October 16, 2018


In Person Workshop!

Friday, April 29, 2022, 10am

Christian Reformed Church, 12 Gate Ave, St. Albert
You may also choose to join us by Zoom.

Dale Wheeler:

It’s a Numbers Game: Developing Artistic Counting

  • as students advance we teach higher-level concepts of phrasing, fingering, pedaling, etc. but do we teach them artistic counting beyond simply “naming beats?”
  • topics examined in this presentation include: Avoiding the Tyranny of the Downbeat, When to Ignore the Barline, Musical Time vs. Clock Time, Counting Like a Dancer, Naming vs. Numbering Beats, The Pros and Cons of Counting Aloud. 
  • score excerpts and musical examples, both live and recorded, drawn from the standard repertoire will be used to illustrate the various points.

After teaching at the post-secondary level for over thirty years Dr. Dale Wheeler is now enjoying life as an independent musician. He maintains a small private studio in Red Deer and is a senior examiner, clinician, and consultant for The Royal Conservatory of Music and RCM Publishing. He holds the doctorate in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Oklahoma as well as degrees and diplomas from the University of Saskatchewan and Trinity College of Music, London. Dr. Wheeler has appeared as a recitalist, accompanist, adjudicator, and lecturer from coast to coast in Canada and throughout the U.S. He has presented at major conferences throughout North America and Europe, the most recent being the International Society for Music Education 2018 in Baku, Azerbaijan. He has served as president of both the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra and the Alberta Piano Teachers Association.

FREE for all members of SAPTA.
non-members: $10 send an e-transfer to sapta@stalbertpiano.com

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