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WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOPS

Kevin gives workshops around the country to music teachers and students on topics such as composing, creativity, improvisation, jazz piano basics, interpretation and artistry, and more.  Workshops can be in-person or online. To find out more about scheduling a workshop for your organization or studio, contact Kevin at kevin.olson@usu.edu 

Upcoming Workshops

  • Federated Music Teachers Association, Quad Cities, Iowa (Fall)

  • Kansas City Music Teachers Association (Fall)

  • Utah Music Teachers Association Conference (Fall)

  • Music Teachers National Association Conference (Spring 2021)

Recent Workshops

  • June 2020:  Meet the Composer Webinar, Piano Teaching Academy.

  • February 2020:  Masterclass and Presentations, "Artistic Rhetoric: Fluently and Persuasively Speaking the Language of Music", Southern Utah Piano Pedagogy Conference, St. George, Utah.

  • January 2020:  Masterclass, Utah State University Eastern; Price Utah.

  • October 2019:   Masterclass and Presentations, “Teaching and Retaining the Post-Millennial Student”, “Hands-on Jazz Basics”, “The Perfect Start and Beyond” “Integrating Improvisation in the Classical Piano Lesson”; Louisiana State Music Teachers Association Conference; Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

  • October 2019:  Presentation and Competition Judge, “Artistic Rhetoric: Fluently and Persuasively Speaking the Language of Music”, Eastern Idaho Music Teachers Association Sonatina Festival; Idaho Falls, Idaho.

  • July 2019:  Presentation, “Composition Starters”, St. Cecilia Summer Piano Camp; Grand Rapids, Michigan.

  • July 2019:  Presentation, “Using the Trivium Model to Coach Young Composers”, Texas Music Teachers Association Conference; Houston, Texas.

  • June 2019:  Presentation, “The Science of Creative Habits”, Festival for Creative Pianists; Denver, Colorado.

  • June 2019:  Masterclass and Presentations, “Artistic Rhetoric: Fluently and Persuasively Speaking the Language of Music”, “Hands-on Jazz Basics”; Iowa State Music Teachers Association Conference; Lamoni, Iowa.

  • May 2019:  Presentation, “Coaching Young Composers”, Sandy Music Teachers Association; Sandy, Utah.

  • May 2019:  Presentation, “Coaching Young Composers”, Bridgerland Music Teachers Association; Logan, Utah.

  • March 2019:  Showcases, The FJH Music Company and PianoMarvel; Music Teachers National Association Conference; Spokane, Washington.

  • February 2019:  Presentation, “Excursions in Creativity”, Kitsap Music Teachers Association; Kitsap, Washington.

  • Presentation, “Using the Trivium Model to Coach Young Composers”, Texas Music Teachers Association Conference; Houston, Texas.