Saturday, September 29th: Julie Knerr Workshops

Julie Knerr, co-author of the Piano Safari method books, and presenter at the MTNA national meetings, will give a workshop for us on Saturday afternoon, September 29th at the Northampton Community Music Center (map).

Please arrive at 1:30 for refreshments and a chance to connect with other teachers. The workshop will start promptly at 2:00 and end at 5:00. We hope to see you there.

Dr. Knerr will speak primarily on two subjects: Reading Notation and Efficient and Effective Teaching. Here are the summaries.

  • Thinking Deeply about Reading
    Are students really reading notation? Or have they formed false assumptions about reading? Teaching students to read notation is a complicated process that takes an extended period of time. In this session, we will explore four ingredients that are necessary for laying to solid foundation in reading music notation.
  • 152 Strategies for Efficient and Effective Teaching
    In response to teaching pedagogy students, I have formulated 152 specific Teaching Strategies Practicing just a handful of the strategies can add depth and excitement to lessons and help all teachers grow in the art of teaching. These session will present a portion of these strategies.

Free for current VPTA members.

The non-member workshop fee is $20 and can be applied toward VPTA membership dues ($50) for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Please spread the word to other piano teachers who may not already know about this event!



past events

Photo of Bezanson Auditorium
Sunday, May 13th, 2018:
Valley Piano Teachers Association Spring Student Recital!

Bezanson auditorium at University of Massachusetts.

Three concerts to benefit the Amherst Survival Center!

  • 1:00pm (Students)
  • 2:00pm (Students)
  • 4:00pm (Adults)

Click here for directions to Bezanson auditorium.