Mission - Goals - Schedule



RPPF-Mini Mission and Purpose


Our objective is to help you make a successful and profitable transition

from student to pedagogue-performer.

Anyone who has a teaching/performing career will confirm that competition for employment is fierce.

RPPF-Mini is an intense seminar for those who really want a life-long career in music.

Our focus on individual career components will help you create a unique and strong skill-set in order to reach your goals.

Mini is tuition-free!



For many years Professor Emerita of Piano Rebecca Penneys taught Transition from Student to Teacher, an elective course at the Eastman School of Music. It was very popular as well as tremendously valuable and interesting. After years of being on the student or receiving end, graduating pianists suddenly needed to learn to give back, mentor successfully, and communicate clearly with an audience, student, or potential employer. RPPF-Mini is the continuation of that ESM course. No one wakes up one day and miraculously has a winning cover letter, refined resume, or the ability to sparkle during an interview. The expertise necessary to capture one's dream job is acquired. Fortunately, all of these skills can be learned the same way we learn to play piano, by practicing!



2018 Mentors - Coaches


Rebecca Penneys, Professor Emerita Eastman School of Music

James Douthhit, Dean, Hayes School of Music, Appalachian State University

Karen Bryan, Director, University of South Florida School of Music

Eunmi Ko, Aisstant Professor, University of South Florida

Tabitha Columbare, Assistant Director Off-Site RPPF

Yueun Kim, Coordinator of Student Services, RPPF

Jeffery Watson, Assistant Director On-Site, RPPF



Goals: What training will cover


CV Resume Telephone interview
Cover Letter Live interview
References Lesson/Masterclass
Recordings Lecture Presentation
Audition & Marketing Follow-up
Professional Philosophy Negotiation


What you will take away from RPPF-Mini


Professional resume & cover letter Video of your interview
Experience in the total application process Video of your teaching
Coaching for successful master class/lessons Video of your presentation
Tips for any lecture performance Contract negotiation tips


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