Description: Learn how to harness the power of technology to give young pianists the skills necessary to perform with other musicians. Whether your students have an acoustic piano, digital piano, computer, or iPad, attendees will discover something new to enhance their students` performances and make them better listeners. Teachers will learn simple ways to connect with students outside of the studio including long-distance and online teaching delivery methods.
Bio: Internationally recognized as an authority in incorporating technology in piano pedagogy and music education, Dr. Mario Ajero is frequently sought as a presenter for conferences around the world. His engagements include being a keynote presenter at the Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference and a featured presenter at the Summer Summit at the Royal Conservatory of Music. His TEDx talk “Unreal Music Making Experiences with Technology” features a performance by his award-winning son and piano student, Antonio “Nio” Ajero. He has authored articles for Clavier Companion and American Music Teacher and has presented at the MTNA National Conference and National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. Dr. Ajero is Professor of Piano at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX where he also serves as the Keyboard Area Coordinator.
Mario Ajero, Ph.D., NCTM
Professor of Piano Pedagogy
Keyboard Area Coordinator
Stephen F. Austin State University