2018 Keys to Piano Workshop (March 2 & 3)
The University of Lethbridge Conservatory of Music in collaboration with the Lethbridge Registered Music Teachers' Association hosts an annual piano workshop at Casa (230 8th Street South). This workshop is open to any piano student in Lethbridge or area, not just U of L Conservatory of Music students. Suzuki piano students are also welcome and encouraged to attend!
Be prepared for a full immersion in everything to do with the piano, plus many breakout sessions! We are bringing in the best of the best to work with students and teachers in Lethbridge. Our goal is to inspire and meet the needs of pianists of all ages and levels, and to offer a sense of accomplishment. Join us!
Half Day Program
The half day program (choose the morning OR the afternoon) is perfect for young piano students (all ages are welcome) or those who can not commit to the entire day. It includes an opportunity to perform in a masterclass setting, visit with other pianists over lunch, and listen to the amazing guest clinicians in a special noon hour performance. In addition, students will be able to choose from a session of world drumming, yoga, or participate in a session led by our guest clinicians.
If your child is 10 or younger, you can register in the ‘quarter day’ session and arrive at 10:30am for masterclasses and stay for lunch and the performance, too.
Full Day Program
The full day program is designed for older piano students at an intermediate to advanced level, although younger students would also be welcome to register for the entire day. The full day will include an opportunity to perform up to twice in masterclasses, visit with other pianists over lunch, and listen to the amazing guest clinicians in a special noon hour performance. In addition, students will be able to choose from breakout sessions such as drumming, yoga, or participate in a session led by our guest clinicians.
Friday, March 2
Presenters: Cheryl Emery-Karapita and Magdalena von Eccher
Time & Location: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. / Reception 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
This dynamic session will draw on the collective experiences of Cheryl Emery-Karapita and Magdalena von Eccher. They will share stories and experiences as well as teaching and performing tips from their vast experiences as musicians and piano pedagogues. All piano teachers are encouraged to attend, and bring with them questions on all aspects of musicianship as we anticipate a lively discussion and sharing of ideas throughout this session. A reception follows from 8-9pm, with tea and treats and a chance to visit with other piano teachers and the clinicians! Advanced piano students are also welcome to attend this session.
Saturday, March 3
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. - Registration
9:00 - 12:00 p.m. - Piano master classes and breakout sessions.
12:00 - 1:30p.m. - Lunch & Performance
(lunch provided for registered participants only)
1:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Piano master classes and breakout sessions.
Proudly sponsored by the Alberta Registered Music Teachers’ Association and the Alberta Piano Teachers’ Association