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Assignments for Month-Long Break

Original discussions started July 24, 2018

Teaching Capitals & Periods Early

Original discussion started April 4, 2018

Webinar Series: 05/12/2019 – Piano Stories Behind the Songs, Part 2

Continued from Piano Stories Behind the Songs (Part 1), Neil shares the inspiration behind many of his songs and song names, beginning in Foundation Level 5 through Development Level 12. Topics include: Introduction Introduction (00:05) (FL5) Shoo-Fly, The Gaz, Sit By My Side (02:59) (FL6) Chorale, One More Time (09:24) (FL6) Classical Pieces, Home (13:11) (FL7) Old Man Whistle, Church Song (17:24) (FL7) Miles, ‘57 12/8 Blues (20:25) (FL8) Shadow, D-Part (23:41) (FL8) Caught Between the Daybreak, Beautiful Boy (26:48) (FL9) Walk at Eleven, Panther, Moonlight (31:23) (D10) Lost, Pauly’s Patter, Gold (37:10) (D11) Can I Share My Heart, On Read more

Webinar Series: 2/12/2019 – Piano – Stories Behind the Songs

This is a fascinating look at Neil’s compositions and the inspiration behind them. You will learn some things about Neil by listening to these stories, and have some cool things to share with your students as they learn them. Topics include: Background & Context (00:05) Dreams Come True (02:37) Night Storm (05:49) Jackson Blues, Honey Dew & Chester Chills Out (09:53) Bishop Street Blues & Fur Elise (14:13) Alma Mater Blues & I’ll Be There (16:04) Dog? & Sleeping (20:57) Light Blue & How the Methodology Evolved (24:29) The Pipes & Minuet in G (27:46) Fluff Pie & Walking With Read more

Webinar Series: 06/13/2017 – Piano – Fitting in All the Streams

In this webinar Neil talks about structuring lessons to include all required components of the Core Curriculum. Topics include: Importance of Following the Core Curriculum (00:08) Methodological or Behavioral Basis? (04:45) Circle-in-Square Concept (07:57) Timing of Streams (11:25) Introducing Comp & Improv, Arrangements and Accompaniment 1 (16:40) Nature of Presenting Material (20:49) Detailed Order of Special Programs Projects (32:03) Moving from Improv Into Composition (34:19) Students Not Practicing All Streams (36:02) How to Present Small Doses of Accompaniment (40:44) Click through the video below to hear Neil discuss the previously stated topics.

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