Deborah Rambo Sinn has given presentations to dozens of piano teacher groups throughout the United States, both live and via webinars, including state and regional conferences and to local MTNA groups. 

In July 2017, she presented "What Lies Beneath" at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP).

In 2013, she presented "The Truth about Small Hands" at the National Conference for MTNA (Music Teachers National Association). 

She was recently chosen to speak on "Technology: the Good, the Bad, and the Ethical" for the 2018 MTNA National Conference.


"Many said you were the highlight of the entire (national) conference. You are an extraordinary true educator as well as an all-around entertainer." P.M., Conference Organizer, MTNA

"Conducted with wisdom and wit, Deborah Rambo Sinn's presentation, "The Truth about Small Hands", gave us practical, musical applications to solve pianistic issues with our students." Andrea Doyle, Vice President Pittsburgh Piano Teachers Association

"Thank you for coming to Penn State University. I loved your presentation and have already using some of your suggestions!" W. B., piano teacher, Central Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association

The Artist Prepares: A lecture for Non-Musicians about the Mind of a Musician

Fun and Informative

With animated presentations and rapid-fire wit, Deborah Rambo Sinn has brought concepts of music interpretation and technique to life for music teachers across the country. She has spoken to small MTNA chapters and at state and national conferences as well as to non-musicians struggling to understand how musicians think. Most of her talks derive from her keen insight into interpretation at the piano. However, her most popular talk to date has been "The Truth about Small Hands." 

Sample Topics

The Truth about Small Hands

Is it just more screen time? Smart use of Technology in the Studio

Practical Interpretation: What your teacher never taught you

What Lies Beneath: What about that bass?

The Balancing Act: First steps in becoming an excellent collaborator

Bach or Rach: Musical Interpretation Reimagined (for musicians and non-musicians)