Fall is flying by with a flurry of musical activities. We have had two programs emphasizing the importance of strong technique as a basic foundation for all piano playing. Fred Karpoff introduced us to the 3-D program and his Entrada Piano Videos. A grant from MMTA allowed us to invite Alexander Peskanov who shared the Russian Technique and his Piano Olympics program. After his program on “In Search of Sound”, we were inspired to hone up on our own technique. As we listened to Mr. Peskanov work with the students, in a Masterclass, we were amazed at the improved sounds produced under his direction. A huge thank you goes to our program chair, Donna Vince, for coordinating these activities.
Our students also have had a productive fall as 375 participated in the District Auditions, coordinated by Oksana Shpringman. She successfully orchestrated the many details of scheduling and overseeing this event. SLAMTA is proud to have 275 students represent us at State Au...
This Friday, Oct. 23, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Steinway Gallery, we are privileged to a presentation by Alexander Peskanov,on "In Search of Sound" from beginner to virtuoso levels. Come hear a discussion of the Russian Piano School's approach to achieving a full weight-produced sound, achieving true relaxation and overcoming some technical hazards in the piano repertoire. Demonstrations will be given on how to practice the Russian Technical Regimen requirements for Levels 1-VII of the Piano Olympics Program. Learn how to develop strong practicing skills and to get more done in much less time!
On Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Steinway Gallery, Peskanov will hold a master class. This special event was made possible by a grant from Missouri Music Teachers Association.