Regular Meeting Schedule: 2nd Tuesday of the month 8:30am: Board Meeting 9am: Coffee & Conversation 9:30am: General Meeting 10-11am: Program Presentation Meetings are held in the Graner Recital Hall at Graner Music unless noted otherwise: 4460 Barnes Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80917. Please show your support to Graner Music by browsing their music, books, metronomes, pianos, and more, and by sending your students there.
Cancellation Policy: If School District 11 and/or District 20 cancel school, PPMTA meetings or activities scheduled for that day will be cancelled.
COMING UP NEXT!
May 14, 2019: Our Spring Year-End Potluck Brunch will be hosted by Dee Boatman, at 19335 Rim of the World, Monument, CO 80132. We ask that you bring a yummy brunch item to share. Coffee, juice, and paper supplies will be provided. Please RSVP to VP Programs, Dr. Joan Sawyer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (719) 963-4146.
Representatives from the UCCS Music Department will attend to talk about their program.
PPMTA will be hosting a used music sale at our May brunch! Clean out and bring music you no longer use or browse what others bring - we will be accepting whatever you feel you can pay/donate.
Past PPMTA Programs
September 11, 2018: Our Welcome Back Potluck Brunch. October 9, 2018: Dr. Alejandro Cremaschi, NCTM – Teaching Beyond the Notes: Instilling Expressive Playing in Your Students. November 13, 2018: Colleen Bell – Motivational Teaching Tools for Young Students. December 11, 2018: Our Holiday Potluck Brunch. January 8, 2019: Dr. Grace Asquith – Chamber Music in Your Studio. February 12, 2019: Dr. Zahari Metchkov – Close the Piano Lid: The Century Old Struggle for Effective Balance in Ensembles. March 12, 2019: PPMTA President, Barbara Taylor, NCTM, will lead our Town Hall Meeting. April 9, 2019: Dr. Jennifer Hayghe - Mendelssohn Songs Without Words: Nothing More Than Feelings.
September 12, 2017: Our Welcome Back Potluck Brunch. October 10, 2017: Donna Stoering – “Music as Communication: Piano Playing That Unites the Head, the Heart and the Hands” November 14, 2017: Samuel Welsh – “Always Underfoot: New and Old Ideas About the Pedal” December 12, 2017: Our Holiday Potluck Brunch January 9, 2018: Linda Densmore - "The Janissary Sound in Western Art Music, or, Why is Mozart's Sonata K. 331 Rondo finale Marked Alla Turka?" February 13, 2018: Sara McDaniel: “Why Memorize?” March 13, 2018: PPMTA Town Hall Meeting. April 10, 2018: David Korevaar – “Reading the Score: What is the Composer Telling Us?” May 8, 2018: Our Spring Year-End Potluck Brunch.
September, 2016: Our Welcome Back Potluck Brunch. November 8, 2016: Curtis Smith, MA – “Modern piano music for students.” May 9, 2017: Year-End Potluck Brunch and Officer Installation. December 13, 2016: Holiday Potluck Brunch. January 10, 2017: Margaret Pressley – “A Violin Teacher speaks about The Three Basic Learning Processes, and The Difference between Practicing Smart not Hard." February 14, 2017: Paul Stephens March 14, 2017: Spring Town Hall Meeting. April 11, 2017: Andrew Cooperstock – “Expressivity in Piano Playing.”