negrutiu; Roberto Poli; Scott McBride Smith, NCTM

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