CHICAGO AREA MUSIC TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
2019-2020 PROGRAMS: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH PEDAGOGY, ARTISTRY, AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP!
Meetings are on the 2nd Friday of each month except April 2020.
PianoForte, 1335 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605, unless otherwise noted.
Business Meetings 10:00 AM, Pre-Program Topics 10:30 AM, and Programs 11:00 AM unless otherwise noted.
Please feel free to join us for lunch at 12:15 PM following the day’s program.
September 13, 2019
9:30 AM Pre-Program Topic: ISMTA CAMTA AIM Program, CAMTA AIM Committee
“Diagnosing Learning Styles to Foster Talent”
Christie Chiles Twillie, Professional Pianist, Theatre Director, Educator
October 11, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Workshop: Entrepreneurship!
“Create Your Dream Studio!” Laurie M Marshall, The Children’s Academy
“Your Studio: Financial Basics” Ellen Naber, ChFC, CLU, Financial Advisor
“Starting a Business: The Tax Side” Jason Kuennen, Financial Advisor, Managing Partner
“Plan for the Future” Jason Kuennen and Ellen Naber, Kuennen, Naber & Associates
“Marketing Your Studio” Yelena P. Wells, DMA, Marketing Strategist, Elite One Media
November 8, 2019
9:30 AM Pre-Program Topic: Adjudicating AIM!
10:45 AM Savler Literature
Svetlana Belsky, Concert Artist, Educator, University of Chicago
December 13, 2019
“The Composer and Pianist Maria Szymanoqska” (1789-1831)
Slawomir Dobrzanski, Professor of Piano, Kansas State University
January 10, 2020
“Establishing and Maintaining a Successful Piano Studio”
Christopher Narloch, Independent Piano Teacher, Performing Artist
“Music Technology: Music Teachers Guide to a “Professional” Recording for Auditions
Jeremy Whetstone, PianoForte Studios
February 14, 2020
“Elementary and Intermediate Contemporary Piano Repertoire”
Louise Chan, Solo and Chamber Concert Pianist, Educator
March 13, 2020
9:30 AM Pre-Program Topic: Adjudicating Performance Techniques and AIM!
“Beethoven: A 250th Anniversary Celebration – Taking Another Look at
Beethoven’s Opus 10 Piano Sonatas”
Ruth Goveia, DMA, Concert Artist, Educator, Kalamazoo College
April 17, 2020
“Connecting Technique to Artistry at All Levels of Learning”
THIRD FRIDAY! Dr. Susan Tang, Artistic Director, Educator, Northeastern University, Chicago
May 8, 2020
Aubrey Faith Slaker, Independent Piano Teacher
June 12, 2020
Surprise Guest Speaker!