Clinton Pratt, BM, MM, NCTM
Workshops and Presentations
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Illinois MTA – November 2019
Co-presenting with Kristen Regester
Music Moves Us . . . Literally!
Using Movement to Enhance Musicality
Kentucky MTA – September 2018
Preparing Students for Performances:
Tips & Tricks to Build Memory, Security, and Confidence
NCKP – July 2017
Music Alive! Sounds that Move, Pictures that Sing
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I recently attend a week-long Dalcroze Eurhythmics training workshop, and it was so amazing! Eurhythmics means “good flow”, and this philosophy was developed by Emile Jaques-Dalcroze. He was a Swiss music teacher who believed in using the body to experience and learn music. . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V84IcQ0M5pQ Watch this video tutorial to learn how to improvise in Dorian mode! What's Dorian mode? First of all, modes are different scales, or different combinations of half steps and whole steps. The 2 most common modes are Major...
Beethoven said, “To play a wrong note is insignificant. To play without passion is inexcusable.” I love mistakes. They are often funny, goofy, or just plain strange! Instead of tensing up, stressing out, and trying to play something perfect, why don’t we . . .
Practicing the piano, or any instrument, is a huge part of developing your skills, obviously. But many people are confused about how to practice. Here are some helpful tips: Think of quality, not quantity. 15 minutes of deliberate, focused, efficient practice is MUCH...