Lectures & Workshops

A popular, experienced and dynamic speaker, Jody Graves offers a wide array of presentations. Her topics range from developing artistry in music, to uncovering and creating artistry in life. Topics are not limited to the music field, as businesses and corporate events have hired her to speak on such concepts as “Make the Art of Your Work, A Work of Art”. For bookings and fees please send inquiries through the contact page. A sample listing of recent engagements are listed below. For full list of lecture/workshop topics see Workshop & Lecture Topics.

June 27, 2011
WSMTA State Conference – Pasco, WA
Music Transcends Middle East Conflict – One Note at a Time

March 28, 2011
MTNA National Conference – Milwaukee, WI
Music Transcends Middle East Conflict – One Note at a Time

February 19, 2011
KAMTA – Kalispel, MT
Mastery – How Do We Foster the Process Leading to Artistic Delivery?

December 1, 2010
KMTA – Gig Harbor, WA
Is There Life After Für Elise?

November 22, 2010
EMTA – Bellevue, WA
The Heart of Performance

October 9, 2010
District I & II WSMTA Fall Conference – Marysville, WA
Training the Pre-College Accompanist-Specific Training Tools

April 2010
Edward Said Conservatory of Music – Jerusalem, Ramallah
Master Classes in Western Pianism

Summers 1992 – Present
Holy Names Music Center – Spokane, WA
Guest Artist and Master Class teacher for week-long summer piano workshop. Conduct daily sessions for performers on technique, style and interpretation.

January 2010
Spokane MTA
The Keys to Mastery

January 2010
Whidbey Island MTA
The MacDowell Etudes

October, 2009
Kitsap MTA – Poulsbo, WA
Pre-CollegeChamber Music

August 2009
National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy – Chicago, IL
Pre-College Chamber Music

June 2009
Washington State Music Teachers Conference – Yakima, WA
Pre-College Chamber Music

November 2008
Western Washington University – Bellingham, WA
The Heart of Performance

July 2008
Eastman School of Music – Rochester, NY
Plays Well With Others – 3-day professional workshop. Served as co-director and founder of this Summer Institute.

April, 2008
Trinity University – San Antonio, TX
Refreshing the Spirit of the Musician

November 2007
Omak MTA – Omak, WA
Teaching the Spirit of Musicianship

October 2007
Mt. Rainier Puyallup MTA – Sumner, WA
Is There Life After Fur Elise?

September 2007
Eastman School of Music – Rochester, NY
Guest Artist Lecturer
An American Pianist in the Persian Gulf
Artistic Spirit = Artistic Career
The Road To Artistic Teaching

June 2007
WSMTA State Conference – Pullman, WA
An American Pianist in the Middle East

April 2007
San Antonio MTA – San Antonio, TX
An American Pianist in the Middle East
Make the Art of Your Work A Work of Art

April 2007
North Idaho MTA – Coeur d’Alene, ID
An American Pianist in the Middle East

October 2006
EMTA District Conference – Marysville, WA
Make the Art of Your Work A Work of Art

September 2006
KAMTA District Conference – Kalispell, MT
Multiple Topics, including, Is There Life After Fur Elise?

March 2006>
ASTA National Conference – Kansas City, MO
The Sapphire Trio – A Legacy in Chamber Music

February 2006
Armstrong State University – Savannah, GA
Various workshops – The Business of Music and Pre-College Pedagogy

October 2005
Bellingham MTA – Bellingham, WA
Over the Barline and Through the Notes