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Piano Teacher Booster Days

$250 Limited inc GST / $125
Piano Teacher Booster Days

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Early Bird Prices until 24 Feb 2020.
The weekend is designed with the assumption participants are present both the days as content on Sunday will build on material covered in Saturday’s sessions. We therefore do not have a ‘one day only’ price option.

Piano Teacher Booster Days – Beginner to Intermediate

Piano Teacher Booster days are designed to reinspire your approach to teaching beginner to intermediate students. With expert presenters in their fields, we have expanded on our previous piano teacher one day workshops (now 2 full days) to give you new insights into how and why whole body learning works with presentations from Robyn Staveley (neuroscience principles in education), Anthony van den Broek (Taubman Approach to piano) and Susan Head (Whole Body Learning).
Over a weekend, invigorate your piano lessons with fresh ideas, through lectures, workshops and hands on sessions at the piano. Presented in a range of learning styles over the two days you will come to understand both why and how these approaches work in piano teaching practice. Participants will come away with practical ways to implement what they have learnt into their studio teaching.

Session topics include:

Music Movement & the Brain

(the neuroscience behind musical thinking)

Robyn’s sessions are designed on cognitive neuroscience principles. After practical experiences, participants will be guided through a reflection on how the research is showing us why we do what we do. Just as the 20th century music education leaders in Orff, Kodaly and Dalcroze showed us, learning that is grounded in action and movement develops deep musical knowledge.

Presenter : Robyn Staveley

Robyn Staveley is a professional Education consultant. She has had a long career in Education, most recently as a senior lecturer in the School of Teacher Education at UTS (University of Technology Sydney), teaching Music, Movement and Dance Education and Educational Psychology. Prior to this, Robyn was an ensemble and classroom music teacher, from early childhood to K-12. She is well known throughout Australia and internationally as a presenter of professional development courses and workshops for teachers. She has written many educational resources and materials for teachers, and academic articles for scholarly journals.
Robyn is a member of the K-6 Creative Arts Board Curriculum Committee (NESA), holds state and national positions in professional music education organisations (ANCOS), and was the recipient of the Award of Honour for outstanding contribution to music and movement education, from the Orff Schulwerk national association. Robyn’s research interests are on the impact of cognitive neuroscience on music pedagogy and she runs a PD course in Neuropedagogy in Music.

Whole Body Learning and its application in the Piano Studio

Whole Body Learning involves movement and singing as well as playing and experimenting in the lesson. It is the application of the main tenets of major 20th century music educators Kodaly, Dalcroze and Orff. Participants will experience different approaches to teaching pieces from some of the current piano syllabi. Hands on sessions in the keyboard lab will give everyone the chance to experiment. These ideas can then be applied and adapted to their own practice

Presenter : Susan Head

Susan has had a long career as a pianist and has privately run her own piano studio for over 25 years as well as teaching at St Catherines School, Waverley. She has taught music classes for many dance academy students as well as accompanied class for Sydney Dance Company and is a presenter of movement classes for the Orff Schulwerk levels courses. She was the recipient of an award outstanding service to music education from the Professional Teachers Council. More recently she taught at the Orff Schulwerk component of the Significant Methods course for B.Mus.Ed students at the Sydney Conservatorium.

Solving technical problems using the Taubman Principles at the piano

The Taubman Approach is a comprehensive approach to piano technique that allows for an ordered and rational means of solving technical problems. The Approach solves difficulties often experienced by pianists. Solutions and ease in playing is achieved through working with and understanding the natural mechanics of the body and the instrument and the Approach has been used to cure and solve limitations in thousands of pianists worldwide.

Anthony will demonstrate the fundamentals of the Approach and teachers will have the opportunity to use the concepts on an instrument for themselves and directly experience the benefits this Approach can have in their own studio.

Presenter : Anthony van den Broek

Anthony van den Broek has been teaching in Sydney for over 20 years and is an active solo and chamber musician. He is in demand as a lecturer in performance practice, pedagogy, piano technique, music history and theory and is an examiner for the Australian Music Examinations Board. He is currently the Deputy Chair and Private Teachers Representative to the AMEB (NSW) Board of Directors and recently judged the national piano competition of the Music National Teachers Association (MNTA, USA), lectured at Northwestern State University on pedagogy and piano technique and has given many workshops and lectures in Australia.
Anthony van den Broek studied organ and piano from the age of five and completed his music tertiary studies at University of New South Wales majoring in harpsichord and piano. During this time, he studied piano with renowned concert pianist Julie Adam and later with Dr Therese Milanovic.
Under the mentorship of Dr Milanovic and master teacher John Bloomfield, Anthony became one of three Australian certified practitioners of the Taubman Approach, an Approach that has successfully cured thousands of injured pianists worldwide and helped solve technical and musical issues in the repertoire. Anthony continues to study, lecture and research in this area.