Special Piano Teaching Workshop (July 7 - 12, 2014)

Piano teachers are invited to learn from five of the nation's finest artist-teachers. This year we will feature Professor Lydia Artymiw (University of Minnesota), Dr. Jean Barr (Eastman School of Music), Catherine Rollin (pre-college expert), Dr. Ralph van der Beek (Weber State University), and Dr. Yu-Jane Yang (Weber State University).

Come and be a part of six exciting days of the Foulger Music Festival Special Piano Teaching Workshop, and enjoy first-rate master teachers and presenters, intimate and hands-on sessions, stimulating piano teaching topics, inspirational daily observation of master teachers in action in both private lesson and chamber music coaching, daily participation of captivating piano master classes, and attending fabulous evening concerts including the Foulger International Music Festival Concerto Winners Concert with Utah Symphony!           


 
Daily Topics for the Piano Teaching Workshop Will Include:

To be presented during the 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. time (with a different topic each day)

 
(A) Technique That Will Last a Lifetime! 
In this informative session presenting by Catherine Rollin will focus on developing relaxed physicality in piano students that supports artistic playing from the ground up, and prepares them seamlessly for learning the advanced piano literature.
 
(B) Playing with Style! Bach is Bach, Chopin is Chopin!  
In this session Catherine Rollin will demonstrate how stylistically informed performances will help our students bring the music to life with an authenticity that speaks from the heart.
 
(C) Recipes for Successful Performances! 
In this session Catherine Rollin will share with the piano teachers some foolproof steps for preparation and practice that lead to students’ successful performances.
 
(D) Piano Duets - the "Chic and Fun" First Collaborative Experience for Your Piano Students! 
Making music with another musician brings great joy and satisfaction to both partners at the piano, strengthens their musicianship, and enriches every aspect of their music study. In this energizing, insightful, and hands-on session Dr. Jean Barr from the Eastman School of Music will share with the audience a brief history of piano duets, how to introduce and incorporate piano duet playing in your teaching curriculum, effective techniques in coaching piano duet playing, and some interesting and exciting piano duet pieces that could easily make your intermediate piano students sound like superstar performers in recitals and competitions!
 
(E) Nuanced Pedaling, Innovative Articulation, Varied Touch, Imaginative Tone, and Vibrant Characters – The Top Five Secret Ingredients that Can Help Your Students Create Magic at the Piano!
In this informative session with stimulating discussion and live demonstration, concert pianist Lydia Artymiw will reveal the secrets of how to use nuanced pedaling, innovative articulation, varied touch, imaginative tone, and vibrant characters to create magical and stunning piano performances, that will inspire your audiences.
 
(F) Questions & Answers: Round Table Discussions with the Master Teachers
In this interactive session, the participating piano teachers will have an opportunity to ask their personal questions regarding any aspect of piano teaching and receive multiple perspectives from the internationally renowned piano faculty members of the Sid & Mary Foulger International Music Festival!  
 

Special Piano Teaching Workshop Daily Schedule (subject to minor changes):

♦ 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.           
Private Lesson and Chamber Music Coaching Observations
The participants will be arranged in small groups to attend and observe private piano lessons and chamber music coaching given by the faculty of the Foulger Music Festival as scheduled. 
 
♦ 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.                       
Lunch on your own for piano teachers who do not sign up for room and board
 
♦ 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.                         
Daily Piano Master Class
Attend the daily Piano Master Class conducted by the festival piano faculty (Lydia Artymiw, Catherine Rollin, Ralph van der Beek, & Yu-Jane Yang)
 
♦ 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.                     
Daily Special Topic on Piano Teaching
(See Daily Topics for the Special Piano Teaching Workshop)

 
♦ 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.                     
Afternoon Buzz
Enjoy informal conversations or further exchange of stimulating teaching ideas with your fellow participants of the workshop
 
♦ 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.                     
General Session Offering for All Festival Participants. Specific Topics TBA
 
♦ 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.                     
Dinner on your own for piano teachers who do not sign up for room and board
 
♦ 7:30 p.m.                                 
Evening Concerts
Including Student Solo Recital (July 7), Concert Night with Utah Symphony (July 9),
Faculty Chamber Recital (July 10), and Student Chamber Music Concert (July 11 & July 12). 


Cost of Tuition:
$500
for six full days of superb daily teaching demonstrations by master teachers, outstanding daily piano master classes, stimulating daily special piano teaching topics in an intimate, and fabulous evening solo, chamber music concerts, as well as the Foulger International Music Festival Concerto Winners Concert with Utah Symphony! 


Individual daily participation available.  Contact foulger@weber.edu for details.


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(I) Daily Special Topic for the Piano Teachers Workshop:

 

A. Technique that will last a Lifetime! 

    This informative session will focus on developing relaxed physicality in piano students that supports artistic playing from the ground up, and prepares them seamlessly for learning the advanced piano literature.

 

B. Playing with Style! Bach is Bach, Chopin is Chopin!  

     This session will demonstrate how stylistically informed performances will help our students bring the music to life with an authenticity that speaks from the heart.

 

C. Recipes for successful performances! 

     In this session Catherine Rollin will share with the piano teachers some foolproof steps for preparation and practice that lead to students’ successful performances.

 

D. Piano Duets - the Chic and Fun First "Collaborative" Experience for Your Piano Students! 

     Making music with another musician brings great joy and satisfaction to both partners at the piano, strengthens their musicianship, and enriches every aspect of their music study. In this energizing, insightful, and hands-on session Dr. Jean Barr from the Eastman School of Music will share with the audience a brief history of piano duets, how to introduce and incorporate piano duet playing in your teaching curriculum, effective techniques in coaching piano duet playing, and some interesting and exciting piano duet pieces that could easily make your intermediate piano students sound like superstar performers in recitals and competitions!

 

E. Nuanced Pedaling, Innovative Articulation, Varied Touch, Imaginative Tone, and Vibrant Characters – The Top Five Secret Ingredients that Can Help Your Students Create Magic at the Piano!

     In this informative session with stimulating discussion and live demonstration, concert pianist Lydia Artymiw will reveal the secret of how to use nuanced pedaling, innovative articulation, varied touch, imaginative tone, and vibrant characters to create a magical and stunning piano performance that would be inspirational for the audience.

 

F. Questions & Answers: Round Table Discussions with the Master Teachers

     In this interactive session, the participating piano teachers will have an opportunity to ask their personal questions regarding any aspect piano teaching that can be addressed by the piano faculty members of the Sid & Mary Foulger International Music Festival to have multiple perspectives from the experts! 


Furthermore, I think that we can plan for one Question & Answer Session for which we can ask for specific questions from the participating piano teachers on the first day (July 7) of the workshop, and give the questions to the festival piano faculty ahead of time to prepare their own answers. Then, we can have all the teaching questions be addressed by the festival piano faculty together as a panel during the Question & Answer Session on Day 6 of the workshop.

 

 

(II) Special Piano Teachers Workshop Schedule:

9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.           

Private Lesson and Chamber Music  Coaching Observations. 

The participants will be arranged in small groups to attend and observe private piano lessons and chamber music coaching given by the faculty of the Foulger Music Festival as scheduled. 

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.                       

Lunch on Your Own for Piano Teachers Who Did Not Sign Up for Room and Board

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.                         

Attend the daily Piano Master Class Conducted by the Festival Piano Faculty (Lydia Artymiw, Catherine Rollin, Ralph van der Beek, & Yu-Jane Yang)

2:30 to 4:30 p.m.                     

Daily Special Topic on Piano Teaching” for Piano Teachers Workshop

4:30 to 5:00 p.m.                     

Break

5:00 to 6:00 p.m.                     

General Session Offering for All. Specific Topics TBA

6:00 to 7:30 p.m.                     

Dinner on Your Own for Piano Teachers Who Did Not Sign Up for Room and Board

7:30 p.m.                                 

Evening Concerts (Including Student Solo Recital, Faculty Chamber Recital, Concert Night with Utah Symphony, and Student Chamber Music Concert). 


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