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Series 3

  • Session 1: Preparing your Teaching Practice for Online Music Lessons 3

    Michael Berkovsky  
    Dr. Michael Berkovsky is a faculty member at Glenn Gould School and Taylor Academy. He also maintains a private studio in which a number of his students have placed highly in provincial, national, and international competitions. Michael received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Juilliard, and completed his Doctoral degree at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. 

    Deborah How 
    Dr. Deborah How specializes in both advanced performance studies (classical piano, flute, chamber music) and academic music studies (literature, theory, history). She is the Executive Director of The Conservatory of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, Music teacher in dhhow music studio for advanced music studies and CEO of BRAVURA Innovations. 

  • Session 2: Adapting your In-person Lessons to Online 3

    Heather Kaye  
    Heather Kaye is a classically trained concert violinist performing with the Yambol Chamber Orchestra, Bulgaria. She has instructed millions of violinists globally via YouTube videos, online academies, group coaching, and one-on-one sessions. 

    Rolf Erdahl and Carrie Vecchione  
    Rolf Erdahl and Carrie Vecchione form the only professional oboe/bass duo in the world. Rolf is the bass professor at Gustavus Adolphus College in St Peter, MN, and Carrie is the oboe teacher at The MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis. They also present many music education programs to elementary school audiences and adult audiences. 

  • Session 3: Online Community and Class Management 3

    Ed Turgeon 
    Edward Turgeon is a piano and theory instructor at the Algoma Conservatory as well as Head of the Music Department at Algoma University. He relocated to Sault Ste. Marie in 2013 as part of Duo Turgeon, a husband-and-wife piano duo with Dr. Anne-Louise Turgeon. 

    Dr. Mario Ajero 
    Dr. Mario Ajero is Professor of Piano at Stephen F. Austin State University where he teaches applied piano and serves as the Keyboard Area Coordinator. Internationally recognized as an authority in incorporating technology in piano pedagogy and music education he has presented at every major piano pedagogy conference in the United States and internationally. 

     

  • Session 4: Successful Online Communication with Students and Parents 3

    Scott Price 
    Dr. Scott Price is a Carolina Distinguished Professor of Music at The University of South Carolina. He has been working with students who have autism and other special needs for over twenty years. 

    Diane Murray-Charrett
    Diane Murray-Charrett has extensive experience working with award winning choral groups and vocalists of all ages. In addition to running a private voice studio, she currently teaches music with the Halton District School Board. She has also conducted numerous children’s and adult choirs.

  • Session 5: How to Make your Online Teaching Interactive and Multimodal 3

    Karen Brunssen
    Karen Brunssen is a Professor of Voice, Co-Chair of Music Performance at the Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University, as well as the President of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Karen is the author of The Evolving Singing Voice: Changes Across the Life Span. 

    Heather Smith  
    Heather K. Smith is a US Representative and member of the College of Examiners for the RCM Certificate Program. She is a certified teacher through the RCM Certificate Program and the Music Teachers National Association, and maintains a private studio in Centerville, Utah. 

  • Session 6: Online Teaching with Different Learners 3

    Tracey Ford 
    Dr. Tracey Ford is an experienced private voice teacher who has been teaching classical and musical theater styles for over 15 years. She runs a successful private studio in Western Springs, Illinois. Since 2013, Tracey has prepared students to perform vocal assessments through the RCM Certificate Program. 

Series 2

  • Session 1: Preparing your Teaching Practice for Online Music Lessons

    Michael Berkovsky  
    Dr. Michael Berkovsky is a faculty member at Glenn Gould School and Taylor Academy. He also maintains a private studio in which a number of his students have placed highly in provincial, national, and international competitions. Michael received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Juilliard, and completed his Doctoral degree at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. 

  • Session 2: Adapting your In-person Lessons to Online 2

    Dr. Randall Faber 
    Randall Faber is a pianist and educator, appearing as a special guest at universities throughout North America and Asia. He has been a Convention Artist for the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Conference and a master teacher for multiple conferences around the world.​ Dr. Faber holds three degrees from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Education and Human Development from Vanderbilt University. ​Randall and his wife Nancy are well known as authors of the best-selling Piano Adventures® teaching method. Translated to 10 languages, their books are global bestsellers.​ 

  • Session 3: Online Community and Class Management

    Dr. Julia Galieva-Szokolay 
    Dr. Julia Galieva-Szokolay combines a busy teaching career with musicological research in the field of new music, pedagogy and musical aesthetics. Since 1998 she has taught theoretical subjects at The Royal Conservatory of Music, The Glenn Gould School and The Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists. She co-authored a series of music theory textbooks (Celebrate Theory: Harmony, Counterpoint and Analysis), and published on topics related to Eastern European contemporary compositional practice. 

  • Session 4: How to Make your Online Teaching Interactive and Multimodal 2

    Heather K. Smith 
    Heather K. Smith is a US Representative and member of the College of Examiners for the RCM Certificate Program. She is a certified teacher through the RCM Certificate Program and the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), and maintains a private studio in Centerville, Utah.​ ​She is involved in several arts and music education organizations and serves on the MTNA Development Committee and the National Conference Planning Committee. Heather received a Master of Music and Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Utah.​ 

  • Session 5: Successful Online Communication with Students and Parent

    Dr. Robert Loewen 
    Dr. Loewen is the Voice Discipline Specialist for the Royal Conservatory Certificate Program and a member of The Royal Conservatory's College of Examiners. He has adjudicated and presented for the Royal Conservatory across North America and is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Dr. Loewen holds a Doctorate in Music in Performance and Pedagogy, a Master of Music (McGill), and a Bachelor of Music (University of Toronto).  

  • Session 6: Online Teaching with Different Learners 2

    Merry Peckham 
    Merry Peckham is the Chair of Chamber Music at The New England Conservatory of Music, Director of The Chamber Music Workshop at The Perlman Music Program, and Associate Director of The Perlman Music Program. She is a cellist, was a founding member of the Cavani String Quartet, and winner of the Naumburg Chamber Music Award. She is a former faculty member at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Oberlin Conservatory of Music.  

Series 1

  • Session 1: Preparing your Teaching Practice for Online Music Lessons

    Michael Berkovsky  
    Dr. Michael Berkovsky is a faculty member at Glenn Gould School and Taylor Academy. He also maintains a private studio in which a number of his students have placed highly in provincial, national, and international competitions. Michael received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Juilliard, and completed his Doctoral degree at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. 

    Hans Jørgen Jensen 
    Hans Jørgen Jensen is one of the leading cello teachers in Canada and the US. He is a faculty member of the Glenn Gould School and professor of cello at the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University. He has given numerous workshops and master classes across the globe. Mr. Jensen has published a number of method books for the cello including “CelloMind.” 

  • Session 2: Adapting your In-Person Lessons to Online

    John Ellis 
    John Ellis is Associate Professor of Piano and Director of Graduate Studies in Piano Pedagogy at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, & Dance. He directs the Piano Pedagogy Laboratory Program and the College Class Piano Program. He has also served as Chair of the Piano Department and Associate Dean. 

    Barry Shiffman 
    Barry Shiffman is an internationally acclaimed violinist and violist and well-respected as an educator and administrator. He was co-founder of the St. Lawrence String Quartet. Since 2010, he has been both the Associate Dean and the Director of Chamber Music at the Glenn Gould School, as well as the Director of the Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists at The Royal Conservatory of Music. 

  • Session 3: Online Community and Class Management

    Dr. Julia Galieva-Szokolay 
    Dr. Julia Galieva-Szokolay combines a busy teaching career with musicological research in the field of new music, pedagogy, and musical aesthetics. Since 1998 she has taught theoretical subjects at The Royal Conservatory of Music, The Glenn Gould School, and The Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists. She co-authored a series of music theory textbooks (Celebrate Theory: Harmony, Counterpoint and Analysis) and published on topics related to Eastern European contemporary compositional practice. 

  • Session 4: Successful Online Communication with Students and Parents

    Dr. Robert Loewen 
    Dr. Loewen is the Voice Discipline Specialist for the Royal Conservatory Certificate Program and a member of The Royal Conservatory's College of Examiners. He has adjudicated and presented for the Royal Conservatory across North America and is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Dr. Loewen holds a Doctorate in Music in Performance and Pedagogy, a Master of Music (McGill), and a Bachelor of Music (University of Toronto).  

  • Session 5: How to Make your Online Teaching Interactive and Multimodal

    Elaine Lau 
    Elaine Lau is a piano soloist and collaborative artist. Elaine is a faculty member, adjudicator, Senior Examiner, and piano pedagogy course facilitator for The Royal Conservatory of Music as well as a piano faculty member at Wilfrid Laurier University since 2003, teaching studio piano and chamber music. 

    Dr. Stephen Pierce 
    South African pianist Stephen Pierce enjoys a multi-faceted career as a performer, pedagogue, scholar, and clinician. He currently teaches piano pedagogy, keyboard literature, and applied piano at the USC Thornton School of Music. 

    Jessica Caporusso 
    Jessica Caporusso is a Ph.D. Candidate (ABD) in the Department of Anthropology at York University, Canada. She is an active member of several teaching and research teams at OCAD University, the University of Toronto, and York University.  

  • Session 6: Online Teaching with Different Learners

    Kelly  Parkins  Lindstorm  
    Kelly Parkins Lindstorm is a violin and chamber teacher at the Royal Conservatory School, where she conducts the orchestras, coaches chamber music, group classes, and private lessons, and coordinates the Junior Strings Program of the Phil and Eli Taylor Academy. ​Her students have been recipients of the highest marks awarded at numerous festivals and competitions.​ As a master class clinician and Member of The College of Examiners, she adjudicates for the ORMTA, the MTNA, Kiwanis festivals, and Suzuki workshops across North America. ​ 

    Tova Rosenberg  
    Tova Rosenberg is a faculty member of the Royal Conservatory School at the RCM.​ She has incorporated her extensive Suzuki training with her love of working with young children into innovative teaching ideas for young cellists and programs for Early Childhood Music Education in New York City and Toronto. She holds a Master's degree in Music from DePaul University, a Bachelor's degree in Music from McGill University, and is a graduate of the School for Strings 2-year Intensive Suzuki Teacher Training Program.