Meetings


January 11, 2018
School of Performing Arts

Before, During and Beyond:
Musical Experiences for the Young Piano Student
Kathlyn Sbarboro, NCTM

Wouldn’t you love it if all new piano students came to you with a solid rhythmic and tonal foundation before they begin lessons? A strong musical foundation that can (and should!) be laid in the early years is such a benefit to the success and enjoyment of beginning piano lessons, but if a student never received that foundation, it’s up to us to fill it in with a wealth of basic musicianship activities along the way. We will explore optimal musical experiences for young children before they begin lessons, strategies for working with young beginning piano students and how to continue these types of activities into the intermediate years, as well as tips for assessing readiness and working with parents.

Kathlyn Sbarboro, NCTM, Piano Coordinator for the Community Music & Arts Center at Harper College, teaches group and private lessons to students of all levels and piano pedagogy, and oversees all piano performance festivals, recitals, and student placement. Ms. Sbarboro has earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education, and a Master of Arts degree in Piano Pedagogy. She is recognized as a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music by the Music Teacher's National Association, through which she has held numerous committee and officer positions at the state and local chapter levels, including President and Member of the Year for the West Suburban Illinois State Music Teachers Association. Ms. Sbarboro teaches Early Childhood Music and the Music Together program through which she has earned the Certification 1 status. She also maintains an independent piano studio, and is active in the Chicago area as a workshop clinician and festival/competition judge.



 


 

 

 


 

 

NAPERVILLE MUSIC TEACHERS ASSN.

2017-2018 SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS

All on Thursdays beginning at 9:15 a.m.

October 12  
George Radosavljevic “Wind and Water: Debussy and Motion” Steinway Piano Gallery

November 9

Christie Chiles Twillie “Which Piece Comes Next?”
Steinway Piano Gallery

January 11
Kathy Sbarboro
“Before, During and Beyond: Musical Experiences for the Young Piano Student”
School of Performing Arts

February 8
Svetlana Belsky
“The Psychology of Practice and Performance”
Steinway Piano Gallery

March 8
Mary Helen Ekstam “Music and the Brain” 
Steinway Piano Gallery

April 12
Heidi Mayer Masterclass
Steinway Piano Gallery

May 10
Liang-He Piano Duo
“A Kaleidoscope of Four-Hand Music”
White Eagle Country Club

FOR OTHER NMTA EVENTS, DEADLINES, etc., PLEASE SEE THE 2017-18 DIRECTORY

MEETING LOCATION ADDRESSES:

Steinway Piano Gallery of Naperville
1800 Shore Rd. Unit B, Naperville.
630-579-0108

WHITE EAGLE GOLF CLUB
3400 Club Drive, Naperville, 60564 Located south of Montgomery Rd., and north of 95 Street.
From Rt. 59 go west on White Eagle Dr. and follow signs to club house.