OMTA Guest Speakers
September 11, 2018 - Dr. Jeanine Jacobson, DMA
OMTA Member, Piano, Piano Pedagogy
Jeanine Jacobson grew up in Gig Harbor and obtained her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Washington. She was awarded her Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota and the Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma. Subsequently, she taught at California State University, Northridge for 20 years and currently holds professor emeritus status. She has written numerous articles and four books. Two books apply movement activities (Dalcroze) to teaching elementary piano students. Her first piano pedagogy textbook was published in 2006 by Alfred Publishing and now is in its second edition. The second volume was released in 2014. These textbooks recently received the 2016 MTNA Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award and the 2016 Award from the National Association of Music Merchants. She currently teaches privately, conducts master classes, and gives lectures and workshops. She has two daughters and two grandchildren and divides her time between Hood River, OR and Olympia.
Program: Are You Looking Forward with Enthusiasm to A New Teaching Year?
A look at what it means to be a professional music teacher and how that might change our behaviors, our expectations, our goals and in turn affect and enhance the learning of our students.
Jacobson – Program Notes
November 14, 2017 - Mary Jane Clarke, NCTM
Program: Method to Madness: Transitionaing from Methods to Literature Using Technology