Piano teachers! Join us at Schmitt Music Roseville on Tuesday, July 24 from 10:15am – 11:45am for a FREE WORKSHOP presented by Nancy Bachus!
Using her “Spirit” series and the newer “Exploring Piano Classics,” Nancy Bachus will focus on how to teach stylistic differences. Related technical patterns and touches will be demonstrated and appleid directly to masterworks, along with ways to help students organize, and learn the importance of a daily “warm-up.”
An overview of technical development will be presented through a planned sequence of progressive technical patterns. Nancy will also be sharing many of her extremely successful teaching techniques.
Space is limited. Please RSVP to Sue Dopp, Schmitt Music Piano Specialist. Call 651-636-0801 or click here to RSVP by email.
Learn more about Nancy Bachus – click here to read her bio on Alfred Music Publishing’s website.
Learn about the Roland SuperNATURAL Pianos, PHA III Touch system, and PDA Pedals. Find out how Roland digital pianos can “inspire the enjoyment of creativity.”
Piano & vocal teacher, Leann Spike, will perform Broadway showtunes, rock and pop favorites on a Roland piano. After the performance, our Schmitt Music product specialists will answer questions and showcase the great features of ROLAND keyboards.
LeAnn Spike’s Bio:
LeAnn is an experienced teacher with a relaxed teaching style, promoting lifetime enjoyment of music. She has a B.S. from St. Cloud State University. LeAnn also has extended education from the U of M, Bemidji State University, and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. LeAnn has performed professionally at Nordstrom at the Mall of America, at corporate parties, weddings, and other various events. View her Lesson Teacher profile – click here.
Join us at Schmitt Music Burnsville for “Are We There Yet? A Musical Journey Around the Globe” presented by Michelle Sisler. This is an educational session for both private piano teachers as well as school music teachers. Classroom and home-school teachers could benefit as well.
Join us for this FREE class! Please RSVP to Barbara Ongna – click here or call 952-435-2454. Space is limited!
Take students on an unforgettable journey of world music, culture, instruments, and geography of 6 countries through this creative and fun presentation. Discover characteristics of world music, how African drums talk, how sea shanties began, make a didgeridoo and much more!
See and hear world instruments through audio clips and web videos, learn 18 native folk songs through customizable ensembles including singing, classroom instruments, Boomwhackers and body percussion.
Michelle Sisler’s Bio:
When Michelle was little, she used to sit down at her toy piano and play songs, by ear, along with the jukebox. This was how her parents discovered her talent and love for music and enrolled her in piano lessons at the age of seven.
Michelle’s use of technology and creative teaching materials have gained her national recognition and a unique place at the forefront of music education. Along with teaching 50+ students per week, Michelle is the founder and Chief Manager of Keys to Imagination, LLC. She has presented sessions at The National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, Music Teachers National Association Conference, and various state conferences and local groups and has written technology articles for Keyboard Companion, Clavier, and American Music Teacher. Michelle’s graduate work in Instructional Design and teaching experience have helped her author Studio Makeover: Technology “Addition”®, Are We There There Yet? A Musical Journey Around the Globe®, A Walk on the Wild Side®, Road Trip: America the Beautiful®, and Double Click Curriculum®.
Michelle currently lives in Owatonna, MN with her husband, Kevin, and their twins, Brandon and Brianna. She enjoys scrapbooking and traveling.
Join us for a special “Pick & Play” event at Schmitt Music Minnetonka, Thursday April 12 from 10am – Noon! Teachers can choose from a special selection of music, play the pieces live in front of other teachers, and get the music for FREE!
Also, a special selection of music will be offered this one day only at 20% OFF!