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May 15, 2019

Audrey Schneider
Topic: " The Taubman Method."

Audrey Schneider received the Master of Arts degree in solo Performance from the Aaron Copeland School of Music at Queens College, where she also completed the Bachelor of Arts degree, Summa Cum Laude. Who was privileged to study privately with Jakob Gimpel, Edward Steuermann, Russell Sherman, and Isabelle Vengerova, but her most significant and influential training came from Dorothy Taubman and Edna Golandsky.

A guest performance with the CBS-TV Concert Orchestra, under the baton of Alfredo Antonini, led to an invitation to create and perform four televised programs for children, exploring classical music and dance. She has performed regularly in solo and duo piano recitals, as well as in collaboration with singers and instrumentalists at Queens College, Brandeis University, Williams College, Princeton University and at the Bethpage, Long Beach, Massapequa and Shelter Rock Libraries and at Steinway Hall. She presented " The Taubman Approach" at the European Congress of Arts Medicine in Munich(1994) and Berlin (1998).

Ms. Schneider served as a member of the faculty of the Taubman Summer Piano Institute at Amherst and Williams Colleges from 1995-2002and has served on the faculty of the Golandsky Institute at Princeton University since its inception, the summer of 2004. She maintains her private teaching studio in West Hempstead, NY.


The Nominating Committee - Betty Koontz, Naomi Lehman and Noel Yue- offers the following slate of Officers for 2019-2020:

President - Barbara Riss
1st V.P. - Naomi Lehman
2nd V.P. - Fran Gabay 
Recording sec'y - Betty Koontz
Corresponding Sec'y- Miranda Wong 
Treasurer - Vern Kenney

Voting for next year's officers will take place at the May meeting when Nominations will also be taken from the floor.


STUDENT RECITAL

Our student Recital is again being held at the Jericho Library

Auditions: Saturday, May 18  (start  at 1pm)
Recital Program: Saturday, June 1
(2pm)
 


June 12th Luncheon  ($23 p.p.)

Noon at Pompeii Restaurant in W. Hempstead. Entertainment by Albert and his violin. Please plan on attending and bring a friend . Pay at next meeting or send check to Vern.

 

April 17, 2019

Program: Round Table Discussion
 

This meeting offers members a chance to bring questions and concerns about piano teaching to this always lively and stimulating discussion. Our members have lots of expertise and experience and are happy to share their helpful ideas and suggestions.

Please bring along a piano piece which you have found especially usful or successful with your students.


STUDENT RECITAL

Our student Recital is again being held at the Jericho Library

Auditions: Saturday, May 18  (start  at 1pm)
Recital Program: Saturday, June 1
(2pm)
All applications must be received in writing by May 5.


The Nominating Committee - Betty Koontz, Naomi Lehman and Noel Yue- offers the following slate of Officers for 2019-2020:

President - Barbara Riss
1st V.P. - Naomi Lehman
2nd V.P. - Fran Gabay 
Recording sec'y - Betty Koontz
Corresponding Sec'y- Miranda Wong 
Treasurer - Vern Kenney

Voting for next year's officers will take place at the May meeting when Nominations will also be taken from the floor.


June 12th Luncheon  ($23 p.p.)

Noon at Pompeii Restaurant in W. Hempstead. Entertainment by Albert and his violin. Please plan on attending and bring a friend . Pay at next meeting or send check to Vern.

 

March 20, 2019

Program: Dr. DMITRI NOVGORODSKY
Topic: " How pre-college lessons best prepare a student for entering a collge program."

Dr. Novgorodsky joined the Ithaca College School of Music as a Assistant Professor in August 2015. His pedagogical experience comprises more than 15 years of university teaching. His former students have continued their graduate studies at Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music and other prestigious schools. He has been on the piano faculty at Grand Valley State University, University of Wisconsin, Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, Jerusalem Academy of Music, and SUNY Fredonia School of Music.

Hailed by the press as a "breathtaking and Stunning" pianist, Dr. Novgorodsky was born to a musical family in Odessa, Ukraine. He began to play the piano at age 5 and was admitted into a special music school for gifted children a year later. By age 16 he had won the 1st Prize an the Kazakhatan National Piano Competition, and later the Gold Medal of the National Festival of the Arts. After graduation from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with high honors in 1990, he immigrated to Israel in 1991.

In 1992 he was offered a full scholarship for advanced studies at Yale School of Music, where he earned Master of Music, Master of Musical Arts and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees. Dr. Novgorodsky has performed extensively in the US and abroad. He he also made recordings and premiered new works.

 


STUDENT RECITAL

Our student Recital is again being held at the Jericho Library

Auditions: Saturday, May 18
Recital Program: Saturday, June 1

Start preparing your participants. Address questions to Naomi. Applications will be available at the February meeting on 2/20 or can be requested from Naomi Lehman. Applications must be received in writing.

 

Feb. 20, 2019

Program: Member Showcase

Our talented members present a musical Program.
Do come and listen to your colleagues perform

Miranda Wong - J.S. Bach: "English Suite #2 in a minor  BWV807"

Barbara Riss -  Beethevon: "Sonata Op.10, NO.1 in c minor 3rd Mvt. - Finale"

Patricia Jones Faure: "Impromptu #3 A flat, op 34"

Joan Coester - Turina: "Seleted pieces from The Circus"

Naomi Lehman - Piazzolla: "3 tangos"
                        Ginastera: "Danzas Argentinas"


STUDENT CLUB 88 REPORT

Our yearly event took place Sunday evening, January 27th, at Frank & Camille's Keyboard Center, Melville, NY. It was a varied and interesting program and all were treated to a variety of student ages and repertoire. There was a supportive atmosphere in the room and many stayed for the social hour of refreshments immediately following. A total of 20 students performed, including several adults. Participating teachers included Diana Calabrese, Tina Pai, Patricia Chen-Jones , Vern Kenney, Francine Gabay and Myself.           

                                                               ----  Joseph Graziose, Student Club 88 Chair


STUDENT RECITAL

Our student Recital is again being held at the Jericho Library

Auditions: Saturday, May 18
Recital Program: Saturday, June 1

Start preparing your participants. Address questions to Naomi. Applications will be available at the February meeting on 2/20 or can be requested from Naomi Lehman. Applications must be received in writing.


The new APTLI Member Directory is included with this mailing. Thank you to everyone who has renewed . Please report any corrections or changes to Miranda Wong.

 

Jan 16, 2019
 

Program: NELSON OJEDA

Topic: Technique, Musicianship and Repertoire: The well-tempered lesson plan.
Introducing Spanish repertoire to intermediate students.
 

Nelson Ojeda has been a soloist with the Southeast Symphony playing Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto; the Pacific Symphony Orchestra playing Saint-Saens "Carnival of the Animals" and California State University Fullerton Wind Ensemble Playing Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" on a tour of Japan.

His solo recitals include Debussy's 150th Anniversary at Symphony Space, Steinway Hall in Los Angeles and Fundacion Juan March (Madrid). His chamber concerts include performances of the 2-piano version of Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" at Yon Sei University in Seoul; a duo piano recital of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert at the Esterhazy Palace in Eisenstadt (Austria); a concert of American composers in Alcala de Henares (Spain); and Brahms Quintet Opus 34 with Cuarteto Assai, broadcast live on RTVE Spanish Radio.

Mr. Ojeda has premiered works by composers Tom Liddell and David Meckler at Voces Novae New Music Festival and works by Carlos Carillo and Desmar Guevara at Pregones Theatre in Bronx and at MACLA (Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americano) in San Jose, CA. He is featured in the recordings of composers Greg Lawrence and Paul Bailey.
His solo album "Espana" has been released under the label Louis Ferdinand Productions. Mr. Ojeda holds degrees for California State University, and Manhattan School of Music with additional studies at the Juilliard School and Mannes College of Music. His primary teachers have been Earl Voorhees, Susan Svreck and Constance Keene.

He has been on the faculty at Mt. San Antonio College, Rio Hondo College and Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts. and has taught master classes at CAMDA (California Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts), Escuela de Musica Adora Calvo (Madrid) and several independent music school internationally.

 


STUDENT CLUB 88- Jan.27, 2019

Date and Time: Sunday, Jan. 27, after 5PM
Place:  Frank & Camilles. 482 RTE.110, Melville NY
Particulars:
1. Time limit of 15 minutes per teacher.
No time limit on any one piece. Duets are invited.
2. Students need to be fluent at their piece.
3. Dress as for school.
4. $10 fee per student ( check to "APTLI")
5. Socializing after the playing.


Apply to Joe Graziose by email or snail mail by Jan. 13, Provide teacher name, student name and age,
piece(s) with title, composer and timing. Checks must be received by Jan. 20.
Joe Graziose
631-587-7590
joepiano@optonlinenet
19 Irving Ave.
N. Babylon, NY 11703

 

Nov 21, 2018

Program: Francine Gabay
Topic: The Ins and Outs and the Do's and Don'ts of NYSSMA

Francine Gaby\ay is a dedicated Piano and Voice teacher with a wide range of experience in teachig both. She holds a Masters Degree in Music Education from Brooklyn College. She taught voice and voice production in elementary, middle and high schools while living in Brooklyn.

After having been on the faculty of MS211 for thirty years, she transferred to Fort Hamilton H. S. where she was the Director of beginning Chorus, the Fort Hamilton Chorale and the advanced Chamber Singers. Her Classes sang for NYSSMA each year and were evaluated as Outstanding at Major festivals.

Under the guidance of Lawrence Laurenzano, Francine Became Musical Director of the High School productions of " Fiddler on the Roof", "Gypsy", " A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", "Oklanhoma", " Pajama Game " and others.

In 2000, Ms. Gabay became a certified Piano Adjudicator for NYSSMA, followed by Certification in Voice and All-State Voice. She currently teaches Voice and Piano in her studio in Merrick and is a accompanist for Solo Evaluations for NYSSMA. She was an accompanist for All-County performances and is currently an accompanist in the Valley Stream District. In addition Ms Gabay is a Vice President of APTLI and the Treasurer of Suffolk Piano Teachers Forum.

Oct. 17, 2018

Program: Pat Cestaro
Topic: Note Reading and how to make learning a succssful experience for children

Pat Cestaro is a piano teacher in Northport, NY. Her focus is on working with students who learn "outside the box". The majority of her piano students are exceptional learners.

An Important part of Pat's work is developing and presenting programs for music teachers and music students. She is a frequent presenter at state and local conferences and school districts, as will as New York University and Long Island University. Her book, Easy to Teach Easy to Learn, is a pre-primer for children who learn differently.

Pat is chairperson for the Western Suffolk Guild audition site and has teacher certification from the American College of Musicians. She is co-founder of Noteworthy, the Northport-Huntington piano teachers group, as well a being a member of both the Suffolk Piano Teachers Forum and the Association of Piano Teachers of Long Island.

 

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