The Artistic Practicing™ Process
The Miracle of Breath - Musical Breathwork™
Hear That? Teaching Harmonic Sensitivity
Cultural Differences in Teaching: China and the USA
Communications Make-Overs for Young Artists (series)
Have you ever wondered how some people always light up the room wherever they are? Do you want the audience, even the first-timers, to connect with you? Would you like to be confident in making a lasting impression? Each workshop will explore a specific area of building a loving relationship to your piano playing and to your community. Can you be honest with your teacher and parents about your struggles? Teachers and parents, how might we use our precious one-on-one time to encourage our young professionals to succeed in the real world? Receive invaluable ideas and pro tips on communication skills for building a lasting career. Let's discuss how our communication skills can help us find the right partners and friends in our lifelong musical journey.
Can be presented as a la carte subtopics, including "Owning the Stage".
Artistic Practicing Process
Hear That! Harmonic Analysis
Seminars for Advanced Pianists (series)
A series of 14 rotating topics, ideally paired with masterclass for application demonstration. (sample brochure below.)
Beyond Your Fingertips: Imprinting Emotional Well-Being (series)How do we as complex human beings fulfill our emotional and psychological needs in the midst of artistic pressures? These five workshops address difficult questions through multiple lenses with applicable exercises and interactive participation. 1.Mental Practicing- group practice workshop2.Practicing Feeling- using emotional awareness to maximize effective practice3.Rising Above Performance Anxiety- customizing your own approach4.Cultural Values in Teaching Styles: American and Chinese Perspectives5.Finding Our Values- discovering personal values to drive your career. Finding where what you love intersects with what you’re good at.
FOR BEGINNERS in PIANO
Adult Beginners Technical Progression in 6 Stages
Sight-Reading in 6 stages
FOR AUDIENCE MEMBERS (a sample)
Guided Music Listening - Romantic Piano Quintets
Inside the Orchestra: From a Composer's View (series)
Guided Music Listening - What Do You Hear? (series)
Foundations of Understanding - “3 step listening”, “3 levels of understanding”, “Elements of the Music”.
FOR COLLEGE LEVEL ENRICHMENT
Tonal Analysis for Performers - College Level CourseWould you like to enhance your performance by understanding and communicating the harmonic language? We will review listening & analysis skills on a wide range of styles, in order to improve aspects of performance, such as phrasing, timing, and memory. Our repertoire will include orchestral, chamber, and solo works. This is an advanced level course, open to all instruments. Working knowledge of basic theory is required. Session1Introduction-Weekly Listening Acuity: CadencesPreparation using Tonal AnalysisCase StudySession 2:Weekly Listening Acuity: Cadences"Finding Structure by using cadences"“Listening for Leading Tones”“Modulations to get lost in”“Pacing of change” Session 3:Weekly Listening Acuity: Cadences“Patterns”“Pivot Chords” "Ambiguity""Phrasing without Relying on Timing"Session 4:Weekly Listening Acuity: Cadences“Chord Qualities” “Orchestral Colors”“Complex Chords” “Significant vs. Passing”“Inferred Tonal Centers”
Additional Topics:Chamber Music Skills/MasterclassAural Training through Great Repertoire
The Miracle of Breath - Kinesthetic Embodiment of Performance Analysis
"Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt." ~Shakespeare