Southern Utah Piano Pedagogy ConferenceSouthern Utah Piano Pedagogy Conference

Southern Utah Piano Pedagogy Conference

The 2021 Conference will feature a series of relevant videos that will be published bi-weekly on the second and fourth Tuesdays between February and April on our youtube channel: SUPPC

February 9: 

forScore and MobileSheets - An Introduction to Sheet Music Readers (Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel)

Teaching Cross Rhythms: A Step by Step Approach - Part 1 (Dr. Nancy Allred)

February 23:

Teaching Cross Rhythms: A Step-by Step Approach - Part 2 (Dr. Nancy Allred)

Teaching Cross Rhythms: A Step-by Step Approach - Part 3 (Dr. Nancy Allred)

Teaching Cross Rhythms: A Step-by Step Approach - Part 4 (Dr. Nancy Allred)

Online Teaching — Tips, Tricks (?) and Food for Thought (Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel)

March 9: 

Teaching Improvisation in Piano Lessons (Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel)

March 23: 

Ornamental Passages in Chopin's Piano Music (Dr. Nancy Allred)

April 6: 

Conversations with a Teacher - Brandon Lee:

April 20: 

Stylistic Differences Between Musical Periods (Mark Gubler)



Past Conferences

2020: Saturday, February 22 @ Dixie State University


Please submit the following form: Southern Utah PPC Registration

A Registration Fee of $25 will be due at the conference - free for high school and college students!


Morning Sessions

9:00 Nancy Allred From Beginning to End: Tips for More Effective Practice and Performance  —  Handout
9:45 Mark Gubler Inspiring Deep Practice: An Overview of the Talent Code
10:30 Brandon Lee Remote teaching (Skype/Facetime)
11:15 Kevin Olson Artistic Rhetoric:  Fluently and Persuasive Speaking the Language of Music  —  Handout

Afternoon Sessions

12:15-2:00 Shane Bowles Fundamentals, Improvisation, Composition and the Amazing Connection to the Staff
1:15 Kevin Olson Open Door - Meet the Composer
2:00 Christian Bohnenstengel The Healthy Pianist - Injuries and Prevention
2:45 Lori Arnold The Making of a Piano Teacher
3:30 Kevin Olson Intermediate Level Master Class


Conference Recital: "Beethoven @ Five"

Featuring talented piano students from the area and special performances, the recital is part of the DSU All-Steinway Series.

Pictures from the 2020 Conference: 

2020 Conference