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2022-2023 NAMTA Programs

Please check each event if it will be held online or in-person. If you are not part of our membership and would like to attend an event, please email our President, Susan Yang

Friday, September 9th at 9:30am - Steinway Piano Gallery, Nashville

Teacher Welcome Breakfast & Enrichment Program

Join us for the start of our 2022-2023 year!


The Steinway Piano Gallery, Nashville will be hosting our Welcome Breakfast and Teacher Enrichment Program.  Please RSVP for this event and feel free to bring a friend who may be interested in joining NAMTA as well. 

Below is the meeting schedule for this morning:

9:30 Breakfast, meet and greet
10:00 Membership meeting
10:30 Teacher Enrichment Program: Witches, Jack-O-Lanterns, and Piano Playing Skeletons: An Exploration of Halloween Music with Piano Music Database
11:30 Q&A 
12:00 Adjournment 

We are excited to welcome William Perry as our featured presenter! You won't want to miss his presentation of: Witches, Jack-O-Lanterns, and Piano Playing Skeletons: An Exploration of Halloween Music with Piano Music Database.


Halloween is right around the corner which means it’s time to start thinking about all those spooky pieces we’ll assign our students. It can be a daunting task to find music that is both fun for our students and technically appropriate. In this presentation, you’ll be introduced to a new website, pianomusicdatabase.com (PMD), that makes the process of finding the right piece faster and easier. You’ll learn how to find pieces that use the pedagogical concepts you’re teaching your students. Furthermore, by using the built-in filters on PMD such as style, mood, theme and student age range, you’ll also see how to narrow down your choices to only those pieces that your students will love playing. Over the course of this presentation, you’ll discover many of the piano world’s best Halloween pieces, get a better understanding of the philosophy behind PMD, and learn how to incorporate the site into your lesson planning.

William Perry is a pianist, electronic keyboardist, and teacher from Cincinnati, OH, who specializes in performing and teaching popular styles. He has a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Stetson University and a Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Florida State University. In addition to regular performances in venues throughout Cincinnati, William has performed in Florida, Oregon, Hawaii, Italy, France, Czech Republic, and Ireland. As a band member, William is in demand particularly for his skill of recreating iconic synthesizer, organ, and keyboard sounds for tribute shows. An avid teacher, William maintains a private studio in Cincinnati, OH. He has served as the president of Mid-State Music Teachers Association and was the founder of both the Florida State University and Stetson University chapters of MTNA.

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Saturday, October 29th, 2022 at 10:00am- Lane Music, Brentwood

Teacher Enrichment Program

Winter Workshop with Dr. Arunesh Nadgir

Saturday, February 11th, 2023, at 1:00pm-5:00pm

Steinway Piano Gallery, Nashville

Registration is required- $25 per participant.

 

Dr. Nadgir will be presenting Dvorak’s Solo Piano Music and  Humoresques, Op. 101.
Antonín Dvořák’s four-hand and chamber music works are important staples in the piano repertoire. However, his solo piano music is often neglected. After an overview of Dvořák’s solo
piano works, Dr. Nadgir will discuss and perform his Eight Humoresques, Op. 101. This presentation aims to encourage further exploration of Dvořák’s solo piano music for both teaching and performing.

Praised for his passionate, sensitive, and thoughtful musicianship, pianist Arunesh Nadgir has
performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States, South America, Europe, and
Asia. He has performed in venues including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Kodak Hall at
the Eastman Theatre, and Jordan Hall, and has participated in several international music
festivals including the Millennium International Piano Festival, The Moulin d’Ande Festival, and
the Kneisel Hall Summer Music Festival. He has performed on Nashville Public Radio and
WNYC in live radio broadcasts.  
 
An accomplished teacher, Nadgir is the Coordinator of Keyboard Studies and Associate
Professor of Piano at Middle Tennessee State University where he teaches undergraduate and
graduate piano students. He also maintains a private piano studio and will be joining the faculty
of the Dow Street Community Music School, a music school committed to providing high
quality and affordable music education and performance opportunities for music students in the
Murfreesboro area. He has previously held teaching positions at New England Conservatory's
Preparatory and Continuing Education Departments, the Eastman School of Music, the Blue
Lake Fine Arts Camp, and the Point CounterPoint Music Camp. His students have been accepted
to music festivals and college music programs across the country and have won top prizes at pre-
college and college level music competitions including the University of Rochester Concerto
Competition, the MTNA Tennessee Young Artist Piano Competition, and the Tennessee Music
Teachers Association Solo Piano Competition.  
 
A sought-after clinician, Nadgir frequently presents master classes, performances, and lectures
for university and pre-college programs, music organizations, and private piano studios. He is
currently serving as the President-Elect of the Tennessee MTNA.  
 
Nadgir holds degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music, The Juilliard School, and
the Eastman School of Music where he studied under Wha Kyung Byun, Robert McDonald, and
Natalya Antonova, respectively.

Friday, April 14th, 2023at 10:00am- Steinway Piano Gallery, Nashville

Teacher Celebration!

Join us as we celebrate the end of the school year!

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