MTNA Convention in Atlanta, GA

Robert making a brilliant point.  Probably.  Hopefully.

Robert making a brilliant point. Hopefully…

This year’s MTNA National Convention will be held in Atlanta, GA.

I’ll be presenting a Lecture/Discussion entitled: “Learning to Earning: FROM STUDENT TO PROFESSIONAL”, which will be held in the Roswell Room at the Westin Peachtree Plaza on this Saturday, March 28. We begin at 9:15 A.M.

Among the points I’ll be making is that we musicians need to elevate our own community from this funk in which we find ourselves, the self-pity, the self-deprecation. The so-called “Starving Artist” mentality has got to go. From performers to teachers, we are business-people, and we need to start acting like it.

And best wishes to those pianists participating in the National Piano Duo Competition! I see you have made it this far, which is very far indeed. I and my fellow judges are eager to experience your music-making on this Sunday.

Looking forward to meeting many of you.


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  • MyPrecious

    I wish I could be there to hear you speak. I know you will be “brilliant!” I hope they listen and take to heart the comments about acting like business men…and charging like them!

  • Leah Drees

    I look forward to your lecture this Saturday. Your experience in the field should make this an enjoyable and informative discussion.

  • Thank you for sharing your passion and expertise with us this morning. You were very inspirational. Thanks, Adrienne.

  • Hey Robert, I really enjoyed your speech. You made some points that really needed to be heard. It was nice meeting you as well.

  • Found you at Venus Artists site. Met them last year.
    Your MTNA Topic sounds great! Wish I could’ve been there to hear/see it.
    Is it online anywhere? Youtube?
    This is a subject of importance to me also. Thanks for bringing it to the conference!
    Best wishes,