UPDATE: Due to the terrible hurricane and flooding in South Texas, Elizabeth Gutierrez, the director of Piano Camp for Piano Teachers, has extended the sale price to Sept. 4 and also included a way to help teachers in the South Texas area. Teachers have lost their music, their pianos, and who knows when they will be able to teach again.
A Message From Elizabeth:
“It is with such a heavy heart that I write all of you involved with Piano Camp for Piano Teachers or the Piano Teacher Academy. No doubt you have all seen the ongoing loss and devastation occurring in Houston/TX coastal areas with the catastrophic flood. And now, areas east of Austin are affected by river flooding. A few members of my family plus numerous friends and teaching colleagues are trapped in their homes or shelters either having lost everything or in some peril of losing their homes, belongings, livelihoods, etc. I want to do more than send personal donations. I want to try to contribute more substantially, especially to my TexasMTA colleagues who will need help in rebuilding their lives.
Tuesday, August 29 through Monday, Sept. 4 (midnight Central time), 10% of all net course sales at pianoteacheracademy.com will go to the MTNA Benevolence Fund.”
Piano Camp 2017
Marvin Blickenstaff is one of the foremost experts in piano pedagogy today. He is such a gifted teacher and speaker, and he inspires others to greater heights in our own teaching. And he is always ready to share his knowledge with other teachers. Unfortunately only a small percentage of piano teachers have the opportunity to study with him or to attend one of his presentations.
He teaches in the most positive, encouraging, beautiful way. He tells a story, shares the history, paints a picture, evokes a feeling… so that by the time the student plays the piece again, it is utterly transformed. And so are we, the listeners. Marvin Blickenstaff is Magical. -Amy Barker, College Station, Tx.
This year at Piano Camp in San Antonio, a small group of teachers was blessed with his presence. Many teachers want to hear inspiring teachers like Marvin, but do not have the opportunity. This year the sessions were recorded, so it is as if we can all be there to learn and grow. Teachers from all over the world can experience what it is like to listen to one of our greatest living piano teaching experts. If you are ready to learn from a living legend, consider this course. Here is what a piano teacher said about Marvin Blickenstaff:
Read more on the Piano Camp Page.
This course is on sale until midnight,
August. 31, 2017. Sept. 4, 2017. The investment for the Camp’s four sessions is only $127 (you can divide the payments up) and you will receive LIFETIME ACCESS to these sessions and the handouts.
Topics in the Course
Warm-Ups? Who, Me? Technical Routines for All Ages – by Marvin Blickenstaff (90 minutes)
Performance Practice Made Easy: Rules of Thumb for the Student – by Marvin Blickenstaff (82 minutes)
The End is in the Beginning: Coaching a Piece to Performance – by Marvin Blickenstaff (65 minutes)
A Simple Step-by-Step Start to Major Scales, All Without a Book – by Elizabeth Gutierrez (47 minutes)
Scroll down at this link to watch a special preview of Marvin reflecting on his collboration with educational composer, Lynn Freeman Olson. (10 minutes)
VIP Bundle On Sale!
In addition to the 2017 Piano Camp being on sale, for a short time you can also buy this course bundled with Sorting Out the Piano Classics, a very comprehensive course by Elizabeth Gutierrez who teaches how and when to teach piano classics. You can get both courses at an excellent sales price until midnight,
August 31. Sept. 4, 2017 Split payments are available.
Hurry! The sale price is good only until
August 31, Sept. 4, midnight.
Get Both Courses On Sale
Marvin Blickenstaff is known among piano teachers throughout the country for his teaching, lecturing, performing, and publishing. Currently he maintains a private studio in the Philadelphia area and teaches at The New School for Music Study in Princeton. In 2007 he was named Fellow of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. He was honored in 2009 with MTNA’s highest award, the MTNA Achievement Award, and was selected in 2013 by the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy for its Lifetime Achievement Award.
Elizabeth Gutierrez has years of experience teaching piano, piano pedagogy, and piano literature to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Texas at San Antonio. She has given numerous workshops and master classes to teachers around the globe and also as a national clinician for Faber Piano Adventures. For her workshops and online courses, she draws on her extensive background as an independent teacher, professor, performer, and composer/editor/author.