Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Visit to A Randall Faber Workshop at Ward-Brodt Music in Madison, WI

Recently, Randall Faber travelled to WI and offered a workshop for piano teachers. Ward-Brodt Music Store in Madison, Wisconsin hosted the event. Friend Robin and her sister, Vicky, both piano teachers, planned to attend and I was invited to tag along with them. I have used the fine Faber Piano Adventures books with students, and so have Robin and Vicky.

Randall and Nancy Faber

Randall and Nancy Faber are well-known among music educators. Here are a couple of bio excerpts from their website at http://pianoadventures.com/:

Nancy and Randall Faber have combined their backgrounds as composer and performer to become leading supporters of the piano teacher and student. The husband and wife team has authored over 200 publications, including the bestselling PreTime® to BigTime® Piano Supplementary Library and the acclaimed method Piano Adventures®. 

The Fabers advocate piano study not only for personal expression and performance success, but also as a vehicle for the studentâs creative and cognitive development. Their philosophy is reflected in their writing, their public appearances, and in their own teaching.

The workshop was excellent. The best and most memorable things from my perspective related to teaching correct hand position at the piano and ways to motivate young students. Plus, Faber did quite a bit of piano playing which was fabulous as well. 

Robin's sister Vicky drove more than two hours to attend

Robin was delighted for the opportunity to attend the workshop

Faber was gracious regarding our requests to pose for pictures
Faber travels the world offering workshops. If you have interest in teaching piano, I recommend his workshops without reservation.


Robin J. Steinweg said...

It was a productive and entertaining workshop--thanks, Randy! Thanks, Ward Brodt!

My students are the ones who benefit, but I got to enjoy it!

The Prude said...

Now that I have brushed up a bit on Laverne and Shirley, that is what I am going to start calling you 2 wild and crazy girls. You are everywhere and you do everything!