September 13, 2022
General Meeting & Welcome Back Brunch!
Meeting Time: 9:30am
Brunch Time: 10:00am
Where: Graner Music Cafe and Recital Hall
RSVP: Sylvia Holt, NCTM
Bring something to share at the table OR bring yourself a treat!
October 11, 2022
Playing Bach on the Piano
Dr. David Korevaar
In this presentation, Dr. Korevaar will go through a series of examples from the Inventions, French Suites and Well-Tempered Clavier, talking about the teaching and performance issues as he sees them. He will explore practice techniques, the use of articulation as an expressive element, the use of balance, sound and shaping on the piano within the parameters of 18th-Century style and the use of pedals (damper and una corda). Some historical performances will be shared as well.
November 8, 2022
Creative Connections: Ideas for Helping Students Play With Authentic Expression
Why do some students play precisely but with little expression? Piano students are motivated to get beyond the notes when they are encouraged to express their own ideas. Jennifer will share imaginative teaching tips, creative practice strategies, and ways to introduce improvisation and composition using her original compositions and publications published by Hal Leonard.
February 14, 2023
Creative Practices in the Studio
In her presentation, Holly will share how she is weaving creative practices into her studio. It is difficult to find the time to explore creative ideas in a 30 minute lesson. However, taking the time to give students a chance to compose, gives them a real sense of empowerment. Holly will take you through a step by step process of how she took each of her students, ages 4 to 19, from a blank sheet of paper to a notated piece that was performed at a recital.
April 11, 2023
Dr. Zahari Metchkov
Dr. Metchkov will present a program on Bulgarian music including pedagogical pieces teachers can use in their studios. Bulgaria is
Dr. Metchkov's native country.