Spring fever definitely takes on an entirely new meaning for piano teachers and piano students! I think all of us are ready for next week's summer break following a VERY busy spring. Check-out this line-up:
February 17-21, 2014: Opus One Studio Festival with online adjudication
March 8, 2014: Piano Olympics Keyboard Theory and Technic Contest
April 5, 2014: Teacher adjudicating the AMTA District Auditions in Boaz, AL
April 6, 2014: Spring Studio Recital and Awards Ceremony
April 12, 2014: AMTA District Auditions in Birmingham, AL (every students from McLelland Piano received the highest scores of "Outstanding" in both performance and theory!)
April 12, 2014: Teacher adjudicating the AMTA District Auditions in Huntsville, AL
April 25-27, 2014: BMTA Keyboard Artist Competition at Alabama Piano Gallery (Congrats to winner, Abigail!)
May 4, 2014: Mayblast Studio End-of-the-Year Party!
May 10, 2014: AMTA State Auditions (again, all students from McLelland Piano received the highest score of Outstanding!)
May 17, 2014: Teacher adjudicating the MMTA Pre-College Finals at University of Southern Mississippi
On Saturday, December 14, 2013, widely-acclaimed pianist and pedagogue, John Bloomfield traveled from New York City to Hoover, Alabama to present several piano master classes for students at McLelland Piano Studio.
Bloomfield is co-founder, senior director, and faculty chair of the Golandsky Piano Institute which is "the preeminent center for the Taubman Approach which instructs pianists in the art of coordinate movement, giving them the tools to play with brilliance and ease." --- www.GolandskyInstitute.org
In demand as a pedagogue and clinician, Bloomfield has lectured and taught at a number of colleges and universities. He was invited several times to teach in Taiwan and has been a featured presenter at Breckenridge Music Institute, numerous state MTA conferences, and MTNA National conferences. In January, 2014, he will be teaching in Brisbane, Australia.
Mr. Bloomfield maintains a studio in New York City and travels regularly to Portland, Atlanta, and the San Francisco Bay Area to consult and give lessons. He is the faculty chair of the Golandsky Piano Institute's Summer Symposium held at Princeton University, NJ.