Students from Butler University attended the 2016 MTNA Collegiate Piano Pedagogy Symposium held at the University of South Carolina in January. Members Meghan Bartsch, Abigail Huston and Emily Yoo represented Indiana well as they presented a Friday morning session. Please enjoy reading more about their session as well as their individual reflections on the experience below.
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I thoroughly enjoyed my time at this year’s annual collegiate piano pedagogy symposium. It was my first music conference, but it definitely will not be my last. The presentations were informative and interesting, offering great insight into a variety of topics that both directly and indirectly applied to piano teaching. I enjoyed hearing and learning from my peers as well as from veteran teachers and pedagogues. Making new friends and networking with other collegiate members in my field of study was another great opportunity provided by this conference. Our collegiate chapter (Butler University) had the privilege to present our findings about successfully marketing to millennial parents and the implications our research held for those in the piano pedagogy world. My time spent at this conference was truly worthwhile and I look forward to attending future conferences.
Butler University MTNA Collegiate Chapter