2018/2019 Activities

September 9, 2018
Lesson Planning for the Young Beginner
Facilitator: Carrie Kalmykov

October 14, 2018
Confidence in the Professional Realm
Speaker: Michelle Minke of Cowtown Opera and Minke, Inc.

November 18, 2018
Composition in Lessons
Speaker: Linda Kundert

January 13, 2019
Method Book Reviews

February 10, 2019
Student Saver Pieces
Facilitator: Marian Parrot

March 24, 2019
PPG Festival
Michael Lipnicki Fine Pianos

April 9, 2019
TBD

May 5, 2019
Group Classes
Facilitator: Carrie Kalmykov

June 9, 2019
Reflections and Recap
How to Maintain Your Piano
Speaker: Kendall Hafermehl (Piano Tuner, Michael Lipnicki)

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2017/2018 Activities

September 17, 2017
Lesson/Yearly Planning
Facilitator: Katrina Thompson Fost

October 15, 2017
Use of Social Media in Marketing
Speaker: Kat McCauley

November 12, 2017
Group Class Observations

January 14, 2018
Teaching Philosophy
Facilitator: Katrina Thompson Fost

February 24, 2018
PPG Festival
Michael Lipnicki Fine Pianos

March 11, 2018
Yoga+Piano
Speaker: Jennifer Latta

April 8, 2018
Performance Anxiety
Facilitator: Katrina Thompson Fost

May 6, 2018
Music Advocacy
Facilitator: Katrina Thompson Fost

June 10, 2018
Reflections and Recap

2016/2017 Activities

September 18, 2016
Previous Year Review, Planning for Upcoming Year

October 16, 2016
Overview of Examination Boards

November 13, 2016
Off the Bench Activities

January 8, 2017
Improvising and Composition

February 2017
The Renegade Student

March 5, 2017
PPG Festival
Michael Lipnicki Fine Pianos

April 9, 2017
Using Solfegge for Musicality Training
Marian Parrot

May 7, 2017
RCM Exam Preparation
Allan Reiser

June 11, 2017
Reflections, Kodaly teaser

2016 Fundraiser

PPG Fundraiser May 28, 2016 Northmount Baptist Church 6:30 PM

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2015/2016 Activities

This year’s Artist/Teacher In Residence is Derek Chiu.

September 13, 2015
Three Tips for Elementary Teaching and RCM Teacher Certification

October 18, 2015
Learning = Memory

November 8, 2015
Don’t Save it for the Last Five Minutes (Musicianship)

January 10, 2016
Motivation

February 7, 2016
Collaborative Master Class
Michael Lipnicki Fine Pianos – 6:30 PM
Deadline for registration – January 21

March 6, 2016
PPG Festival

April 3, 2016
Thoughts on PPG Festival and Examination Tips

May 15, 2016
TBA

May 28, 2016
PPG Fundraiser Concert
Northmount Baptist Church
6:30 PM

June 12, 2016
To be determined

Recommended Reading
Basic Principles in Pianoforte Playing – Josef Lhevinne
Strings Attached: One Tough Teacher and the Gift of Great Expectations – Lipman and Kupchynsky
Music for Piano: A Short History – F.E. Kirby
A History of Keyboard Literature: Music for the Piano and its Forerunners – Stewart Gordon

2014/2015 Activities

September 14, 2014
First Meeting
Transitioning method books to RCM

October 19, 2014
Potential Paul Sheftel

November 9, 2014
Survey of Method Books

January 11, 2015
Theory applied to the lesson

February 8, 2015
Gender, teenager, group teaching

March 8, 2015
PPG Festival
Adjudicator: Edwin Gnandt

April 12, 2015
Ensemble playing, duets

May 3, 2015
Reflective Meeting

June 14, 2015
The Soul of the Music, a discussion
Guest Speaker: Edwin Gnandt

2013/2014 Activities

September 15, 2013
First Meeting

October 20, 2013
Panel Chat: 3 different Examining Boards to speak about their Programs
Q&A
Guest Speakers:
Joan Ritchie – Canadian National Conservatory
LaDona Ahenda – Conservatory Canada
Robyn Cabrera – London College of Music

November 17, 2013
Blended Learning and Distance Learning

January 12, 2014
Lecture Recital – Jazz piano in our studios
Proposed guest: Kay Alexander

February 9, 2014
Your career as a teacher, your mission and philosophy

March 8, 2014
PPG Festival

April 13, 2014
Business Plans, Learning Theories, Active Learning

May 4, 2014
Business Plans, Learning Theories, Active Learning

June 8, 2014
Reflective Meeting

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