We have monthly programs that start right after our general meetings:
September 24th, 2018
Brunch for all members at Newport Covenant Church
October 22rd, 2018
Professor Dainius Vaicekonis from Seattle Pacific University
Title: “Steps Toward Mastery”
Professor Vaicekonis will discuss the stages of learning a piano piece through aspects of piano technique and methods.
November 26th, 2018 Sharon Van Valin from our Chapter
Title: “Why Music Teachers can be Great at Music and Money Management” How I got started and got where I am today, the left and right brain connection. Ways for you to become independent and have a great retirement, should you wish to try it.
January 28th, 2019
Professor Kay Zavislak from Western Washington University Title: “Interpreting Keyboard Music from the Classical Period” The presentation will include power points, listening exercises and playing.
February 25th, 2019
Professor Oksana Ezhokina from Pacific Lutheran University Title: ”Haydn’s Sonatas for an Intermediate Student: Wit, Wisdom and Virtuosity” Haydn’s sonatas are often overlooked in favor of the other giants of the First Viennese School. Structurally unique and rhythmically inventive, these works deserve to be included in our teaching repertoire. Examples of some of the pieces will be played and discussed focusing on pedagogical and artistic benefits for late-intermediate / early-advanced pianists.
April 22nd, 2019
Professor Karen and Jeff Savage from Washington State University
Title: ”Expanding your Color Palate at the Piano"
How to expand color and control at the piano through creative imagery and awareness of factors of tone production. Topics include speed of attack, weight placement, texture, articulation and pedal.