Latest Blog Entries

  • 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

  • Piano Study and the Student with Special Needs - Inside the Lesson

    Piano Study and the Student with Special Needs - Inside the Lesson

    Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

    This session will consist of video demonstrations of real students with varying special needs as they navigate their lessons and recital performances. Attendees will be able to watch progressive lesson segments with students in real learning situations as they learn repertoire, improvisation and composition, and prepare for their performances. Special attention will focus on different learning styles of students, and on pedagogical applications that work for students with special needs, and for traditional students.

    Dr. Scott Price currently serves as Professor of Piano and Piano Pedagogy, and Coordinator of Piano Pedagogy at the University of South Carolina School of Music. In addition, he is President of the Board of Trustees of the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy.

  • SATD

    Saturday, February 24th, 2018

    The SAT will be conducted on one day only from level 1 to 12.

    For questions, contact Béatrice Ellis, SATD Chair, at


    Thursday, March 15th, 2018

    Lessons from Studying and Performing the Brahms Character Pieces

    Joel Schoenhals performs regularly around Ann Arbor in the intimate setting of private homes as well as larger venues and concert halls.  He will share insights gained most recently during the preparation and performances of Brahms Character Pieces.

    – Joel Schoenhals, Professor of Piano; Eastern Michigan University

    Refreshments: Sarah Albright, Nancy Klein, Judy Waller










    Sunday, March 18th, 2018 - Sunday, May 20th, 2018

    In this recital, students will perform piano solo or as part of a chamber music group.

    Registration is needed by March 8. 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

    To register, please contact Christopher Carlon.












  • Seminar

    Thursday, March 22nd, 2018


    Guild members only.


  • Bach & Brahms Project - Concert 4

    Bach & Brahms Project - Concert 4

    Friday, March 23rd, 2018

    The last in a 2-year, 4-recital project featuring Bach’s complete Partitas and Brahms’ character works for the piano. The program for March 23 includes:

    – Bach Partita No. 6 in E Minor
    – Brahms Six Pieces, Op. 118
    – Brahms Four Pieces, Op. 119

    Pianist Joel Schoenhals is Professor of Piano at Eastern Michigan University and Foreign Expert at Central China Normal University in Wuhan, Hubei, China. He has performed throughout the world and has reached thousands of Michiganders through over 70 community engagements in salon atmospheres as well as in the historic Pease Auditorium. Fleur de Son Classics has released seven of his albums to critical acclaim.

    You can find videos of live performances, and much more about Dr. Schoenhals at his website.

  • First Day of Ensemble Camp Registration

    Saturday, April 7th, 2018 - Friday, June 22nd, 2018

    The 2018 Summer Piano Ensemble Camp will be hosted at the Faber Piano Institute, June 18-22.

    Registration will close on April 7.

    For further information, check camp pages on the guild website