Welcome to the eleventh annual PPG festival. The Piano Pedagogy Group is a group for teachers studying piano pedagogy or working towards an exam goal.
The festival is organized for PPG teachers and their students. All students of any age or level are encouraged to enter any style or genre of piece.
Our mission is to:
– Provide a positive learning atmosphere
– Give students a chance to perform for other students and parents
– Learn from a qualified adjudicator to gain extra insight into repertoire
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020
Time: approx. 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM (class times will be sent to teachers 2 weeks prior to festival date)
Place: St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 1102 23 Ave NW
Registration deadline: February 17, 2020 11:59 PM
Registration: is open, starting February 3, at Formsite https://fs29.formsite.com/eLemUR/gnunovnaw5/index.html. Payment will be processed via PayPal at time of registration.
Beginner to Level 4 (Elementary) ($10/piece)
Level 5 to Level 8 (Intermediate) ($14/piece)
Level 9 to Advanced (Advanced) ($18/piece)
Our adjudicator is Carrie Kalmykov
Carrie Kalmykov obtained her Bachelor of Music degree from Brandon University. The Executive Director and Co-Owner of Chinook School of Music, Carrie focuses on implementing new and innovative programming to engage students in self expression through music. Her commitment to fostering a lifelong love and enjoyment of music for students and their families is reflected in both her teaching and involvement in the musical community. Carrie is a passionate teacher and dynamic leader who inspires and encourages her students to be creative minded, independent thinkers. Her students achieve high marks in music examinations and frequently win festival scholarships and awards; many have gone on to pursue music as a career.
Carrie is the President of Cowtown Opera, past Chairperson of Calgary Contemporary Showcase, and past Pedagogical Advisor to the Alberta Registered Music Teacher Association Piano Pedagogy Group.