September 10th – Miller Piano Company Dr. Scott Donald: “Symbol to Sound and Beyond: Principles that Develop Complete Musicianship" Scott is the owner of Studio A, a private piano studio in Austin, TX.Previous positions include Administrative Director of The New School for Music Study in Kingston, NJ, piano faculty at The University of Texas at San Antonio and The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ. A native of South Carolina, he earned his BM in Piano Performance at Furman University.He completed his MM in Applied Piano and DMA in Music Education/Piano Pedagogy from UT-Austin.Scott made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2010.
October 1st – Online/Virtual Meetiing Dr. Fred Karpoff: "Practice Pointers for Perplexing Passages" Prior to the meeting, teachers may submit passages that pose problems for either their students or themselves and Dr. Fred Karpoff will present ideas for solving repertoire conundrums.We will publish the repertoire via email, so that teachers may follow the score while Fred gives us strategies.
Dr. Karpoff is renowned for developing the 3-D Piano Method of piano playing and teaching the Entrada Piano Technique.He received his undergraduate education at Northwestern University and DMA from the Peabody Conservatory.Fred is Professor of Piano and Ensemble Arts and co-chair of the keyboard department at the Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University, NY.
November 5th– Steinway Piano Gallery Chad Lawson: "Composing: the Independent Artist" Chad Lawson (south Charlotte Steinway artist, minimalist Chopin Etudes CD, Jazz Entrée to Better Performance, Vampire Chronicles)
December 3rd– Miller Piano Company Fanarelia Guerrero Lopez: “Performing Music of Luis Abraham Delgadiilo” Fanarelia Guerrero Lopez, USC doctoral candidate, will present music of Luis Abraham Delgadillo, a Nicaraguan composer, comparable to William Gillock.The Delgadillo Preludes are inspired by Chopin.
January 7th– Steinway Piano Gallery Mark Love: "Piano Care and Maintenance" Mark Love will cover the topics of piano care and maintenance, ways to talk to a technician, and how to educate students. Included will be a demonstration of Spirio at the Steinway Piano Gallery with a simultaneous broadcast of piano, voice, and video.
February 4th– Miller Piano Company Dr. David Brooks: "Romantic Repertoire Master Class" Teachers may submit students’ pieces from the NCMTA/CPTF list and Dr. Brooks will select a variety of repertoire levels for the hour.David is gifted at presenting master classes, meeting each student where they are, and helping them to rise to new heights, all while opening new vistas for the observing teachers and students.
March 4th– Steinway Piano Gallery Greg Thompson: "Recital"
April 1st– Miller Piano Company Heather Kim
May 6th – Steinway Piano Gallery Katherine Love: "Music and the Brain"