Piano Connect is a unique training experience that will leave you feeling inspired, connected, and ready to grow your creative skills at the piano. Together, we will cultivate creative freedom and a lifelong love of music making, for yourself and for your students.

Piano Connect offers a highly impactful, interactive, and communal experience where everyone can gather together on Zoom at the same time (no decisions to make about which sessions to attend~ simply two days  full of incredible classes and performances).

You will learn about basic composition, improvisation, tools for teaching creative, non-classical activities that may be outside of your comfort zone, and improvising off of gorgeous rote pieces. And we will connect through delicious recipes shared by musician food blogger Sarah Jane Kenner!

On Day 3, you will have the privilege of learning how to take action and put what you have learned into motion, led by musician’s coach and productivity expert Sarah Whitney.  In the evening, enjoy a beautiful vocal concert by Kevin Helppie, life-long childhood friend of Forrest Kinney. He will perform works that he composed alongside Forrest.  Not to be missed!

While we can’t be together in person, we can gather virtually in real time, guided by some of the most well loved teachers in the field of creative piano pedagogy!  Let’s take a moment and acknowledge how lucky we are to gather all around the world and learn directly from such an incredible team of creative piano educators.

Piano Connect is all about joy and connection- connecting pianists to the music they are creating, and connecting teachers to students through engaging activities. Participants will leave each session with some action steps that they can implement in their very next lesson, and for their own creative exploration.