Workshop and Master Class with Dr. Jane Magrath

Workshops and Master Class
with Dr. Jane Magrath

The Ohio State University School of Music keyboard area ( and the Ohio Music Teachers Association–Central East District welcome piano pedagogue and author Jane Magrath to Columbus, Friday and Saturday, September 27-28. Members, non-members and students are invited to join us for these inspiring sessions at Graves Piano & Organ Company, 5798 Karl Rd, Columbus, OH 43229 (at Rt. 161 and Karl Road). Free Admission.

Friday, Sept. 27
9:30–10 a.m.
“Meet and greet” with coffee and donuts

10:00–11:00 a.m.
Workshop Session 1: Classical Piano Teaching Literature: Outside the Box
The purpose of this session is to enrich literature possibilities to keep the student feeling engaged and motivated. Works will be discussed by level and period.

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Workshop Session 2: Motivation in Piano Study and Performance
A look at the subject of motivation. Subtopics include mindsets, competency and motivation, how to give feedback, perils of over-praising, and the importance of having fun. Video segments illuminate the discussion.

12:40 p.m.
Lunch on your own following the workshop
Le Chatelaine, 627 High Street, Worthington 43085

Saturday, Sept. 28 – Master Class
Date and Time
Saturday, September 28, 2019 – 10 am to 1 pm
Graves Piano & Organ Company Recital Hall
$25.00 for students of OhioMTA member
$50.00 for students of non-members
Audience admission is free.

Application Procedure and Deadline
Dr. Magrath will work with up to six students; decisions are made upon the order of application and the number of students submitted per teacher.
Step 1
The following information MUST be received by Sunday, September 15th, 2019 Sunday, September 22, 2019 (deadline has been extended) to Dr. Fan Zhang at in order to participate the master class.
-Name and age of the student
-Title, composer, and length of the repertoire
-Teacher’s name, phone number and/or e-mail address

Step 2
Teachers/Students who are selected for the master class will receive confirmation emails from Dr. Zhang, then send a check (payable to Ohio MTA) to:
Dr. Fan Zhang
Capital University, Conservatory of Music
1 College and Main
Columbus, OH 43209

Jane Magrath is well known as an author, clinician, and pianist. Her book The Pianist’s Guide to Standard Teaching and Performance Literature has become a classic reference work for pianists throughout the country, and Magrath’s work in the area of the standard classical teaching literature has been central to the current revival of interest in this music throughout the U.S. She currently has more than forty volumes published with Alfred Music, and her music editions are used widely throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Dr. Magrath is frequently in demand as a clinician and teacher, and has performed and given presentations in over forty-five states and on three continents. Her workshops and master classes have drawn international acclaim. Magrath has served as Piano Coordinator for National Conferences of Music Teachers National Association and given presentations at MTNA National Conferences, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, the European Piano Teachers Association Conference, the International Society for Music Education, and at many state MTNA conferences. Her articles have appeared in Keyboard Companion, Clavier, and The American Music Teacher, among others. For many years she contributed New Music Reviews to Clavier and the column Polyphony to The American Music Teacher. Later her column Musings appeared regularly in Clavier Companion. Since 2011, Magrath has served as Director of the Classical Music Festival Piano Seminar in Eisenstadt, Austria.

Magrath was the first recipient of the MTNA/Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award for Outstanding Contribution to Piano Pedagogy. Recently she was inducted into the Oklahoma Heritage Higher Education Hall of Fame. In 2019 she was honored with the MTNA Achievement Award, MTNA’s highest honor, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Conference for Keyboard Pedagogy.

A native of South Carolina, Magrath received her education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and at Wesleyan College, and was the first person to receive the DM in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Northwestern University. At the University of Oklahoma where she is on the faculty Magrath was named Regents’ Professor and Rothbaum Presidential Professor in the Arts and also held the Grant Endowed Chair in Piano Pedagogy. From 1995 until 2018 she served as Director of Piano Pedagogy at OU. Her students have been placed in university and college teaching positions throughout the country as well as in many independent piano studios.


Updated September 13, 2019