Latest Blog Entries

  • Camp 2018 Celebration

    Camp 2018 Celebration

    PIANO ENSEMBLE CAMP ’18 CELEBRATION The AAAPTG Summer Piano Ensemble Camp was held at the Faber Piano Institute, from June 18 to June 24, 2018. During the week, students met from 9AM to 1:30PM and 10AM to 1PM on Saturday. …Read More »
  • Camp 2017 Celebration

    Camp 2017 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 »

Upcoming Public Events

  • STUDENT RECITAL

    Sunday, March 8th, 2020

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

    Registration is needed by March 1. 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

    Memorization is required for solo performances.

    To register, please contact Christopher Carlon.

  • FORMAL PROGRAM: George Lopez

    FORMAL PROGRAM: George Lopez

    Thursday, March 19th, 2020

    George Lopez will discuss his program “A Night in Havana” (see March 20) with excerpts and historical anecdotes.

    Mr. Lopez is artist-in-residence at Bowdoin College, Maine

    • Formal Meetings open at 9:00 with coffee, refreshments and socializing. Our business meeting follows, beginning about 9:30. Guest presenters start their presentation at 10:00 am.
    • Refreshments: Sarah Albright, Nancy Klein, Judy Waller

  • House Concert: A Night in Havana

    House Concert: A Night in Havana

    Friday, March 20th, 2020

    Pianist: George Lopez

    Following a recent trip to Cuba, Mr. Lopez passionately brings the wealth of Cuban music to his American audiences with a program of sexy and entertaining keyboard music inspired by the city considered to be Vegas before there was a Vegas. With their lively, offbeat rhythms, and sweet melodies, Lopez will perform works by the greatest Cuban art composers from past to present.

    Limited seating  ($10 suggested donation). Please RSVP if you are not a Guild member: (734) 663-5856

  • ADVANCED STUDENT RECITAL

    ADVANCED STUDENT RECITAL

    Saturday, March 21st, 2020

    A Celebration of Iberian and Latin American Music (with Special Guest, George Lopez)

    Memorization of solo pieces is required. Both solo and ensemble performances should reflect polished performance experience. Repertoire should be SAT Level 8 and above. Space is limited. Participation and approved repertoire will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.

    For more information contact Renee Robbins.

  • FORMAL PROGRAM: "Voices of the Guild"

    FORMAL PROGRAM: "Voices of the Guild"

    Thursday, April 16th, 2020

    Voices of the Guild is a new platform to showcase the many pedagogical talents of our members. If you are interested in participating in future programs, please contact Elena Tsai.

    Sheila Bloch presents “Thinking Outside the Box to Bring the Muse Back into MUSEsic [sic!]: Unconventional Ideas on Technique and Interpretation to Inspire Teachers, Students, and Performers

    Lynn Zwinck presents “Everyone should have the right to make music: Discover surprising opportunities for income by reaching underserved populations: adults, special needs, low income, and incarcerated.”

    • Formal Meetings open at 9:00 with coffee, refreshments and socializing. Our business meeting follows, beginning about 9:30. Guest presenters start their presentation at 10:00 am.
    • Refreshments: Marian Boehl, Melinda Haithcock, Gail Jennings

  • Spring Fling

    Spring Fling

    Sunday, April 19th, 2020

    Students of all ages perform music outside the parameters of the normal standard repertoire. The intent is to showcase soloists and ensembles playing ‘light’ music, such as show tunes, jazz,
    popular music and arrangements.

    Both piano solo repertoire and ensemble music are welcome. Ensemble members may include the student’s teacher, parent, sibling, another piano student or instrumentalist. All piano students must be currently studying with a member of the AAAPTG.

    Music does not need to be memorized. Students do not need to announce their pieces because there will be a printed program.

    Questions or further information? Contact Sarah Albright: (734) 761-7712 or skalbright@sbcglobal.net.

  • TEACHER SHARE: Topic TBA

    Monday, April 20th, 2020

    Come and share your thoughts and experiences over food and drinks.  Check newsletter and/or website for updates. *Please note that this event is on a Monday evening.