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  • Camp 17′ Celebration

    Camp 17′ Celebration

      PIANO ENSEMBLE CAMP 17’ CELEBRATION Piano Faber Institute in Ann Arbor June 23, 2017 @ 11:45 AM Camp Director welcomes the audience and acknowledges support from the Faber Piano Institute, the Ann Arbor Area Piano Teachers Guild Foundation and …Read More »
  • Piano Ensemble Camp 2017

    Piano Ensemble Camp 2017

    From June 19 to 23, 17 campers, age 10 to 16, swarmed the Piano Faber Institute to make music together under the guidance of one director, ten teachers and four guest artists.  We did not need the results of our …Read More »
  • Piano Ensemble Camp 2016

    Piano Ensemble Camp 2016

    June 24 marked the end of our Piano Ensemble camp and during this week long program, we all had a fantastic time. What a treat to see these 17 students, age 10 to 16, work together and improve each day. …Read More »
  • So Where Are the Lady Beethovens Anyhow?

    So Where Are the Lady Beethovens Anyhow?

    At the next formal meeting of the AAAPTG (April 21, 9:30 a.m.), Performers Group members will be highlighting a collection devoted to women composers acquired by the University of Michigan music library in the early 80’s which has recently been …Read More »

Upcoming Public Events

  • Seminar: new SAT Part II.

    Thursday, October 19th, 2017

    SAT Part II.

    This is another opportunity to clarify the new guidelines. The program will be determined based on Part I.


    Guild members only.



    Thursday, October 26th, 2017

    Behind the Fallboard: A Piano Exposé

    Ever wonder where that pencil goes when it falls between the fallboard and stretcher and into the action cavity of your grand piano?  The Piano Exposé will reveal to you what’s behind the fallboard. And we’ll answer the question that burns in everyone’s minds:  How do I get the pencil out of my piano? … or is what’s behind my fallboard like what’s behind my clothes dryer?… a black hole?

    Bob Grijalva, Director and Assistant Professor of Piano Technology; UofM School of Music, Theatre & Dance

    Refreshments: Cynthia Dahlgren, Béatrice Ellis, Lynn Zwinck



  • Halloween Hoot

    Sunday, October 29th, 2017

    Just for Fun AAAPTG Foundation Benefit Recitals:

    Students of all ages perform light and short music pieces related to the theme of each recital. Both ensembles -including other instrumentalists or vocalists- chosen from a variety of styles are welcome, such as show tunes, jazz, rock, contemporary as well as classical. Memorization is not required. Two recitals are held each year–the Halloween Hoot and the Spring Fling. Registration information and forms are found on the Foundation Website.

    Halloween Hoot Chair: Mary Bates, or tel:  734-994-5627


    Thursday, November 16th, 2017

    Two Pianos, Four Hands, Twenty Fingers

     A duo-piano recital presented by the Performers Group of the Ann Arbor Area Piano Teachers Guild.

    Program TBA

    Refreshments: Ko Yu Chan, Sandra Martins, Gaye Thomas



    Saturday, November 18th, 2017 - Thursday, April 19th, 2018


    Program TBA













    Sunday, November 19th, 2017 - Thursday, April 19th, 2018

    AAAPTG Performers Group.

    Program TBA













    Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 - Thursday, April 19th, 2018

    In this recital, students will perform in various chamber music formations with their peers, their friends or members of their family.

    Registration is needed by Nov. 20. Please take the following guidelines very seriously because all are indispensable to make the program and to plan a successful event.

    • Names of all players, their instruments AND of their teachers
    • Name of piece, key and opus#
    • Full name of composer:
    • Exact duration

    Please contact Béatrice Ellis at