‘EMPOWERING MUSIC TEACHERS’
Guest Presenter – Nick Peterson (Australia)
Day 3 of the IRMT April Refresher course.
Sessions – Friday 24th April Click here for Session descriptions
As a performer, composer and author of numerous books and resources in the field of music teaching, Nick Peterson is an inspirational music educator who draws from a wealth of knowledge gained from over 40 years of experience as a dedicated musician.
Friday 24th April
9:00am: ‘Teaching Versus Educating’ – was my piano tutor, a teacher or an educator? What about me?
Am I a piano teacher or a music educator? Examine diverse instructional approaches that shed light on our
own pedagogical practices.
10:30am Morning Tea
11:00am ‘‘Equipping Superior Sight Reading’ – consider the notions that if we can read our
language effortlessly, and, if music is a language, why not apply the long-established language
reading methodologies to dramatically improve music reading?
1.30pm ‘Insights to Revitalise Music Teaching.’ – discover the straightforward, appealing, yet hidden
gems of knowledge that engage students, capture their imaginations and invite the question: “Why wasn’t I
2.30pm ‘Mastering Rhythm Reading’ – provide piano students with the ability to effortlessly read rhythms
(even really difficult ones) perfectly and instantly, and discover how this ability can dramatically enhance all areas of musical progress.
3:30pm Afternoon Tea
4.00pm ‘Simplifying Complex Metres’ – a straightforward explanation of tricky time signs to make
rhythmically vibrant piano music easily accessible to all.
5.00pm Conclusion of ‘April Refresher’ event.
IRMT April refresher 2020 (Pdf details of all three days)
Wednesday 22nd April
1:30 – 4.30pm Masterclasses: Piano – Katherine Austin
Cello – James Tennant
6:30pm Dinner for those from out of town and hosts.
Thursday 23rd April
1:30 – 4pm Masterclass for Flute – Anthony Ferner
Free day for those not attending masterclass
7:30pm Concert – Tennant-Austin duo