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2022-2023 SLAMTA Events Calendar
(updating in progress - more dates/details coming soon)

Winter/Spring 2023



Friday, Jan. 20, 2023 from 10:00-11:30 a.m.

SLAMTA Presentation, Zoom presentation (link to be provided)

Purposeful Approaches for Introducing Elementary Repertoire

by Dr. Sara Ernst (Zoom presentation)

Exemplary teaching of elementary piano repertoire has occurred when the student returns to the
next lesson playing with enjoyment, accurately, and musically. Beginning students must also

incrementally develop autonomous processes for learning music, eventually not relying on
others. In this webinar, teachers will learn how to introduce repertoire to create immediate and
lasting results with elementary students. The following six strategies will be examined and
illustrated: rote, rote to note, partial work-out, complete work-out, play-discuss, and on-own. In
order to purposefully use these strategies, teachers must carefully consider the interaction of
student capabilities, traits and objectives of the music, practice assignments, and teaching


Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Sonatina Festival at CMS Webster University 

Alternate Date: Saturday, February 25, 2023* at Dorsett Arts Studio

Note: Saturday time slots are available ONLY to those for whom the following apply:

*Church commitment that cannot be rearranged

*Required school or sporting event (not regular practice)

*Serious at risk health situation, such as autoimmune disease

Otherwise, we assume festival participants are available all day, Sunday, February 26, 2023 from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Registration Fee:  $20/student

Registration deadline: 11:59 p.m., Thursday, February 9, 2023 online and via USPS (please mail entries by Monday, February 6, 2023 for arrival by Thursday, February 9, 2023).

Online registration is preferred.

See the Sonatina events page for more information and registration forms and PayPal link.


Friday, March 10, 2023, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

SLAMTA Presentation, Steinway Piano Gallery

Uncovering the Art of Movement: Incorporating Video Modeling and Motor
Imagery in Developing Piano Technique and Artistic Performance

by Dr. Huiyun Liang (in person presentation)


Saturday April 15, 2023, 12:30-2:30 pm

Intermediate Master Class with Dr. Kevin Chance 

Location: Steinway Piano Gallery

Registration deadline TBA

Audition date TBA


Friday, May 12, 2023, 10:00 am-1:30 pm

Joint Meeting and Luncheon with PTRT, Steinway Piano Gallery

Beyond Fast Fingers: Nurturing Virtuosity in the Piano Studio" 

by Dr. Mike Messer (in person presentation)

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