Inspirational Presentations and Workshops
Tuning into New Creative Channels for the Changing World
What is the most in-demand workplace skill, necessary for business professionals and leaders to master today? Creativity! Yet most of us lose it in our childhood, and need it most in our adulthood.
In this high-energy program, audience members learn four insider keys to strengthen their creativity and leave inspired and energized.
Tips and Tricks from the Magic Hat!
This extremely popular workshop brings to you 38 tips and tricks created by Yelena during over 30 years of performing and teaching experience.
You will discover:
* 19 tips on how to make your performance come to life and shine, capture your audiences’ attention
* 19 tips on productive practice and solving physical and mental difficulties
Creative Ways to Get Your Students to Practice
How do you motivate students to practice?
Why is practice the hardest part of learning a new skill?
When and how do we teach and learn practice skills?
This insightful workshop offers an unconventional approach with a creative twist on practicing - for all levels and ages of students and general audiences. Practice skills and life skills necessary for everyone to succeed. The concept: You only need to practice on the days you eat!
How to Have Well-Rounded Healthy Technique
Learn how you can have it all: Flawless technique; Artistry; Musicianship; and Command of your instrument. This program is beneficial for all levels of teaching and performing, and pianists with former or current injuries.
The Art of an Etude
Like a short story, an Etude focuses on one side of a character, a technical problem of an Etude, but explores it from any possible angle. The importance of teaching Etudes is impossible to overestimate.
In this workshop you learn:
* how to select the Etude that best meets your student’s or your needs
* how to make the best out of it, and
* how to present it as an artistic showstopper.
Artistry and Technique from the Start
When and how do we start teaching technique and artistry?
Is it too early? Or are we already late?
Those and many other questions are answered extensively in this workshop, illustrated with selections from the early beginner’s repertoire and video clips of young students performing.
The Power to Be Nervous!
After many years of suffering from performance anxiety and stage fright, the presenter is happy to share 11 tips on how to work through it and use it to your benefit. This delightfully entertaining and very useful workshop will change your prospective and make you want to perform more!
The workshop covers in detail how to prepare your students for competitions, recitals, and adjudications.
This workshop applies to general audiences to inspire and motivate to take on new challenges and overcome the fear of failure.
The New MTNA Certification is for YOU!
Understand the certification process navigating the “underwater rocks” step-by-step. This session provides you tools for a successful completion of the certification requirements. Yelena brings her signature humor to this inspiring and insightful “how-to” presentation.