Mario Ajero: Using Technology to Go Beyond Note-Reading
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Dr. Mario Ajero, internationally recognized authority in incorporating technology in piano pedagogy, speaks about some ways that piano teachers can broaden the focus of their lessons to teach without an over-reliance on note-reading. He also addresses some ways that technology can help to that effect. Topics discussed include learning by video, rote teaching, playing by ear, Piano Maestro, pop music pedagogy, and Home Concert Xtreme.
TTTV053: Taking Your Online Lessons to the Next Level with Mario Ajero
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Thanks for reading TTTV053: Taking Your Online Lessons to the Next Level with Mario Ajero from Top Music Co. This week on the podcast we’re talking next level online lessons with Mr. Technology himself, Mario Ajero. If you’re ready to make your online lessons even more effective with some super clever tech, Mario’s your guy. Mario was a pioneer in the early days of music teaching technology. He has tried and tested the best […] The post TTTV053: Taking Your Online Lessons to the Next Level with Mario Ajero appeared first on Top Music Co - Supporting Creative Music Teaching.
Mario Ajero is Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy and Coordinator of Class Piano at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He also hosts The Piano Podcast. He was in Denver this week for the Music Teachers National Association conference, which gave us a chance to meet for the first time in person after two years of knowing each other on the Internet. In this interview, he talks about how he uses technology to advance the role of music in people's lives, especially related to the piano. He also describes a beta evaluation he's doing for a new product making it possible to teach piano via the Internet. After the interview, Mario took me to a performance by famed pianist Lang Lang at Trinity Methodist Church, which was incredibly great.I first came across Mario's music when I was looking for something to go with this video podcast from Maine nearly two years ago, and I returned to him again for this one.Music for this episode is Mario playing Robert Schumann's Piano Novellette in D Major, courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network.