Speaking Engagements and Workshops
Upcoming Lectures and Presentations
Recent Lectures and Presentations (Selected)
Teaching the Whole Child: Educational Psychology and its Applications to the Private Music Studio and Classroom (SRMTA Provincial Conference, Yorkton, SK. October 2017) Addresses questions of: How do students think and learn? What motivates students? Why are social context, interpersonal relationships and emotional well-being important to students’ learning?
Why Generation Z Requires a New Approach: Teaching Today’s Students (SRMTA Conference, Yorkton, SK. October 2017)Examining Generation Z and they learn, and how teachers can engage and stimulate the learning of today’s generation in meaningful ways.
A Historical Perspective of Music Education in Canada, (SRMTA Provincial Conference, Yorkton SK. October 2017)Tracing the past 150 years of the teaching of music in Canada and the important role private music teachers played in the shaping of music education in Canada.
Developing Musicianship through Improvisation (Regina, SK. May 2017)An introduction to music improvisation with practical, hands-on techniques to enhance musicianship, develop improvisation skills, and how to include improvisation as an integral part to every lesson.
Developing Musicianship through Movement (Regina, SK. May 2017)An introduction to Laban’s Movement Theory and how to incorporate Laban’s Efforts of time, space, weight, and flow in artistic interpretations in singing and learning an instrument.
Teaching in the Digital Age: Technology & the Private Studio (Conservatory of Performing Arts, Regina, SK, 2017)
Sequential Learning and Creativity in the Piano Lesson (Regina, SK, January 2017)
The Musical Brain: Teaching to How the Brain Learns Music (Biggar, SK, November 2016; Regina, SK, October 2016; Yorkton, SK, January 2016) Applying tenets of Music Learning Theory to the private music studio
Cracking the Boy Code (Alberta Music Conference, Banff, AB, October 2016; Alberta Piano Teachers Conference, Red Deer, AB, October 2015; Saskatchewan Music Conference, Regina, SK, November 2013, and Saskatoon, SK, November 2012; Conservatory of Performing Arts, Regina, SK February 2012; SRMTA Provincial Conference, Yorkton, SK October 2011) Following the development of males from in utero to adulthood with special emphasis given to the role of testosterone in males and estrogen in females, and how we as teachers can aid males to learn at their fullest potential.
Cracking the Boy Code – When the Volcano Erupts (Alberta Music Conference, Banff, AB, October 2016; Saskatchewan Music Conference, Regina, SK November 2013)How to deal with boys/males in moments of conflict and what strategies are most effective in the resolution process. Topics include: why is bad behavior so appealing to boys; why are boys confrontational and have a flagrant disregard for authority; why do males strive for sovereignty, even when it appears to be against their own self-interest.
Multiple Intelligence in the Workplace (Government of Saskatchewan, Agricultural Department, March 2008)
Applying Howard Gardner’s Ten Multiple Intelligences to the workplace.