Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers Member Lorrie Ksiazek's Halloween Party at Friends Village in Newtown

The party was Sunday afternoon, Oct. 27, 2019 at 3 PM.  
Friends Village is an active retirement center.  

I play at Friends Village for sing-along once a month on Tuesdays. On Mondays, once a month I play for singalong at the sister retirement center, Friends Home on Center Ave. in Newtown Borough. On every other Wednesday I play at Pickering Manor on Lincoln Ave for sing-along and rhythm band.  
I feel that it is important for the students to learn to share their musical gifts, so I take them to nursing homes and retirement centers for piano parties. Parents bring the goodies to share and what is left over the residents have for their coffee hour the next day.
I started this because my father had a severe stroke and was a resident at Pickering Manor. I would go and play for him and then other residents would come and listen, and it all developed from there. It makes me happy and the residents happy and my students happy. What is better than that? 🍁 Lorrie

Thank you for sharing, Lorrie! Looks like everyone had a wonderful time!

Frances Clark Center Residency Program at The New School for Music Study

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Frances Clark Center Residency Program
at The New School for Music Study
Through the Frances Clark Center Residency Program, area teachers have the opportunity to attend seminars on special topics given by master pedagogues.

Facilitating Adult Music Learning 
with Dr. Pamela Pike
Wednesday, October 30, from 10am-12pm

Working with adult learners in the music studio requires specialized skills and knowledge of adult attributes. This workshop will explore adult learning theory, assumptions, philosophy, motivation, psychosocial, and physical characteristics at various stages of the adult lifespan. Together, we will learn how to apply this knowledge, in the private and group studio, to facilitate meaningful music making and skill acquisition at any stage in the adult lifespan.
Pamela D. Pike is the Barineau Professor of Piano Pedagogy at Louisiana State University. Author of over three dozen scholarly articles and Dynamic Group-Piano Teaching: Transforming Group Theory into Teaching Practice (Routledge), Pike is also Editor-in-Chief of the Piano Magazine. She is an award-winning teacher, including the 2019 LSU Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, and has presented teaching workshops throughout the world.
Fee: $30
Free for those enrolled in the NSMS pedagogy course.
Free for subscribers of the Piano Magazine (join now).

Upcoming residencies:
Dr. Vanessa Cornett, Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Dr. Christopher Hahn, Wednesday, May 20, 2020
The Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy, a not-for-profit educational institution (501c3) located in Kingston, New Jersey, serves pianists and teachers through its three divisions: The National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, the Piano Magazine, and The New School for Music Study.
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