Piano Adventures Teacher Training — Seminar 1
Seminar Instructor: David Andruss, docent, University of Würzburg
Piano Adventures, the most widely‐used piano method in North America and in much of Asia, has set new standards of quality for pedagogical materials. This innovative method is now available in a German edition.
This two-day seminar—the second of the three-part teacher-training program for the Basic Method Books—is also packed full of intensive, interactive work on the pedagogy and methodology of the pieces in levels 3 & 4 of the German Edition of the Piano Adventures Basic Piano Method books.
Here are some of the main areas of focus of this seminar:
- increasing speed and independence of the fingers while maintaining a supple wrist
- differentiation of articulation and dynamics between the hands
- legato pedalling
- playing in all 12 major and minor 5‑finger-positions
- an intensive look at the structure of the major scale Dur-Tonleiter including work with the primary cadence, harmonisation of notated melodies, working with lead sheets and improvisation
- musical form
In this seminar, you’ll profit directly from our years of experience with this method. In addition, you’ll receive valuable tips for the use of the books in one‐on‐one, partner, and group lessons, as well as creative ways to using the method’s multimedia tools and supplemental literature.
Participants will receive a certificate of completion for Piano Adventures Seminar II (Levels 3 & 4) at the end of the seminar.
Seminars I, II and III can be attended in any order. After completing all three seminars, teachers may apply to become a certified Piano Adventures Teacher.
Hosted by: Halka Förster, musikschule DD
Saturday, March 23rd, 2019, 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, March 24th, 2019, 9 am – 3 pm
Registration Deadline is March 10th, 2019!
Location: Musikschule DD
Tolkewitzer Straße 21
Registration Fee for the Seminar Weekend: 95,- € / 76,- for students
(Included in the registration fee is the cost of the Unterrichtsheft mit CD and the Technik‐ & Vortragsheft from both levels 3 & 4 — a total of 4 books.)