Summer piano pedagogy workshop registration is open!newspaper-boy

When: July 19 – 22, 2017, 8am – 5pm

Location: Colorado Christian University near Denver, Colorado.

What: At 88 Creative Keys workshops, we teach teachers to improvise, use technology, lead off-bench activities, direct group teaching, and acquire updated business skills with today’s leading pedagogues.

Who: We are excited to announce our extra special guests for this year’s workshop. They will join us in providing a four-day immersion into THE trending topics that are grabbing the attention of today’s piano teachers:

Why: All of us are passionate about helping you make your successful 21st-century studio a reality. Our 2017 plans are taking shape and we can’t wait to share more details in future newsletters.

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2017 Teacher Lineup

This year’s workshop is divided into two sections, each with it’s own tuition. Discounts are available for those who wish to attend both.

1. Keyboard Creativity

Wednesday through Friday, July 19 – 21, 8am – 5pm

You can attend just either workshop or both.

Tim Topham

Tim Topham is an internationally-renowned music educator, piano teacher, writer and presenter who will share his imaginative and tech-savvy teaching tips and ideas that promise higher student engagement and retention.

Bradley Sowash

Bradley Sowash is a jazz-trained pianist, and educator specializing in improvisation who also speaks the language of traditional piano pedagogy. He will emphasize how to integrate creativity into traditional lessons through the mindset of a jazz musician.

Leila Viss

Leila Viss is a classically-trained pianist, organist and innovative owner of a tech-savvy, creative-based piano studio who enjoys arranging and improvising. She will be sharing a host of dynamic on-and-off-the-bench activities that inspire and engage students and will set your studio apart.


2. Studio Business Day

You can attend just either workshop or both.

Music Mentor Group

All day Saturday, July 22

Day four of the workshop will focus on strategies for attracting and retaining engaged and dedicated students.


I have implemented so many wonderful ideas from the 88 Creative Keys Workshop I attended last year. My studio has gained a great deal of improvement with improvisation, creativity and technology. Thank you for the continuous stream of insight and creativity you share with all of us….you help to keep teachers motivated and fresh. I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate your hard work and efforts. – Andrea (2014)

Refund Policy
Because we are a small, boutique workshop, each student has a big impact on our planning and budget i.e. how many pianos to provide, how many meals to prepare… However, we also understand that unforeseen circumstances may prevent a paid registrant from attending the workshop. So we are happy to offer a full refund minus a $50 processing fee provided we receive an email notifying us of the necessity to cancel on or before July 1, 2017. No refunds will be offered after this date.