Teacher Workshop: Saturday, NOvember 12, 2022
CFMTA is excited to partner with UCF to present a two-part workshop with Dr. Diana Dumlavwalla on Saturday, November 12 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM. The two sessions offered will be:
Session 1: Fostering Artistry and Healthy Playing Habits in Beginning Piano Lessons
Playing with a healthy physical approach is essential for all piano students striving for artistic performances. This presentation will address issues related to helping piano students acquire a natural and fluid technique right from their first lessons. A number of pedagogical strategies that can be incorporated in private and group lessons will be presented. The session will also review effective resources for piano teaching.
Session 2: Keys to Motivation
As music teachers, we are constantly reminded of the competing priorities our students face in their busy lives. Motivating them to practice can often seem like an unending struggle. This presentation will focus on tools we can use as pedagogues to help our students develop intrinsic motivation and a growth mindset. The four specific strategies that will be highlighted are: choosing repertoire, understanding learning theories, finding joy in the fundamental elements of music (melody and rhythm) and captivating interest through the art of play.
Location: M150, UCF Music Building (PAC)
Registration Deadline: November 5, 2022
Registration Fee: FREE for CFMTA Members/College Students
$15 for non-member teachers
CFMTA Teacher Workshop Schedule:
2:00 PM: Session 1
3:00 PM: Break & Refreshments
3:30 PM: Session 2
4:30 PM: Q&A
Registration for the Teacher Workshop is FREE for all CFMTA members, other FSMTA members, and collegiate students and $15 for all non-member teachers. All are welcome to attend. Please register by November 5, 2022 so we can plan to have enough materials available!
For questions and information, please contact Lydia Blakemore or Dr. Sun-A Park.
Dr. diana Dumlavwalla, workshop presenter
Canadian pianist Diana Dumlavwalla is Associate Professor of Piano Pedagogy at Florida State University. As a soloist and chamber musician, Diana has performed in North America, Europe and Australia. She has presented lecture recitals and papers at numerous conferences and her research has been featured in journals such as the International Journal of Music Education, American Music Teacher and Canadian Music Teacher. Diana was awarded the 2018 and 2021 MTNA E-Journal Article of the Year. She is currently the President of the Florida State Music Teachers Association.
Diana completed the D.M.A. Performance degree at the University of Toronto. She received her M.Mus. (Piano Performance) at the Royal College of Music in London, B.Mus. (Piano Performance and Voice) at Wilfrid Laurier University and an Associate diploma from the Royal Conservatory.