Thursday, May 23, 2019

Playathon May 18, 2019 at Neshaminy Mall hosted by the Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers

The Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers presented its annual Playathon at Neshaminy Mall on May 18, 2019.

There were 75 students who participated, playing a wide variety of piano music from classical to popular. A great time was had by all! 

Congratulations to all of the students and their families! 

The piano was provided by Jacobs Music of Doylestown, PA. A grand piano worth $99,000!


Professional Musician and Educator Graeme Burgan Presentation to the Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers May 17, 2019

Speaker Graeme Burgan presented a program to the Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers on May 17, 2019

Mr. Burgan is a professional musician, educator, and administrator. He is Executive Director at Csehy Summer School of Music and a faculty member at Cairn University in Langhorne, PA

His topics were: 

The art of listening for piano students

Improvisation for classical students

We thank Mr. Burgan for an informative presentation!

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Bruckner's "Te Deum," Locus Iste and Os Justi at George School May 19, 2019

George School Community Chorus presents:

Brickner's Te Deum, Locus Iste and Os Justi

Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 7:00PM

Admission is Free

George School Meeting House
1690 Newtown Langhorne Road
Newtown, PA  18940-2414

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Graeme Burgan at Cairn University May 17, 2019 Hosted by the Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers

Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers will be hosting a presentation by Graeme Burgan at Cairn University on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 9:45AM.

Graeme's topics will include:
1) The art of listening for piano students (I am passionate that good playing is 90% listening and feeling the vibrations and 10% actually playing.) Including developing awareness of overtones and sympathetic resonance to help students get to know the soul of the piano.

2) Improvisation for classical students. Relationship between genre - the nature of notation (fully notated, figured bass, jazz lead sheets, chords, nashville system, etc.). Rewriting standard piano rep as lead sheets or chord charts to help students engage their imagination and harmonic understanding of the piece.
Admission is Free. Please join us.
Carin University
200 Manor Avenue
Langhorne, PA   19047

Graeme Burgan is an active professional musician, educator and administrator; originally from Adelaide, Australia, he now lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania with his wife and three sons.
As a solo and collaborative pianist, Graeme has appeared in concert halls across Australia and the United States including the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the Woodend Winter Arts Festival, the Andrea Clearfield Salon, the Melbourne Recital Center, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Sound All Around program. Graeme is also a member of the touring group, Piano4.
Graeme has collaborated with singers Alan Held, Serena Benedetti, and Suzanne Kompass; with composers Sean O’Boyle, Rollo Dilworth and Morten Lauridsen; and four Australia-wide tours with percussion virtuoso Nick Parnell. As a performer and repetiteur, Graeme has worked with the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, Garden State Philharmonic, State Opera of South Australia, Cairn University, University of Adelaide, University of South Australia and the Westminster Opera Theater. As a chorister, Graeme has performed with the Adelaide Chamber Singers, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the Westminster Symphonic Choir, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic.
Graeme is the Executive Director of Csehy Summer School of Music and serves on the music faculty of Cairn University, with past teaching appointments at Moravian College, Tabor Adelaide and Adelaide College of Ministries. He earned a Master of Music from Westminster Choir College in Piano Accompanying and Vocal Coaching, and an Associate Diploma of Music in Piano Performance from the Australian Music Examinations Board. Additionally, he holds a Master of Science in Biblical Studies from Cairn University, and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Adelaide.