Join us for the Second Annual ASU piano pedagogy day

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We are thrilled to announce the Second Annual ASU Piano Pedagogy Day, featuring Guest Clinician Dr. Scott Price and ASMTA collegiate members. Join us on Saturday, October 3, 2020. (Due to COVID-19, this year's Piano Pedagogy Day will be a virtual event.)

Featuring Dr. Barbara Fast

Saturday, October 5, 2019

ASU School of Music Recital Hall

Schedule (To be updated...)

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 and MTNA: The Importance of Connecting with Dr. Nadia Feeken

1 p.m. Music as a Language with Prof. Hannah Creviston

1:30 p.m. Collegiate Member Presentations

2:30 p.m. Break

3 p.m. Making the Most of Our Words: Strategies for Providing Effective Feedback in Our Teaching with Dr. Michelle Wachter

3:30 p.m. Got Galumph? Reclaiming a Spirit of Play at the Piano through Improvisation 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. Scott Price

Scott Price

Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy
Coordinator of Piano Pedagogy
University of South Carolina School of Music

Dr. Scott Price is Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy and Coordinator of Piano Pedagogy at the University of South Carolina School of Music. He is also President of the Board of Trustees of the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy. Engagements have included performances, clinics, masterclasses with the Music Teachers National Association, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, The Royal Conservatory of Music Professional Development Seminars, and solo recitals and presentations throughout the United States. Other engagements include performances and masterclasses in Canada, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and South Korea. He is creator and editor-in-chief of the online piano pedagogy journal “Piano Pedagogy Forum.” He has recorded 39 CDs of educational piano music for Alfred Publishing Company and he is a member of the Committee on Special Needs Students for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. His work with special needs students has been featured on South Carolina TV, in Clavier Companion Magazine, on Dateline NBC and CNN. His is founder of the Carolina LifeSong Initiative that is dedicated to providing piano lesson and music experiences for students with special needs, and in fostering best practices in teaching and teacher training.

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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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Nadia Feeken

Nadia Feeken

Performer and Teacher

Nadia Feeken, DMA, is an accomplished performer and an exceptional teacher. A native of Tianjin China, Nadia attended the Tianjin Conservatory of Music when she was twelve. She came to the United States in 2000 to continue her music education. After receiving her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Piano Performance, she received her Doctorate degree of Musical Arts in piano performance in 2012 from Arizona State University. An active performer, Nadia has had solo performances in many cities in China, Australia and the United States, including Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City. Aside from performing, Nadia thoroughly enjoys teaching piano. Her students have received the highest rating in Arizona Study Program. Her advanced students have won national competitions and have been accepted to the music program at ASU.

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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 closed:

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