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

  • Formal Program: Katherine Fisher, Co-Author of Piano Safari Method

    Thursday, January 21st, 2021

    Foundations for Musical Literacy: Rote Teaching and the Development of Artistry

    Teaching students by rote allows students to develop their memory, ears, and technique without the added complication of reading the notation.  This workshop will present practical strategies for how to introduce a Rote Piece and also discuss what elements make a good Rote Piece.

     

     

  • Student Achievement Test Week!

    Monday, March 1st, 2021 - Saturday, March 6th, 2021

    AAAPTG’s SAT Week begins on March 1 when Performance Youtube videos are submitted.  Teachers will distribute paper tests to their students during the week.  On March 6, students will take their Aural Awareness, Technique/Sight-reading and Theory sections of the exam.  All portions will be done online.  Congratulations to our dedicated students for another year of learning and making music!

  • Formal Program: Josh Wright from Josh Wright Piano TV

    Thursday, March 18th, 2021

    Live Q & A Session with Josh Wright from Josh Wright Piano TV: Your   Guide to Mastery

    Elena Tsai and Josh Wright will discuss his journey as a Youtube piano sensation. We will discuss his demographic base, what he has learned about asynchronous teaching, and what experiences he has had as a virtual piano teacher with a large social media presence.

     

  • Formal Program: Voices of the Guild*

    Thursday, April 15th, 2021

    Piano Method Mining:  Gems from Past to Present by Joy Morin

    Joy will highlight interesting books from her large collection of piano method books- both current and historic and look at trends that we can see over time.  Join in and reminisce about piano method books you remember or used in the past.

     

    *Voices of the Guild is a platform to showcase the many pedagogical talents of our members.

  • Informal Seminar: Sheila Bloch

    Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

    Join our Guild member, Sheila Bloch, via Zoom for her talk on “Novel Out-of-the Box Musical Thinking to Open Up Interpretive Possibilities and Inspire Expressive Performance”.