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Ms. Sallee is available to do 1-3 hr. workshops on pedagogical topics, master classes or showcases of motivating teaching repertoire. Ms. Sallee often supplements her pedagogy sessions with 60-90 minute sessions showcasing her own publications with Alfred, Willis, Carl Fisher and FJH publishers.

Wheeeere's the Beat?






 
   
This session focuses on strategies to enhance rhythmic integrity and expression in a student's playing while learning to manipulate tempo. A large portion is devoted to how to practice and troubleshoot common technical problems that arise in the intermediate repertoire.
 
 

There's No HARM in Harmonizing!
 
   
In this session, Ms. Sallee shows how she gets her students thinking harmonically from the very beginning. She will share ideas and materials she uses to prepare students to use chord symbols and read from lead sheets. She also demonstrates how she gets her students to harmonize on their own and make their own accompaniments.
 
 
   

How to Hook Adults and Keep Them Motivated
 
   
This topic covers the potential fun of teaching beginning adults and how to keep them interested in piano study through strategies from Piano for Procrastinators, her own self-published adult method by Willis. It also includes selecting motivating repertoire that helps adults learn, including solo and duet repertoire that probably isn't covered in most college pedagogy classes.
 
 
   

Introducing Your Students to Jazz Study
 
   
This topic focuses on preparing students to play in a jazz style by choosing appropriate beginning repertoire. It also focuses on counting rhythms, chord progressions and voicings as well as improvisation.
 
 

Teaching Ear Training (Without a Theory Book)
 
   
This topic covers the endless opportunities that teachers have to refine their students' aural skills when it comes to intervals, rhythm, harmonic analysis and even playing by ear. Do we allow our students to think that ear training is something they do in a theory book, without applying it to their own repertoire, music making or even life?
 
 

Masterclasses for students at any level
 
   
Ms. Sallee is prepared to work with individual students one-on-one or in a performance class setting. Any style of repertoire is welcome including sacred, jazz or standard repertoire.
 
 

Promotional Workshop of Ms. Sallee's Music
 
   
This extended workshop includes highlights from various solo and duet collections, addressing topics such as : "How I Get My Boys to Practice", "Music That Your Students Will Want to Perform in Church", "How I Explore Different Touches at the Piano" and "How I Built a Studio of 20 Adults and Kept Them".
 
 
   
 

Ms. Sallee has presented workshops and sessions throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Nebraska and California. In 1996, she was one of six graduate students across the country to perform and teach at the National Piano Pedagogy Conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Ms. Sallee has had various articles published in Keyboard Companion under the topics of Teaching Rhythm, Repertoire and numerous titles dealing with adult instruction. She has also written articles for Keys Magazine and Piano Lane.

   
   




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