2010 MTNA Conference – Poster Session and More Exhibits!

Throughout the conference, an area of the Exhibit Hall is devoted to posters displaying research conducted by teachers on a variety of topics related to music. It’s informative to walk through and look at the displays with the opportunity to discuss the topics with those who conducted the research.

Here, Anna Marie Isenhower displays a very attractive poster depicting her efforts toward Integrating Dalcroze Education Into Private Piano Lessons for Beginning Students. She shared some great, practical ideas to use with students that will help incorporate movement into the lesson time!

Having made my rounds through the whole Exhibit Hall previously, today my plan was to go back to a few select booths to purchase the materials I decided to get. At the top of my list was the MusicEd Marketplace to pick up the Nate’s Scale Plates that I mentioned in a post a couple weeks ago. While I was at the booth, I became intrigued by the Maestro game on display. After talking extensively with the creator, Suzanne Fauser, and looking through the correlating materials, I was completely sold and decided to purchase one for my studio. (You’ll be hearing more about this in the coming weeks!)

From there, it was on to the booth featuring the creators of the Pattern Play series, Forrest and Akiko Kinney. I had several questions to discuss with them, and also wanted to purchase copies of the series for use with my students. I am really excited to start incorporating some of the principles and patterns into my teaching! They also graciously agreed to take a picture with me.

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