Latest Blog Entries

  • Chamber Masterclass with the Lincoln Trio (Recap)

    Chamber Masterclass with the Lincoln Trio (Recap)

    In cooperation with Great Lakes Performing Artists Associates (GLPAA), the Lincoln Trio visited Kerrytown last weekend (Nov. 21-22, 2015) for a Saturday afternoon performance and for a masterclass (Sunday) featuring young musicians from local studios. Listening to the students playing was …Read More »
  • Halloween Hoot Recital

    Halloween Hoot Recital

    The annual Halloween Hoot Recital took place on Sunday, November 1 at Kerrytown, and was enjoyed by an appreciative audience of parents, other relatives, friends and teachers.  There were 14 performers playing solos and/or duets with titles that fit the theme such …Read More »
  • Piano Maestro: App as an Incentive Plan for Better Lesson Prep

    If you need an incentive for beginning and early intermediate students to come prepared to lessons, and you’d like to help them improve sight reading, rhythm and ensemble skills, Piano Maestro is worth a look.  For one thing, it’s free …Read More »
  • Heidi Cowan – 2015 AAAPTG Teacher of the Year!

    Heidi Cowan, an MMTA certified teacher of piano, maintains an independent piano studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She performs with her husband Bruce Cowan as a Clarinet/Piano Duo, and is also an active accompanist for MSBOA’s Solo and Ensemble competitions …Read More »

Upcoming Public Events

  • Ann Arbor Bach Association: Bach Festival

    Saturday, December 5th, 2015

    For further information, please contact:

    Patricia Minnick by phone at 734-462-4403, or by mail at

  • Student Ensembles Recital

    Student Ensembles Recital

    Sunday, December 6th, 2015

    This student recital is dedicated to ensemble playing. In order to participate, teachers should send an email to, no later than November 22. 

    Please provide the following information in order: Name of piece (be specific: opus, mvt…); First initial and Last name of composers; First and Last name of students with the instrument they will use, name of teacher if other than piano ; Age, grade, piano level (El, Int, or Ad); Length of the piece.

    The information requested above is necessary to conceive the program, so thank you in advance for being very thorough.

  • Ann Arbor Bach Association: Bach Festival

    Friday, December 11th, 2015

    Audition winners recital.

    For more information, please contact:

    Patricia Minnick by phone at 734-462-4403, or by mail at

  • SATD Registration deadline

    Friday, December 18th, 2015

    Please note that registration is done electronically.



    Gail Davis Barnes, Chair:

  • SAT Repertoire Deadline

    Friday, January 8th, 2016

  • Formal Program

    Thursday, January 21st, 2016

    Teaching Trumps Technology: The Artistry of Using Gadgets and Apps.” – Tracey Baetzel

    As the title implies, this discussion will continue the Guild’s effort to promote technology use in support of our teaching. Likely, you will come away from this talk with tools that ease your bookkeeping, scheduling and assignment planning. And, of course, you will discover many new and creative apps that help students engage, learn and practice what what we teach! But more important, this discussion will focus upon HOW to use apps and technology efficiently, effectively and naturally: not to give us “one more thing to teach,” but rather to enhance (and even simplify) what we already do.

    Please note, the Guild’s business meeting convenes officially at 9:15, while our guest presenters speak from 10:00-11:00.

    Hosts: M. Haithcock, R. Robbins, G. Thomas

  • Seminar

    Thursday, January 28th, 2016

    Guild members only.

    Program to be announced.