Monday, March 18

(Subject to Change)


8:00 a.m.

National Finals: MTNA Young Artist Performance Competitions

8:00–9:00 a.m.

Exhibitor Showcases

  • Hal Leonard
  • JoyTunes
  • Roland
  • The Royal Conservatory of Music

9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall

9:15–9:35 a.m.

Debunking Some Myths Of Piano Technique

  • Justin Krawitz
Dynamic Business Duos: Supercharge Your Studio With Strategic Partnerships
  • Davis B. Dorrough, NCTM; Angela Marshall

It’s In Your Pocket: Your Best New Teaching Tool Could Be A Cell Phone

  • Michael Dean, NCTM; Terrie Manno
Kazoos And Emojis: Engaging Activities For Exploring Modes With Every Student
  • Lynnette Barney

Peer-Assisted Learning: The Motivational Aspects Of Ensemble Playing In The Private Studio

  • Jenna Braaksma

Scope For The Imagination: Inspiring Creativity Through Character Pieces

  • Clara Boyett, NCTM

Talking The Talk: Putting Music Into Words

  • University of Texas at Austin

9:55–10:15 a.m.

Forty Ways To Practice Scales: Ideas For Improving Students’ Accuracy, Agility And Artistry

  • Kate Acone, Michael Clark, NCTM

Economics Of A Teaching Studio–Creating, Sustaining And Growing Your Studio Business

  • Ka Man “Melody” Ng, NCTM

Genre And Culture: Teaching Twenty-First-Century Cultural Concepts Through Blending Classical And Popular Genres

  • Washington State University

Kids & Counterpoint: Teaching Off The Bench

  • Morgan Kline
Recording Tips: Creating Better Recordings In The Home And Studio
  • Brendan Jacklin
Mindfulness On And Off The Bench
  • Jonathan Flowers

Under The Hood: Are You “Prepared” To Take Your Students Inside The Piano?

  • William Whipple, NCTM

10:30–10:50 a.m.

Beyond Rhapsody In Blue: Other Great American Piano Concertos
  • William Phemister

Building A Website In 60 Minutes Or Less

  • Margarita Cutietta Denenburg, NCTM

Let’s Go!

  • Christopher Hahn, NCTM; Andrea McAlister, NCTM

The Millennial Music Teacher: What Sets Young Professionals Apart And What We Can Learn From Them

  • Holly Kessis

The Stressed Studio: Maintaining Mental Health As A Teacher

  • University of Colorado Boulder
Teaching Rhythm, Not Math
  • Hannah Creviston
Using Repertoire To Incorporate World Music
  • Angela Miller-Niles, NCTM

11:10–11:30 a.m.

A Calendaring Method That Works!

  • Annette Marie Freston, NCTM

“Mirror, Mirror On The Piano”: The Benefits Of Using Symmetrical Inversion As A Practice Tool

  • James Litzelman, NCTM

Musical Selfies: Recording Practice For Improved Performance

  • Barbara Fast, NCTM

The Seven Deadly Performance Sins

  • Samantha Coates

Sink Or Swim: How Personality Affects Performance

  • Samford University
Too Many Notes (And Not Enough Hours In The Day)!
  • Johan Botes

What’s In A Saying? The Music Teacher’s Guide To Maximizing Meaningful Maxims, Mythbusting Inaccurate Clichés And Debunking (Half) Truths

  • Stephen Pierce

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Time

Poster Sessions

12:00 noon–12:45 p.m.

Simply Stretch

  • Jacqueline Herbein, NCTM

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Showcases

  • Alfred Music, Inc.
  • Korg Education
  • Piano Marvel
  • Yellow Cat Publishing

MTNA State Presidents Advisory Council Meeting

2:15–3:15 p.m.

Five Things Every Piano Teacher Needs To Know About Jazz (But Probably Doesn’t)

  • Jeremy Siskind
Helping Blind Music Students Flourish
  • Katherine Rodda, Donna Koh
Latin Fiesta!: The Pedagogical Piano Music Of Argentina, Brazil And Mexico
  • João Casarotti, NCTM; Desireé González, NCTM; Jovanni-Rey de Pedro
Migraine-Free Management: Operating An Independent Studio With Less Stress!
  • Clinton Pratt, NCTM

Piano Sonatas By Women Composers

  • Hyunjung Rachel Chung

Preparing The Mind And Body For Musical Performance

  • Elaina Burns, NCTM; Chris Madden; Paola Savvidou, NCTM

Strategizing, Teaching, Empowering: The Many Hats Of An RMM Teacher

  • Rebecca C. Bellelo, NCTM; Emily Book McGree; Nan Baker Richerson, NCTM

3:30–4:30 p.m.

Bet You Can’t Play With One Hand!
  • Ivan Hurd
“Extending” The Boundaries Of Piano Pedagogy: Teaching Extended Techniques In The Music Of Emma Lou Diemer
  • Amanda M. Setlik Wilson

The Fountain Of Youth: Brahms And Busoni Exercises For Aging Pianists To Achieve Musical Longevity

  • David Abbott, Barry Snyder

Inclusive Piano Teaching—Same Lesson, Different Pedagogy, Your Questions WITH Answers

  • Beth Bauer, NCTM; Scott Price, NCTM; Melissa Martiros; Derek Kealli Polishuk

Let’s Duet: Strategies And Repertoire For Successful Ensemble In The Private Studio

  • Kevin Chance, NCTM
Making It Work: 21 Tactics For Successful Supplemental Group Classes
  • Christina Whitlock, NCTM

Practicing With Presence

  • Thomas Lanners, NCTM
A Review Of The Essential Resources Needed To Help Teachers Ensure Their Students’ Well-Being
  • Gail Berenson, NCTM; Linda Cockey, NCTM

Trending Now: Your Future With Adult Students

  • Kevin Thomas Gunter

3:30–5:00 p.m.

Winners Concert: National Winners Of The MTNA Senior Performance And Composition Competitions Winners 

5:00–6:00 p.m.

Announcement Of Young Artist Performance Competitions Winners

6:00 p.m.

Conference Gala