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2018 AKTA Conference

at St. John United Methodist Church, Anchorage

with featured presenter:

Craig Sale, Pianist and Educator

Sample Sessions:

Rhythm 9-1-1: Help! I Can’t Find a Pulse! Guiding Students to Successful Performance Shifting the Focus: Student-centered learning Concept Preparation – the Missing Link Judgment Day: Preparing to Judge and to Be Judged

Our local presenters

Dr. Mari Hahn, Alexander Technique Dr. John Lutterman, Baroque Era Specialist David Chiu, Piano Technician

All music teachers are welcome!

Questions? Contact Dean Epperson <> or Gretchen Thomas <>


Conference registration fees for members: $150 2-day early registration, due July 15th $200 2-day at the door $80 1-day early registration, due July 15th $100 1-day at the door

Registration fees for non-members: $175 2-day early registration $225 2-day at the door $105 1-day early registration $125 1-day at the door

Student rate for high school or college students: $50 2-day both early registration or at the door $25 1-day both early registration or at the door

Registration form downloadable here

About our Featured Presenter:

Craig Sale, of Tucson, AZ, is a pianist, teacher, workshop clinician, author and editor. For thirty years he served as Director of the Preparatory and Community Piano Program at Concordia University Chicago, where he created a Certificate in Piano Pedagogy curriculum and taught the university courses in piano pedagogy. He is a frequent adjudicator at contests and festivals for piano students.

Mr. Sale served as editor for the highly praised book, The Success Factor in Piano Teaching by Elvina Pearce ( He has been Associate Editor for Clavier Companion magazine since 2000 and is currently the Interim Senior Editor. He is the co-author of The Music Tree: Activities 3 and The Music Tree: Activities 4 (published by Alfred Publishing Co) and is an Educational Consultant for the Frances Clark Library for Piano Students. He has presented master classes and workshops for piano teachers across the United States, including presentations at MTNA and the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy.

Mr. Sale holds a B. Mus. degree in piano performance from Northwestern University where he studied piano with Donald Isaak, a M. Mus. degree in piano performance from the University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign where he studied piano with Ian Hobson and piano pedagogy with James Lyke, and a Professional Teaching Certificate from the New School for Music Study where he studied piano pedagogy with Frances Clark and Louise Goss. For many years he coached with pianist Annie Marchand Sherter.

Mr. Sale serves on the Board of Trustees for the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy. He is a member of Tucson Music Teachers Association, Arizona Music Teachers Association, and MTNA.

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