The MTNA conference in Chicago is NEXT WEEK!
Wondering if it will feel like spring in Chicago? Me too, but I have my doubts. With the lack of warm sunshine outside, I’d like to make sure there’s plenty of warm fuzzies going on inside the Marriott on Magnificent Mile.
I have a lofty ambition to meet–in person–as many of you who attend the conference as possible. Since I may not recognize you, please introduce yourself and let’s begin a friendship beyond Facebook, the blog, email, etc.
In case you are interested here’s a couple of places you will find me:
Saturday: Improvisation Track
I’ll be there working behind the scenes the entire day but also presenting at 10:30am in the Kane Room. With assistance from Bradley Sowash, I’ll be offering an interactive session on group improvisation ON and OFF the bench. Be ready to engage, have fun and leave with dynamic ideas to ignite your teaching. By the way, if things go as planned, there should be some movin’ and groovin’ like you’ve NEVER seen before at an MTNA conference–fingers crossed. FYI: this Improvisation track is staffed with a DREAM TEAM! Here’s the schedule.
Monday: JoyTunes Showcase
Eight o’clock AM Monday morning I’ve been invited to present at JoyTune’s showcase. JoyTunes Ltd developed Piano Mania, the top educational app in the United States and it’s the app my students cannot resist. Please don’t make me get up early to find an empty room!
Perhaps you are skeptical about showcases? They can be just one big sales pitch, right? Be assured that your first hour Monday morning will be anything but. The session will be packed full of ideas for you and how to integrate your iPad into each lesson plan. If my words have not persuaded you, perhaps knowing that there will be chocolate will convince you to set that alarm early?
When not presenting, I’ll be attending sessions and spending time at the booths of JoyTunes, Yamaha (with Tom Folenta promoting the MTTCampus.com) and also Clavier Companion.
FYI: after the conference, my handouts will be available at LeilaViss.com
Where will I find you?
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