As Vice President of Teacher Enrichment for CSMTA, I began researching, writing, and presenting on topics of interest to musicians and pedagogues. Presentations are detailed, innovative, and offer concrete information for immediate use in the studio. Current presentation subjects include various pedagogical topics, music history and composer studies, performance styles of the eras, and more. If you have a topic in mind, contact me – I'd love to research it and create a new presentation for your group!

Current Presentations:

  • Modern Music and Relevant Piano Repertoire

  • Listening as an Event: An Introduction to Teaching Music Appreciation

  • Memorizing Music and Performance Prep

  • Teaching Non-jazz Focused Improv

  • The Schumann Soiree: Bringing the Salon Back Into Vogue

  • Master Composer Club: Creating a Music Appreciation and Performance Class in Your Studio

  • Coaching Duets, Duos, Trios, and Quartets

  • Composer Presentations

    Each presentation focuses on one composer and includes an interesting biography, a look at the composer's musical innovations and influence, and a survey of their master works with a special focus on piano repertoire. Composers include Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Robert Schumann, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Scriabin, Kabalevsky, and Khachaturian.