NPP Master Class

The Non-Pro Players Committee is responsible for selection and recommendation of the Non-Pro Players Master Class pedagogue. The Non-Pro Player Master Class concept is to give a class where instead of lecturing on a topic, the pedagogue asks selected players to play in front of the attendees while the pedagogue notes the good and bad aspects, makes suggestions, etc.  In other words, presents a master class where the performers are not students, but “Comeback Players” or “Non-Pro Players”.

Previous ITG Conference Non-Pro Players Master Classes:

2022 San Antonio, Texas – Ryan Gardner – Enjoy and Improve

With a warm, welcoming approach, Dr. Ryan Gardner invited attendees of his morning masterclass to play for him— a scale, warmup, etude, or anything they wanted to play. With each of the volunteers, he exemplified the qualities that we know make him an impactful teacher. In his teaching, he led with questions and curiosity with an emphasis on embracing the positives. Within that positive framework, he still caught on to opportunities for improvement and addressed them immediately. Each of the players demonstrated significant improvement in just a short time working with him. He engaged not only the learners, but also the entire audience so that each person was able to walk away feeling inspired and empowered. (Brianne Borden)

2021 Virtual ITG Conference – Anne McNamara

2019 Miami, Florida – Brian Shaw

2018 San Antonio, Texas – John Irish

2017 Hershey, Pennsylvania – Judith Saxton -  Alexander Technique / Alexander Technique Resources

2016 Anaheim, California – Jason Bergman

2015 Columbus, Ohio – Jeff Piper

2014 Valley Forge, Pennsylvania – Tina Erickson

2013 Grand Rapids, Michigan – Jim Olcott, From the Heart

2012 Columbus, Georgia – Bill Pfund


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