Professor Clarfield will share her ever-evolving teaching strategies and philosophies. New and experienced teachers will acquire new ideas and reinforce existing ones with a variety of suggestions – technical, musical, psychological and philosophical – encompassing the entire alphabet, from A to Z!
Keeping the Spark Alive after 50 Years and Still Learning: Pedagogical Tips from A to Z
Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield, Professor and Head of the Piano Division at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, is a nationally recognized performer, clinician and author. She has presented workshops, lecture-recitals and masterclasses in over 150 cities in 40 states across North America, including many presentations at State and National MTNA Conferences and other prestigious conferences and festivals. Professor Clarfield has written 22 books that are published by Alfred Publishing Co. She is the subject of the documentary Take a Bow: the Ingrid Clarfield Story.
Ms. Clarfield maintains a private studio. Her pre-college students have won numerous awards in state, national, and international competitions resulting in performances in such venues as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Kennedy Center, Merkin Concert Hall, Steinway Hall, and several concert halls in Beijing. In 2006, Professor Clarfield was named an MTNA Foundation Fellow. In 2009 she was the 1st recipient of the NJMTA Teacher of the Year award, and in 2012 she was awarded the prestigious MTNA Teacher of the Year. In 2015 she received the NCKP Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2017 she received the first ever Jacobs Music Steinway Al C. Rinaldi Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2018, the Music Educators Association of NJ also awarded her their Lifetime Achievement Award.