MTNA 2020 Virtual Conference — Yamaha Showcases

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Welcome, music teachers!

Yamaha is proud to partner with MTNA to bring its 2020 Virtual Conference to you. Even though we will miss interacting with you in person, our goal is to offer helpful and meaningful sessions and resources so you can continue to fulfill MTNA’s mission of advancing the value of music study and music making to society.

The virtual exhibit hall is open! We hope you enjoy the four showcase sessions detailed below. Each session digs deeper into a current topic of interest for piano and music teachers and is full of tips that you can apply with your students.

Yamaha is committed to supporting music education and organizations like MTNA. Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

 

Product Showcase Session #1

Title: Put Your Clavinova to Work — Activities to keep students engaged during lessons, practicing and beyond.

LoriFrazer cropWhat It’s About: Clavinova digital pianos and creative music teaching go hand-in-hand. Join specialists Lori Frazer and Leila Viss to explore activities to inspire and motivate students on and off the bench! 

Presenters: Lori Frazer from Yamaha enjoys sharing the marvels of Clavinova pianos with everyone. Lori enjoys bringing the amazement and wellness benefits of music making to people who never thought it possible to make music.

LeilaVissLeila Viss generates creative-based, tech-savvy instruction and resources for her private studio, the University of Denver’s Piano Preparatory Program, LeilaViss.com, 88 Creative Keys events, music industry magazines and frequent speaking engagements.

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Product Showcase Session #2

Title: The Yamaha MLC-200 Lab Controller: Planning for the Future of Group Teaching

What It’s About: Combining an all new teacher-friendly interface with the clarity of Yamaha audio and the authenticity of Yamaha keyboard instruments, our latest lab controller provides a uniquely powerful, yet flexible environment for group teaching.

LoriFrazer cropPresenter: Lori Frazer from Yamaha enjoys sharing the marvels of Clavinova pianos with everyone. Lori enjoys bringing the amazement and wellness benefits of music making to people who never thought it possible to make music.

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Product Showcase Session #3

Title: Hybrid Pianos from Yamaha — Keep the Pace and Keep the Peace

What It’s About: Hybrid pianos from Yamaha offer a unique combination of acoustic authenticity and 21st-century technology. Join us to explore easy ways to motivate and improve practice skills, while giving families control over the volume. 

ShanaKirk cropPresenter: Shana Kirk is a Colorado-based pianist, teacher, technology consultant and a frequent presenter across the U.S. and Canada. She works closely with industry leaders, including Yamaha Corporation of America, to help educators navigate the convergence of technology and pedagogy. 

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General Resources about Pianos and Music Education

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