Join us for the First Annual ASU piano pedagogy day

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We are thrilled to announce the First Annual ASU Piano Pedagogy Day, featuring Guest Clinician Dr. Barbara Fast and ASMTA collegiate members. Join us on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

Call for performance proposals

We are currently accepting proposals for Pedagogical Music Performances from all ASMTA teachers and students. Pieces for this concert should be by lesser-known composers or lesser-known works by more familiar composers. Selections should be no more than seven minutes in length. Solos, duets or piano ensembles are welcome. 

To apply, please send your bio, program information and a recording (if available) to Deadline: September 1, 2019.

Call for collegiate member proposals

We are currently accepting Lightning Talks (5 minutes) and Poster Presentations. Apply now

For more information, please email Deadline: September 1, 2019

Featuring Dr. Barbara Fast

Saturday, October 5, 2019

ASU School of Music Recital Hall


8 a.m. Registration

8:30 a.m. Welcome and ASU Student Performances

9 a.m. Overcoming the Brain's Negativity Bias: Facilitating Student Self-Empowerment in Private and Group Teaching with Dr. Barbara Fast

10 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. So You Get Nervous: Let's Talk about Performance Anxiety with Dr. Barbara Fast

11 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. Keep your Cellphone Out: 21st Century Practicing for the Private Lesson and Practice Room with Dr. Barbara Fast

12 p.m. Lunch

1 p.m. Sound before Sight: The Importance of Listening with Prof. Hannah Creviston

1:30 p.m. Collegiate Member Presentations

2:30 p.m. Break

3 p.m. Session TBD with Dr. Michelle Wachter

3:30 p.m. Session TBD with Dr. Lisa Zdechlik

4 p.m. Masterclass with Dr. Barbara Fast

5:30 p.m. Dinner on Own

7 p.m. Pedagogical Music Concert

Guest clinician and presenters

Dr. Barbara Fast

Barbara Fast

Director of Piano Pedagogy
Grant Endowed Chair of Music
Professor of Music (Piano Pedagogy)
University of Oklahoma

Barbara Fast holds the Grant Endowed Chair of Music at the University of Oklahoma where she serves as Director of Piano Pedagogy and coordinates the group piano program, as well as teaches graduate piano pedagogy. She co-authored the book, iPractice: Technology in the 21st Century Music Practice Room, Oxford 2019.

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Dr. Lisa Zdechlik

Lisa Zdechlik

Professor of Piano Pedagogy and Group Piano
University of Arizona

Lisa Zdechlik, Professor of Piano Pedagogy and Group Piano at the University of Arizona, holds a D.M.A. in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma, an M.M. in piano performance from San Diego State University, a B.M. in piano performance and a B.M.E. in music education from the University of Northern Colorado.

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Prof. Hannah Creviston

Hannah Creviston

Director of Piano Pedagogy
Director of ASU Music Prep Program
Coordinator of Class Piano
Clinical Assistant Professor of Music (Piano Pedagogy)
Arizona State University

Described as “impressive and expressive” (Fanfare Magazine) and "superb...[with] great dexterity, rhythm, and touch" (American Record Guide), Hannah Creviston is Clinical Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy, Director of the Music Prep Program and Coordinator of Class Piano at Arizona State University. She received her B.Mus. in Piano Performance and Music Education with a Piano Pedagogy concentration from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, studying with Eugenia Tsarov. A researcher and presenter on the effects of music on children with autism, she holds an M.M. in Piano Performance and an M.MuED in Early Childhood/Elementary Music Education from the University of South Carolina where she studied piano with Dr. Scott Price. Prior to joining the faculty at ASU in Fall 2012, Creviston was on the faculty at the Crane School of Music.

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Dr. Michelle Wachter


Lecturer of Class Piano and Piano Pedagogy
Northern Arizona University

Michelle Wachter, DMA, serves as Lecturer of Class Piano at Northern Arizona University, where she teaches group piano and piano pedagogy, coordinates the piano area of the NAU Community Music and Dance Academy, and supervises graduate assistants in group piano. Dedicated to excellence in research and pedagogy, Wachter has presented at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, the Group Piano/Piano Pedagogy Forum, the Music Teachers National Association National Conference, the College Music Society Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, the South Carolina Music Educators Association Conference, and many local conferences. Her articles have appeared in Clavier Companion and the MTNA e-Journal. She also serves on the editorial board of Piano Pedagogy Forum and is editor of the 2013, 2015, and 2017 Proceedings of the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy.

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Registration and travel

Registration is now open:

ASMTA Member Students FREE

Non-ASMTA Member Students $5.00

ASMTA Member Teachers $20.00

Non-ASMTA Member Teachers $30.00


Hotel information:

The Graduate Tempe

The Graduate is across the street from the School of Music.

225 E Apache Blvd
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 967-9431

School of Music, Arizona State University, Tempe Campus