In addition to Chad’s performing activities, he often is asked to give masterclasses or workshops to piano students and teachers.
He is also keen to incorporate outreach and masterclasses when he travels for a recital.
Below is a list of recent workshops Chad has presented in music schools across the country.
Please contact us to see about scheduling Chad for a program at your College or University music department or Community Music School.
How to Practice
Chad works with students in this workshop on effective practice techniques both at and
away from the keyboard. Topics covered include memorization and visualization techniques,
as well as ways to tackle and conquer even the most perilous passagework!
Workshop for Piano Teachers - “Nurturing a Competitor”
In this presentation, Chad relays tips and techniques to piano teachers for working with
students who are especially talented and motivated, and offers advice not only for guiding the growth of a
pianist, but also a musician.
Memorization and Performance Tips and Techniques
Here Chad relays his experience as a performer to offer pointers to students and teachers on how to effectively
memorize a piece of music so that it is solid and reliable. He also touches on topics such as stage presence,
communication with the audience, and how to relay your musical message in an effective way.
Masterclasses for Piano Students
Chad also routinely gives traditional masterclasses, often times incorporating some tips from the above workshops.
Presentations for School-Aged Children
These special sessions can be catered specifically to your audience or class size. Topics can include music and keyboard
appreciation, exposure to child-friendly classical music, and fun games to instill a love of music.