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Pedagogy Chat

  • 12/06/2012
  • 1:30 PM
  • Turtle Bread Company on the Pizza Biga side (4762 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407)

Dear UMFA flutists,

Come join fellow pedagogues at UMFA’s first Pedagogy Chat of the season.  It will be held on Thursday, December 6 and will begin at 1:30.  We’ll meet at Turtle Bread (4762 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407) on the Pizza Biga side (it’s a little quieter over there) and discuss various topics until we’re tired.  I need to leave by 3:30, but you can come and go as you please and as it fits into both your schedule and your attention span.

Please feel free to come armed with topics you’d like to discuss.  To get us started, and in case the cat’s got your tongue, I’d like to get your ideas on etude books for intermediate students- those who have progressed past method books but aren’t ready for full-page etudes, no matter how melodious.  I’ll bring copies of things in my collection; feel free to do the same –or not, as these chats are meant to help us become better teachers and thinkers, not to stress us out with one more thing to do.

I’ve also been thinking about different ways to tweak students’ embouchures- do you have any ideas?

If you know you are coming, please let me know in advance (kennardjennifer@gmail.com) but feel free to just stop by as well.

I’m looking forward to sharing thoughts with my colleagues, thinking of things in new ways, and learning a thing or two all the while munching on some amazing bread and jam.  See you there!


Jennifer Kennard

UMFA Pedagogy Chair


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