Music Teachers National Association 2018
March 17 - 21, 2018
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
1000 West Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
The MTNA National Conference, held annually, brings together the most representative cross-section of the MTNA membership. National competitions feature the outstanding performances of students in all instrument areas, as well as composition.Conferences include master classes, technology and informational sessions, pedagogy sessions, exhibit hall, evening concerts and much more. Don't forget to visit Alfred in booth #101!
For more information, visit mtna.org.
Monday, March 19
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
ALFRED MUSIC SHOWCASE: The Music of Dennis Alexander - Practical, Purposeful, and Plentiful
Dennis Alexander has written music in a variety of styles for students at all levels. In this entertaining session, he will share his favorite pieces, including his new Nocturnes for piano.
Monday, March 19
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
KEEPING THE SPARK ALIVE AND STILL LEARNING AFTER 50 YEARS: Pedagogical Tips from A to Z
All teachers have the same goal - to inspire students to love music and enjoy their lessons! This workshop will provide creative and effective strategies to keep the passion alive and promote artistry and joy in your teaching.
Dennis Alexander began his affiliation with Alfred Music in 1986. He has over 400 publications and recordings that have earned him an international reputation as one of the world’s most prolific and popular composers of educational piano music for students at all levels.
Dennis taught piano pedagogy at the University of Montana for 24 years, and served on the faculties of Cal State Fullerton and Cal State Northridge. He maintains an active composing and touring schedule.
Mr. Alexander’s personal website, DennisAlexander.com, has become a favorite with piano teachers and features recordings, videos, teaching tips, and much more!View Publications
Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield, nationally recognized teacher, clinician, pianist, and author, has given lecture-recitals, workshops and master classes in more than a hundred cities across North America, including presentations at State and National conferences of the Music Teachers National Association.
Ingrid has authored many collections for Alfred Publishing Company. Her series with Dennis Alexander, Keys to Artistic Performance teaches students the skills to polish their pieces into artistic performances. A sequential approach to achieving a solid technique with musicality, is presented in Burgmüller, Czerny and Hanon: Piano Studies Selected for Technique and Musicality.View Publications