Daily Archives: 30 July, 2013

Conference Fun

Last week, I attended the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP) — an awesome conference for piano teachers that takes place in Lombard, Illinois (which is about 30-minutes west of Chicago).  Here is a photo of me with my 3 roommates (including my cousin and a friend from grad school) plus a new friend from Vancouver.

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One evening, we had dinner at a delicious Italian restaurant.

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During one of the sessions the next day, I ran into the same two ladies again.  They are familiar with my blog about piano teaching and have even used my music history curriculum for their own music history camps!

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The next night, my roommates and I ate at a Greek Restaurant.  Yum!

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In the exhibit hall at the conference, I browsed lots of books and games for piano teaching and even was able to meet some composers of music for students to play.

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I learned so much at the sessions I attended.  I have already started using some of the things I learned as I taught lessons so far this week!

My roommates and I are hoping to attend this particular conference again when it is held again in 2015.  🙂