Dr. Paul Wirth – Resources


 

If you have any questions concerning the competitions below, feel free to talk to Dr. Wirth at your next lesson or contact his assistant, Tanya Rupp at: trupp@wirthcenter.org

If you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive registration reminders about any of the following competitions/exams please email the following info to trupp@wirthcenter.org

  1. Parent Name
  2. Student FULL Name
  3. Student age/grade/birthdate
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  5. Phone number
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  7. Competitions/exams that you are interested in (NOTE: You will receive notifications ONLY for the competitions that you list under #7.)

 

MTNA YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION

 

MMTA THEORY EXAMS

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FROM THE TOP JACK KENT COOKE AWARD

 

YOUNG ARTS SCHOLARSHIP

 

MINNETONKA YOUNG ARTIST SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

 

SPPTA CONCERTO COMPETITION

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RISING STARS COMPETITION

 

FMO YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION

 

MMTA PIANO CONTEST

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FEDERATION GOLD CUP FESTIVAL

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MMTA YOUNG ARTISTS CONTEST

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MOZART PIANO CONCERTO COMPETITION

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THURSDAY MUSICAL COMPETITION

Testimonials

“After seeing your last presentation, the technical ideas, and the ways you motivate your students re-energized my teaching. My students are playing more freely and with better dynamic control, and it has been exciting for us all! Thank you so much for your insight and willingness to share it with others….”

 

–Nancy Bachus
Pianist, Teacher, Editor and author of the Alfred “Spirit” Series

 

“Paul Wirth’s exceptional results with his students are well documented by their outstanding achievements in competitions, auditions, solo recitals, and orchestral appearances. At the 2007 National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, Dr. Wirth’s two presentations of gravity-based technique brought enthusiastic response from the audience. This GRAVI-DVD was made primarily in preparation for those presentations. Dr. Wirth’s logical approach and his well-articulated explanations render these concepts easily understandable and most helpful to all piano teachers. The examples of student performances are highly impressive.”

 

–Marvin Blickenstaff
The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy

 

“I just can’t be complimentary enough about it.  It’s lucid as can be, it’s convincing, it’s beautifully constructed, there isn’t one wasted word, and the demonstrations all along the way are just excellent …. Paul Wirth is masterful, and the perfect person to be putting this pedagogy down into a concrete form. I also think that someone can actually learn to do this method by watching the DVD.  I never thought that it would be possible without a lot of close, careful, personal training – but the Gravi-DVD is so clear and logical and appealing, that I’ve changed my mind.”

 

–Hans Boepple
Pianist/Teacher of Young Artists, Santa Clara University, CA

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The Gravi-DVD

Most recently a highlight of the 2007 National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy in Chicago, Dr. Paul Wirth’s presentation on piano technique is now spreading across the country as piano teachers finally have an effective method of making piano playing easy and understandable for their students.

With 26 years of experience teaching young artists at the pre-college level, Dr. Paul Wirth first explains, and then demonstrates the teaching of his successful “Gravity Based Piano Technique.”

Clearly and in great detail, his step-by-step method of teaching students the art of piano technique is revealed in this 90 minute DVD. Joined by 8-year old student Serena Lu, the joy of teaching is evident throughout the teaching demonstration, as advanced concepts – “the most technically freeing skills any pianist can learn” – are applied to the pre-college age group. This is a “must view” for any teacher of advancing young piano students!