Hey, teacher friends!
Is your local or state MTA looking for fresh topics for the upcoming year? Whether you’re looking for an in-person or a virtual session, I would love to share with your group!
Feel free to review my current sessions below, then contact me here to chat more about scheduling an engagement.
Full 250-word abstracts of any of the sessions are available upon request.
Please visit this page for a full history/timeline of all my speaking engagements.
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15-20 Minute Sessions
Reset and Refresh: Tidying Tips for Studio Teachers
Enjoy a workspace that is always fresh and orderly by implementing a simple and sustainable tidying routine. Five time points with incremental (but minimal) time commitments will be your steps for a well-kept studio.
The Wow-Factor: Crafting Winning Proposals and Presentations
Whether you’re looking to get started with presenting or want to “up your game,” attendees will glean practical strategies, tools, and tips for crafting a winning proposal and building engaging presentations.
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50-60 minute Sessions
Evolutionary Entrepreneurialism: Grow Your Studio One “Yes” at a Time
Cultivate a business mindset that will grow a thriving and sustainable studio. Learn how to tap into your community, diversify by saying “yes” to the unexpected, and foster effective cultural change with current clients.
Connect and Engage: Professional Resources for the Independent Music Teacher
Eliminate information overwhelm by honing in on key professional resources. Young professionals and seasoned teachers will walk away feeling equipped to cull, absorb, and utilize content and support tools in a useful way.
Taming the Jungle: Digital Management Strategies for the Independent Music Teacher
Learn invaluable time-saving strategies for managing information and communication as a music teacher and professional. Increase your ability to cull, absorb, and retrieve your most valued content using tools such as Evernote, Feedly, and more.
A New Primer: Keyboard Games for Young Beginners
Guide your youngest students in a lesson approach filled with singing, movement, art, full-piano exploration, patterns, and guided improvisation. Walk away feeling better equipped to utilize the Keyboard Games series by Marilyn Lowe.
Teaching the Way We Learn: Applications of Edwin E. Gordon’s Music Learning Theory (MLT)
Learn how Gordon’s groundbreaking Music Learning Theory can help teachers tap into how our minds naturally learn music. Gain fun, fresh activities and practical strategies for enabling your students to aurally comprehend (“audiate”) the music they are learning. (*Co-designed and optionally presented alongside Joy Morin.)