Inspiration from the Industry Path
George Litterst
George Litterst

Take Your Studio Where Few Studios Have Gone Before

Learn how to integrate your iPad, method materials, repertoire pieces, and acoustic or digital piano • Address multiple learning styles • Improve student practice at home • Even teach long distance • TimeWarp Technologies has solutions for you!

George Litterst is a well known music educator in the United States. A frequent clinician at national music educator conferences (such as Music Teachers National Association and National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy), he is an author, performer, and music software developer. A classically-trained pianist, he presents multimedia performances on technology-equipped acoustic pianos. For many years, he has been an associate editor for Clavier Companion and co-author of the Random Access column for American Music Teacher. As a music software developer, he is co-author of the intelligent music display app, SuperScore, and other software products from TimeWarp Technologies.

Carol Matz
Carol Matz

Exploring “Pro Piano Skills”

Take your students beyond the printed page by teaching Pro Piano Skills to help develop well-rounded musicians. Help your students learn to play in church, play in a band, or accompany their friends. Topics include: playing from lead sheets, chord charts, improvisation, composition, and notation

Carol Matz has composed, authored, and arranged over 400 published titles for piano students. An experienced piano teacher herself, Carol has presented numerous piano-teaching workshops throughout the United States, Canada, England, New Zealand, and Australia. She is well known for her Famous & Fun series (published by Alfred Music). Carol studied composition, arranging, and orchestration at the University of Miami, and has written for a variety of ensembles including orchestra, jazz big band, brass quintet, and string quartet.

Sally Ritchie
Sally Ritchie
Michelle Sisler
Michelle Sisler

Choose Your Own Adventure:  Fun Ways to Teach Essential Theory Skills

A solid understanding of theory is essential for students to make progress, be motivated to practice and continue lessons long term.  Sally and Michelle will help teachers look beyond the common reasons students fail to practice, make progress, or quit lessons and suggest fun new on and off the bench strategies and tools to make private and group lessons more effective.

Sally Ritchie has been teaching music for over 45 years. She presently has a studio in the public school system with over 80 private students per week. After searching for years for tools to help her students learn necessary skills and still enjoy the process, she started developing her own games.  She holds a patent on a music education system including music games and accessories.

Michelle Sisler is the founder of Keys to Imagination and MusicEdConnect.com. She frequently presents workshops across the globe and is an active author of articles, music theory games, motivation programs and technology curriculum.

Lou Ann Pope
Lou Ann Pope

Tonara: Teaching Done Differently

Although today’s children are bombarded with technology, we, at Tonara believe we can use technology in the best possible way, to give students a multimedia assignment, thereby encouraging them to become addicted to music in the real world! Tonara utilizes A.I. technology to hear the students practice. (No logging in your practice time; but instead, actual practice!) Regular communication with students to build community, as well as studio management are added bonuses!

Lou Ann Pope, Creative Education Specialist for Tonara, is a graduate of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH, with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance with emphasis on Pedagogy. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Piano Pedagogy from S.M.U. in Dallas. She taught for 4 years at Harper College in the Chicago area, and was the Co-Coordinator for the Piano Pedagogy Department at the University of Michigan for 5 years. She currently teaches from her home with a studio and at Dalton State College.

Glory-St.Germain-Ultimate-Music-Theory - Ultimate Music Theory
Glory St. Germain

3 Master Keys To Teach Music Theory More Effectively

Glory St. Germain reveals how to teach music theory in a fun, effective way with 3 mnemonic devices! Help students go from frustrated to motivated with NLP techniques that change everything! Make more, teach less using the theory club plan!

Glory St. Germain ARCT RMT MYCC UMTC is the founder, CEO and author of the Ultimate Music Theory Series. Glory brings over 35 years of remarkably successful teaching experience to the development of the UMT Series and UMT Online Courses. Glory is a Registered Music Teacher, sought-after clinician and a Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner (NLP).

LeAnn Halvorson

What Sight Reading Steps Do You Assign?

Do students sometimes jump into sight reading without first thinking it through? LeAnn will take you on a journey of tried and true steps and activities helping students to become more confident sight readers. Suggestions are provided for trouble shooting areas that sometimes cause sight reading problems. Sight reading easily helps students play more pieces and become lifelong learners of music. 

LeAnn has been teaching group and private piano since 1980, incorporating technology since 1984. She is the owner of Music Perceptions and currently creating teaching videos for, “Music Experience,” method books and re-writing books for “Superscore Music.” (www.Timewarptech.com)  

LeAnn holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, and Level One Orff Certification.  She is the Independent Music Teachers Forum Chairman for ISTMA and holds board positions for Gateway Arch East Music Teachers Association. Clavier Companion has published several of her articles.  She enjoys teaching, writing, and serving as pianist/organist at churches in the Columbia, Illinois community.