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Grant Event – Effortless Piano Technique

October 10, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Presenting District: Linn-Benton
Location: Contact Mary Ann Guenther for location details
Presenter: Dr. Angelina Case-Stott[expand title=”Read Presenter Bio” swaptitle=” “]Angeline Case-Stott, Professor Emeritus of Music at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis, has performed on the piano and harpsichord as a soloist and chamber musician and served as a clinician across the United States, Canada, and Europe. In 2000, she made her European debut playing a solo harpsichord recital for the Russell Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments at the University of Edinburgh in St. Cecilia’s Hall, Scotland’s oldest concert hall. Professor Case-Stott’s publications include a pedagogical video, keyboard harmony text, and articles in national journals including Clavier. She also edited books for Oxford University Press and McGraw-Hill Publishers. Case-Stott has a solo harpsichord CD, Baroque Moments. She has provided piano and harpsichord music for medical research being conducted by neurologist and author, Dr. Norman Shealy. Active at all levels of the Music Teachers National Association, she is past president of Greater Memphis Music Teachers Association, past president of Tennessee Music Teachers Association, and Tennessee Music Teachers Association 1990 “Teacher of the Year.” Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Western Early Keyboard Association.

Professor Case-Stott received piano performance degrees from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University (B.M.) and The University of Memphis (M.M.). Postgraduate piano pedagogy studies were at the University of Northern Illinois; harpsichord and early music performance practice were with Laurette Goldberg of San Francisco Conservatory. Professor Case-Stott has 30 years experience in adjudicating for MTNA and other musical organizations at the local, state, and regional level. She now lives in Camas, Washington.[/expand]

Program Description: This presentation is based on Dr. Case-Stott’s article in Clavier “Painless Piano Technique.” [expand title=”Read More” swaptitle=”]Taubman approach, and other ideas for healthy piano playing will be presented. Some of the topics covered are variable arm/hand positions, finger placement, back and forward movements versus vertical up and down motions, independence of fingers (old school) versus forearm rotation (new school), and helpful exercises. Dr. Case-Stott will explain how a pianist should play on different parts of the fingers, depending on the musical passage. Avoid collapsing thumb joints through the careful selection of repertoire for students with small hands. Avoid overstretching and putting excessive weight into the keys. Stress-free octaves will be demonstrated with a novel technique and progressive exercises.[/expand]


October 10, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
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Mary Ann Guenther