Randall Faber Inspires with Entrepreneurial Insights
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by Faber Piano Adventures
3w ago
Starting the year on an inspiring note, Randall Faber delivered a keynote address at the 13th MTNA Collegiate Symposium on January 13, 2024. The symposium, hosted by the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, brought together collegiate music teachers and students from across the country to share research and ideas on various topics related to music teaching and learning. Dr. Faber’s keynote, “The Art of Entrepreneurship”, explored the challenges and opportunities that music teachers face in the 21st century, and offered practical strategies and tips on how to develop an entrepreneurial mindset ..read more
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Show Me Technique & Artistry, Audio Cloud, and More
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by Faber Piano Adventures
4M ago
From bursts of creative exploration to ‘ah-ha!’ discoveries with technique, the Piano Adventures Teacher Atlas has the resources for inspiring lessons. See how in the final installment of our “Show Me” video tutorial series. Technique & Artistry Online A growing library of pedagogical videos is included with a Teacher Atlas membership. Watch Randall Faber demonstrate Technique Secrets, Creative Improv, and more! View on your own for teaching models or assign to students for reinforcement between lessons. Ask questions via the Discussion Forum and receive advice at any time. Audio Cloud Ad ..read more
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Show Me the Teacher Atlas
Faber Piano Adventures Blog
by Faber Piano Adventures
5M ago
The Piano Adventures Teacher Atlas has become a classic teacher support tool. As your studios grow with new students and ideas, the Teacher Atlas keeps growing with new, adventurous offerings. Whether you teach in-person or online, the Atlas is a unique resource center for lesson planning, videos, engaging student resources, and so much more… View all pages of the entire Piano Adventures curriculum: My First, Basic, Accelerated, and Adult. Plus…new Unit Assessments for the Primer Level, giving unprecedented support to the beginner! Hundreds of songs from over 70 PreTime to BigTime supplementa ..read more
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Piano Adventures Will Be at NCKP 2023
Faber Piano Adventures Blog
by Faber Piano Adventures
8M ago
NCKP 2023: The Piano Conference (the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy) offers an inspiring experience dedicated to piano teaching, learning, and performing. Returning to the Westin Chicago Lombard Hotel, the in-person conference July 26-29 includes four days of engaging concerts, keynotes, presentations, and more. Learn more and register. The Neuroscience of Practice General Session presented by Randall Faber July 26, 4:00 PM, Grand Ballroom AB Repetition, repetition, repetition. What exactly is happening in the nervous system? Exploring the Where, Why, and How might reveal best practi ..read more
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Adult Piano Adventures and the Joy of Making Music
Faber Piano Adventures Blog
by Faber Piano Adventures
9M ago
The full recording of our April 27 webinar “Adult Piano Adventures and the Joy of Making Music” is now available for all! It is often said that a piano method is only as good as its music, and great music awaits in Adult Piano Adventures. In this session, designed for piano teachers and adult learners, Randall Faber and Landon Baumgard highlight the many beautiful arrangements accessible to adult beginners. You’ll get an overview of the Piano Adventures adult curriculum and loads of teaching inspiration for adults of all ages and abilities. How does piano study fit into the adult’s life? What ..read more
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Reunited in Reno! 2023 MTNA Showcase
Faber Piano Adventures Blog
by Faber Piano Adventures
10M ago
It was such a pleasure to connect with many of you at the 2023 MTNA National Conference in Reno! The showcase video recording is now available for all. Watch Randall Faber’s illuminating, hour-long session on adventurous teaching and learning, and see what excitement lies ahead for the Piano Adventures music journey, including new offerings such as: Adult Piano Adventures Disney Book 1 The Developing Artist Preparatory Sightreading and Piano Sightreading Book 1 Piano Adventures on Instagram Primer Level Unit Assessments (preview for Teacher Atlas members) Piano Adventures Scale and Chord Book ..read more
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See You at the MTNA 2023 National Conference
Faber Piano Adventures Blog
by Faber Piano Adventures
1y ago
Greetings, MTNA conference attendees! We so look forward to seeing you in Reno, March 25-29. As you plan your trip, be sure to mark your schedule for these special Piano Adventures events! If you’re not yet registered, visit the conference website to learn more. Piano Adventures Showcase On Sunday, March 26, 8:00 AM, join Randall Faber for a warm, illuminating session about adventurous teaching and learning. Come see what excitement lies ahead for the Piano Adventures music journey. Coffee and light breakfast items will be served. And throughout the conference, come visit our exhibit hall ..read more
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Beyond the Printed Page: Opening Up Tunes
Faber Piano Adventures Blog
by Faber Piano Adventures
1y ago
The full recording of our January 26 webinar “Beyond the Printed Page: Opening Up Tunes” is now available! Join Randall Faber and Brian DiBlassio as they dive into creative improv with favorite tunes from the Piano Adventures method and repertoire books, including songs like In the Mood, Lunar Eclipse, High Hopes, Shenandoah, and more. The musical patterns they demonstrate will break the ice and ease you in to creative exploration, even if you’ve never improvised before. Download the PDF handout and follow along. Did you attend live? Don’t hesitate to replay it here, as keyboard visuals have n ..read more
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New Webinar Series for Teaching Creative Improv
Faber Piano Adventures Blog
by Faber Piano Adventures
1y ago
Let’s get creative! Join your hosts Randall Faber and Brian DiBlassio to learn how bursts of creativity spinning from favorite Piano Adventures songs can make lessons exploratory and fun. Each live webinar provides focused, hands-on training to enhance your teaching toolkit. Introduction to Creative Improv: You Already Have the Skills to Get Going! August 4, 1:00pm to 2:30pm ET Learn how to freely improvise using white and black keys. Discover inspiring sounds hidden within the key of C. Add elements of time and harmonic progression. With swing rhythms and the right starting place, see how the ..read more
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Find Your “Improv-ability”
Faber Piano Adventures Blog
by Faber Piano Adventures
2y ago
Discover a new Creative Library of videos to power up your teacher toolkit! Your hosts Randall Faber and Brian DiBlassio show how bursts of creativity, spinning from favorite Piano Adventures songs and arrangements, make lessons exploratory and fun. Confidently go beyond the written page and guide your students to improvise, compose, and create at the piano. Watch sample videos and get started today at pianoadventures.com/creative. To read more about developing creative musicianship, please visit our “Ramping Up” post ..read more
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