PRESENTATIONS

Length: Each presentation is 60 minutes in length, including a question/answer session.
Fees: 60-minute presentation: $150 plus travel and accommodations.
60-minute presentation followed by a 2-hour master class (up to six students): $300 plus travel and accommodations.


PRESENTATIONS:


“Dyslexia and the Keyboard: When Students Can’t Read” (part 1): Symptoms and issues dyslexic students face, recent neurological discoveries concerning dyslexia, and “outside the box” compensation techniques teachers may use with students who have reading issues.

“Dyslexia: Understanding the Invisible and How Teachers Can Help” (part 2): A history of dyslexia and international issues, myths and facts, interventions teachers can utilize, issues with diagnosis, and the “3 camps”.

“Memorization: Playing Without Music vs Playing by Rote”: Tips on getting the music “off the page”, how to handle memory pitfalls during performance, and issues of memorizing composers such as Bach, Debussy, and Rachmaninoff.

"Scott Joplin: Ragtime, John Philip Sousa, and the 1908 Paris World Fair": A brief biography of Joplin's life, performance of some of his Rags and overview of his music/style, and how John Philip Sousa took the 1908 Paris World Fair by storm when he introduced Joplin's music to Europe.


MASTER CLASSES:


Reading: The focus of this master class is to help students who exhibit reading issues. Allows audience members (restricted to teachers and the students’ immediate family members) an opportunity to observe “out-of-the-box” approaches to help students with reading.

Memory: The focus of this master class is to help students who exhibit problems with memorization. Allows audience members (restricted to teachers and the students’ immediate family members) an opportunity to observe techniques to help strengthen and encourage memorization.

Ragtime: The focus of this master class is the stylistic performance of Scott Joplin rags.