Presentations and Research


Music organization presentations, available upon request

  • Extended Piano Techniques and External Sound Effects for the Intermediate Piano Repertoire*
  • The Hangry Music Teacher Fixer-Upper
  • Great Expectations: What Are Yours?
  • The Golden Age of Recording Pianists: What You Should Know as a Student and as a Teacher*
  • How to Get Parents/Guardians on Your Side
  • High Performance Techniques (Mentally, Emotionally, Physically, Spiritually)
  • Memory: Do I Really Have It?
  • The Art of Asking Questions for Positive Motivation
  • Audiation: Dictation, and Ear Training: If You Don’t Teach Your Students, Who Will?

Scholarly music presentations, available upon request

  • Unique Pianos and Their Repertoire in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Century*
  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Grand Tarantelle for Piano and Orchestra, op. 67*
  • Domenico Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, K. 294/L.67*
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata in A Major, K. 331*
  • Gershwin’s Short Solo Piano Works*
  • Liszt’s Style Hongrois*
  • Bach’s Fifteen Two-Part Inventions: A Guide for Modern Pedagogy
  • Mendelssohn’s Songs Without Words*
  • William Byrd: Selected Keyboard Works*
  • Kennst Du Das Land: Goethe, Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann and Wolf*
  • Beethoven Piano Sonata op. 53*
  • Bela Bartók Piano Sonata (1926): First Movement
  • Beethoven Piano Sonata op. 109: History, Structure, and Analysis
  • Dramatic Expression in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo

*Includes performance and recordings of excerpts or entire piece(s).

Publications

  • MTNA e-Journal November 2020 “Lightning Sessions”
  • American Music Teacher February 2020 “Achieve a Solid, Reliable, and Successful Memory”
  • American Music Teacher December 2019/January 2020 “10 Lyric Waltzes”