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Mark O'Connor Teacher Training Workshop 2012
Teaching your students Creativity with the O'Connor Method
Grammy-winning and multi-Platinum artist Mark O'Connor Teacher Training Workshop at the Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts August 24-26
Friday August 24th - 5-8pm; Saturday August 25th - 8am-6pm; Sunday August 26th - 9am-2pm
Earn Your Certification as an O'Connor Method Teacher
The Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts is pleased to offer a three-day workshop: 15 hours of intensive and fun classwork just in time for your Fall studio. Taught by vetern teacher Pam Wiley, the workshop will include method books, CDs and materials, one session taught by Mark O'Connor himself as well as a free ticket to Mark's performance Saturday at The Ark. At the end of the workshop, you'll earn certification to teach the O'Connor Method and join the ranks of hundreds of O'Connor-certified teachers around the US.


For information, registration and tuition payments, contact:
Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts
Bonnie Lyn Paige ([email protected]) or
Anne Berquist ([email protected]) phone: 734.213.2000
SHAR Music Ann Arbor Showroom
2465 S. Industrial, Ann Arbor, MI 734.665.7885
Mark O'Connor American Classics CD
Mark O'Connor Participants
"...with Mark, there's so little impedance between what comes out and what he's actually thinking. That's one of the qualities that floors people. It's his pure thinking.  It just comes out." - Yo-Yo Ma ; "I have the deepest respect for you and what you are trying to achieve on behalf of American Music. You are a national treasure." - Wynton Marsalis
Mark O'Connor Participants
A note to teachers from Mark O'Connor:
"A teacher using The O'Connor Method will not need to know an extensive amount about improvisation and/or composition to be successful in instilling, nuturing and engendering creativity. Being able to recognize the roots of creativity and to point them out along the way is the intended goal for teachers using this Method. As shown in the "20 Points" guide, The O'Connor Method books and the artistic messages contained within them provide the necessary creative building blocks in a natural way, easily grasped and internalized by students and taechers alike."
Pam Wiley About Your Teacher,
Pamela Wiley

Pamela Wiley holds degrees from Carleton College in Minnesota and The American University in Washington, D.C. For the past 30 years, she maintained a private studio and directed a performing Suzuki Violin Group in Harrisburg, PA. Ms. Wiley has written several articles for the National Suzuki Journal. She is currently a contracted member of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra and the Beaufort Symphony Orchestra.
"I attended your teacher training in Miami and wanted to let you know how much my students have been enjoying the songs in your method books. It was also the most wonderful and painless approach into low 2 territory that I have ever experienced. Their parents enjoy the music too and are impressed how it makes their child to want t practice all on their own." - Margaret Montalvo Trunk, Ft. Myers, FL ; Read Ashlely Liberty's blog about the O'Connor Method
Mark O'Connor About Mark O'Connor

Mark O'Connor is an American violinist/fiddler, composer, music teacher and author. His music, ranging from classical to jazz to folk music, is wide-ranging and critically acclaimed. Mark's accomplishments include Grammy awards, CMA awards, national competition wins, two million solo albums sold, performances in the greatest concert halls around the world, and collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis and other leading musicians. He is also an eloquent spokesman for the role of the arts in society and a keen observer of the evolution of the music business. Mr. O'Connor is a record label owner and producer, owner of his publishing company, ensemble and band leader, and music camp director. He is widely regarded as the preeminent exponent of American Music.

Mark O'Connor in Concert at The Ark Saturday, August 25th at 8pm

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Click here to read about the Eight Principles of the O'Connor Method

Click here to read Mark O'Connor's Twenty Points of Creativity

Click here for a recent interview with WBUR Radio Boston

Click here for more information about The Ann Arbor School of the Performing Arts

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"The "right-brainers" are the future of not only musical development in America and elsewhere in the world, but of other work environments too as the information age and the conceptual age begin to intertwine." - Mark O'Connor