TC275: Teaching Expression in Intermediate Historical Repertoire with Janna Williamson

Teach your young students the magic of music by unlocking their expression. In today’s episode, we give you a sneak peek into one of Janna Williamson’s workshops inside the TopMusicPro membership where she explores the world of expression in repertoire. Janna is our historical repertoire expert inside the membership and she gives us tips and secrets on how to teach your students to play expressively and beautifully. Janna will guide you through the differences in playing pieces, why expressive performance matters, identifying “how” each period should sound, and so much more. If you want to lead your students to achieve expressive performance of their historical repertoire, this episode is for you.

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  • How to teach these historical time periods.
  • Why does expressive performance matter?
  • Learning to choose pieces and repertoire for your students.
  • Baroque repertoire
  • Classical repertoire
  • Romantic repertoire

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Today’s Guest

TopCast275 - Teaching Expression in Intermediate Historical Repertoire with Janna Williamson

Janna Williamson is a highly sought-after teacher of students of all levels with two decades of professional teaching experience. She maintains a home studio in West Chicago and taught at the Wheaton Yamaha Music School from 2001-2020. She has been an MTNA Nationally Certified Teacher of Music since 2004 and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano performance. Janna enjoys performing solo or collaboratively and can be heard throughout the Chicago area on a regular basis.

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