TMTA Programs ~ Coordinator: Christina Toole
- September 23rd, 2017 - 1pm meeting/2pm program
Join us as Dr. Diana Dumlavwalla presents an exciting lecture recital on Goyescas by Enrique Granados, illustrating the intersection of music and visual art. She will reveal the artwork of Francisco de Goya as the inspiration behind this composition, and explore the ways in which Goya's artistic depictions of Spanish life are manifested in Granados' solo piano suite. Not only will we be inspired by the beautiful interaction of these two artistic mediums, but we will also be encouraged to discover and share similar enriching correlations with our students as we introduce them to Western art literature.
- January 26th, 2018 - 10am meeting/10:30 am program
As independent piano teachers, one of our greatest resources is each other! Every teacher approaches common issues with a unique set of experiences and expertise. What do you know that we don’t? Come share and learn from your colleagues in a stimulating round table discussion! Topics will include building a team with parents and students, favorite repertoire for “tweens,” technique secrets, and more. You won’t want to miss this enlightening opportunity!
- March 23rd, 2018 - 10am meeting/10:30am program
It is general knowledge that Classical and Baroque performers were expected to freely improvise and embellish, but our present classical music culture often leaves comparatively little room for student exploration in this area. What if our modern-day students could knowledgeably create their own renditions of standard repertoire by adding tasteful ornamentation? Dr. Lawrence Quinnett stresses the importance of improvisational ornamentation and will present incentives for teaching this long-lost art. He will provide an overview of historically-accurate ornamentation with demonstrations of embellished pieces, and tips on how to improvise stylistically. Teachers will be inspired and empowered by Dr. Quinnett's practical advice on ways to incorporate classical embellishment into our curriculum.