The bad news: there's a lot to learn as musicians and educators! The good news: we live in an inexhaustible field that never fails to provide inspiration and practical gems of knowledge when we need it.
Using some personal experience, her love for *pretty much everything*, and a little research (okay, maybe more than a little), Natalie has explored topics such as motivating students, learning to be your own boss, how to avoid playing-related injuries, and other topics relevant to 21st century professionals.
Alongside her colleague Scarlette Kerr., Natalie has co-presented various projects at state and national conferences, including the VMTA State Conference, MTNA Collegiate Chapters Symposium, and the 2019 National Conference for Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP).
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Often overlooked in piano pedagogy, strategic design is an approach music teachers can use to develop cohesive, significant learning experiences in their studios. This presentation will explore various ways strategic design can be influential and effective.
Presented by Natalie Doughty (James Madison University) and Scarlette Kerr (Salem College, NC) at the 2019 MTNA Collegiate Piano Pedagogy Symposium at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia (Forbes Center for the Performing Arts).
Entrepreneurship enables musicians to create career opportunities that capitalize on their own strengths and passions. This presentation discusses current business models of the music industry and provides step by step processes for musicians to create and incorporate their own business.
Presented at the University of Texas at Austin for the 2018 MTNA Collegiate Piano Pedagogy Symposium.
How many collegiate music students are confident in their preparation for life after graduation? Based on personal experience, this presentation provides 5 key strategies for music majors to better prepare for a professional life post-graduation.
Presented at James Madison University, George Mason University, and the University of Texas at Austin for the 2018 MTNA Collegiate Piano Pedagogy Symposium.
This presentation seeks to provide helpful strategies to educate pianists in basic bio-mechanical principles of the body with the aim of developing holistic bodily awareness and healthy technique with young or beginning piano students.
Presented at University of North Florida for the 2017 MTNA Collegiate Piano Pedagogy Symposium.
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