Motivating Musicians: Tools and Techniques to Motivate Every Learner Along Their Musical Journey

Learning a musical instrument is a journey requiring years of persistence and dedication. Even the most enthusiastic student experiences dips in motivation occasionally. This session explores techniques, tools, materials and strategies that we can use to motivate our students. Following a motivational primer, attendees break into small groups for in-depth investigation.

Pamela D. Pike is the Barineau Professor of Piano Pedagogy at Louisiana State University. She teaches pianists of all ages, is editor-in-chief of the Piano Magazine, presents workshops throughout the world and is author of Dynamic Group-Piano Teaching, How to Play Piano and numerous book chapters and educational articles.