July 7-9

Piano Sensei Studio

2113 Beechmont Ave

Cincinnati Ohio 45230

July 7-9

Piano Sensei Studio

2113 Beechmont Ave

Cincinnati Ohio 45230

About CTC

CTC is a radical retreat to recharge and reinvigorate your teaching! We are pushing the boundaries of piano pedagogy and encouraging teachers to think outside-the-box. Topics include: 

  • improvisation
  • composition
  • movement
  • student-led learning
  • pop & contemporary music 
  • playing by ear
  • chords
  • playing for silent films
  • other “outside-the-box” approaches

Sessions include presentations, interactive workshops, discussions, teaching demonstrations, repertoire showcases, and performances. 

You will have not one, not two, but three featured presenters at this event!

Christopher Oill

– an internationally renowned composer, pianist, and pedagogue with a Masters in Performance and Pedagogy. He composes for FJH, assists in production for the Faber Piano Adventures, and owns the Oill Piano Universe.

Chris creates compositions for his students and for the community at large. He also coaches teachers on how to compose and how to teach composition!

Tony Parlapiano

– a piano instructor and creator of popMATICS, a unique concept-based music curriculum. Tony resides in Massachusetts and carries a copy of his birth certificate to prove that’s his real name!

Tony never took piano lessons as a child! His unique perspective allows him to relate to today’s student. He prides himself at being the “penultimate stop for students with a one-way ticket to never playing the piano again!”

Clinton Pratt

– owns a multi-teacher piano studio in Cincinnati Ohio, is an RCM Examiner, serves on several boards and committees, and has presented over 40 teacher workshops at local, state, and national conferences.

Clinton can’t get enough of outside-the-box approaches and constantly uses improvisation, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, games, and creative “recitals” in his studio.

Join us for 3 days of exciting workshops, teaching demonstrations, & networking in-person!









July 7


2:00pm welcome

  • afternoon sessions
  • teaching demonstration
  • VIP dinner or dinner on your own
  • evening session/performance

July 8


9:00am sessions start

  • workshops all day
  • catered lunch
  • evening event and jam session!

July 9


10:00am start

  • workshops in the morning
  • lunch & discussion forum
  • teaching demonstration
  • 3:00pm send-off!

Registration opens March 2024!

Nearby Accommodations

AirBnb in the area

(click to see available stays)

Best Western Premier Mariemont

(13 minute drive; 6 miles)

Courtyard Marriott

(15 minute drive; 6 miles)

Red Roof Inn Cincinnati East

(15 minute drive; 5 miles)

Hampton Inn & Suites Wilder

(16 minute drive; 9 miles)