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,Continue reading “2018/2019 Activities”

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, 2018Continue reading “2017/2018 Activities”

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 MayContinue reading “2016/2017 Activities”

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 PMContinue reading “2015/2016 Activities”

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 – JazzContinue reading “2013/2014 Activities”

2012/2013 Activities

September 9, 2012 First meeting (introduction, schedule, fees) The role of technology in teaching piano Speakers: Denisa Calcan – MusIQ, interactive music software produced by Adventus Marian Parrot – “iReal b” iPad and iPhone application October 14, 2012 Repertoire choice for very young and teenagers October 27, 2012 Tone production Guest speaker: Edwin Gnandt NovemberContinue reading “2012/2013 Activities”