This highly entertaining and informative program covers teaching strategies and techniques, supported by recent and older videos of Berr’s teaching. These capture special moments that teachers really appreciate. It also acts as a springboard for discussing basic and not-so-basic pedagogy.
Jennifer Merry, presenter What is the best age for a child to start piano lessons? If you have wondered about this question or have never felt totally at ease with young beginners, this program will help to generate ideas and
This program explores how to help pre-college and university piano students play more expressively by feeling the emotional implications of specific forms and structures—small and large. Music from elementary to advanced levels is used.
Dr. Berr will perform some of his currently published educational piano music, and will also reveal how the music has been composed to purposefully provide the teacher with opportunities to reinforce specific technical or musical ideas.
Each student will present two pieces: one performance-ready, the other new and in-progress—having been introduced no earlier than two weeks before the event. This will afford Dr. Berr the opportunity to demonstrate two kinds of instruction that are important in
Winners of the AMTA/AKTA Composition Competition will present their winning compositions. Dr. Berr will discuss the merits of each composition.
Alaska had two Honorable Mentions at NW Division: Isabelle Librecht, Woodwind (Flute) student of Laura Koenig Josiah Verbrugge, Composition student of Carolyn Nickles
November 13th at 7:30 p.m. University of Alaska Anchorage Fine Arts Building Recital Hall Sara Davis Buechner, this year’s AMTA competition judge, will give a recital of solo piano music by Mozart and Gershwin. Tickets are available at the door,
November 14th 2015, 1:30-4:30 pm University of Alaska Anchorage Fine Arts Building Recital Hall The Alaska State level of the Music Teachers National Association Competition will be held Saturday, November 14th from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., with winners announced following
April 30th and May 1st, 2016 University of Alaska Anchorage Fine Arts Building This annual UAA Music Department sponsored competition is open to intermediate and advanced students through age 18. Students of any Alaskan piano teacher who have been studying