XL NATIONAL PIANO CONFERENCE IN PORI 6th – 7th February 2016

Epta-Finland will hold its Annual National Conference at Palmgren Conservatory, Pori on Saturday 6th February 2016.

The program includes a lecture-recital about the Finnish composer Selim Palmgren, demonstrations of e.g. group teaching, a student concert of Palmgren Conservatory as well as an Evening recital by Ivari Ilja.

The Piano Conference takes place at Palmgren Conservatory, Pori, Rautatienpuistokatu 7, 28130 Pori. tel. +358 2 621 5411 / +358 44 701 5411

Programme

Saturday 6th February 2016

10h00 Registration and coffee (Registration continues 12:45-13:15)
10h45 Opening of the Conference
             Katarina Nummi-Kuisma, President of the Piano Teachers’ Association
11h00 Student Concert
11h45 Group teaching demonstration -Tips for versatile piano group teaching
Karla Suvanto
12h45  Lunch (at own cost)
Registration continues 12.45-13.15
14h15 New Releases
            Colour keys (Arja Suorsa-Rannanmäki)
BlockPiano (Mika Westerlund)
            Arieli fairy tale (Harri Sarvela)
Accompaniments of the scales (Pekka Jylhä)
15h15 Exhibition of Notes and Musical Instruments
15h45 Annual Meeting
– Break –
19h30 Evening Recital by Ivari Ilja
(the program will be announced later)
21h00 Reception of the city of Pori
Stand-up meal, The City Hall of Pori

 Sunday, 7th February 2016

11h00 The known and unknown Palmgren –discovered treasures of pianolyrics
Annikka Konttori-Gustafsson
12h00  Coffee and Exhibition of Notes and Musical Instruments
12h30  Guest hour
Ivari Ilja interviewed by Katariina Liimatainen
13h15 Audience discussion “Where do you go, piano playing in the provinces?”
Chairman Junio Kimanen
14h45  Closing of the Conference

Registration

NOTICE!
Please registrate by paying the participation fee to the bank account of the Piano Teachers’ Association FI55 1014 3000 1414 87 by 7th January 2016 at the latest. The name of the participant should be seen in the receipt of the payment.

Participation fees
Members and students 80€
Pensioners 50€
Others (nonmembers) 130€

No separate daily fees.

The participants marked in the list of members of the Piano Teachers’ Association and having paid the member’s fee of the year 2015 may pay the member’s participation fee.

The reservation fees are not refundable, except on medical reasons on doctor’s certificate.

NOTICE! Participating in the Piano Conference is free of charge for full-time students of piano pedagogy. Registration by e-mail is required for the participation by 7th January 2016 to the email address sihteeri@pianopedagogit.fi. Remember to mention the name of your institute.

Accommodation

There are rooms reserved for the participants of the conference:

Scandic Pori
Itsenäisyydenkatu 41, 28100 Pori
tel. +358 2 624 900
pori@scandichotels.com
1 per Standard 80€/day
2 pers Standard 95€/day

The prices include buffet breakfast and customer´s sauna. Free Wi-Fi in the rooms. The participants should make the reservations by themselves directly from the hotel by 7th January 2016. Remember to mention the code PIA050216 when making the reservation.

CALL FOR THE MEETING

The statutory Annual Meeting of the Piano Teacher´s Association will be held on Saturday 6th February 2016 at 15h 45 at Palmgren Conservatory, Pori, Rautatienpuistokatu 7, 28130 Pori. The statutory issues of an annual meeting will be dealt with. The rules are available on the website of the association.

XXXIX NATIONAL PIANO CONFERENCE IN TAMPERE 7.-8.2.2015

Programme

Saturday 7th February 2015

9h30            Registration (continues 13.00-13.30)

10h30          Opening of the Conference
                      Katarina Nummi-Kuisma, President of the Piano Teachers’ Association

10h45          Student Concert

11h30          The Piano Music of Jean Sibelius – lecture and teaching demonstration              Erik T.Tawaststjerna                          

13h00          Lunch (at own cost)

(registration continues 13-13.30)

14h30          Demonstration of the laboratory of piano pedagogics at Tampere

-everyday and research projects

Risto Kyrö and Matti Ruippo

15h30          Exhibition of Notes and Musical Instruments

16h00          Annual Meeting

17h15          Break

19h30          Evening Recital by Risto Lauriala

(the program includes works of Bach-Busoni, Schumann and Schumann-Liszt)

 

 

Sunday, 8th February 2015

10h30          Experiences from home and abroad

                      Matti Raekallio

12h00          Exhibition of Notes and Musical Instruments

12h30         Book presentation -Learning by playing! Piano-the first chords

                      Sara and Matti Suvela

 

13h15          How to maintain enthusiasm

                      Seppo Kimanen

14h15          Audience Discussion
                      chairman Katarina Nummi-Kuisma

14h45          Closing of the Conference

The Piano Conference takes place at Tampere Conservatory, F.E.Sillanpään katu 9, 33230 Tampere, tel. 0400 654530


Registration

NOTICE!
Please registrate by paying the participation fee to the bank account of the Piano Teachers’ Association FI55 1014 3000 1414 87 by 7th January 2015 at the latest. The name of the participant should be seen in the receipt of the payment.

Participation fees
Members and students 80€
Pensioners 50€
Others (nonmembers) 130€

No separate daily fees.

The participants marked in the list of members of the Piano Teachers’ Association and having paid the member’s fee of the year 2014 may pay the member’s participation fee.

The reservation fees are not refundable, except on medical reasons on doctor’s certificate.

NOTICE! Participating in the Piano Conference is free of charge for full-time students of piano pedagogy. Registration by e-mail is required for the participation by 7th January 2014 to the email

address sihteeri@pianopedagogit.fi. Remember to mention the name of your institute.

Accommodation

There are rooms reserved for the participants of the conference:

Cumulus Koskikatu
Koskikatu 5
33100 Tampere
tel. +358 3 242 4111
koskikatu.cumulus@restel.fi

1 per Standard 82€/day
2 pers Standard 99€/day

Cumulus Rautatienkatu
Rautatienkatu 21
33100 Tampere
tel. +358  3 239 22100
rautatienkatu.cumulus@restel.fi

1 per Standard 80€/day
2 pers Standard 97€/day

The prices include buffet breakfast and customer´s sauna. Please, notice that the there’s only a limited number of rooms available and the reservations should be made by 7th January 2014. Remember to mention “Piano Conference” when making the reservation.

CALL FOR THE MEETING

The statutory Annual Meeting of the Piano Teacher´s Association will be held on Saturday 7th February 2014 at 4.00 p.m. at Tampere Conservatory, F.E.Sillanpään katu 9, 33230 Tampere. The statutory issues of an annual meeting will be dealt with and the board members being under resignation the next year will be allotted in the meeting. The rules are available on the website of the association.

 

XXXVIII NATIONAL PIANO CONFERENCE IN HELSINKI 8.-9.2.2014

Programme

Saturday 8.2.2014

9h30             Registration

10h15            Opening of the Conference
Tuire Ranta-Meyer, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Katarina Nummi-Kuisma, President of the Piano Teachers’ Association

10h30            Student Concert

11h15            Learning to play the piano together, project in four Music Institutes at Pirkanmaa

                      Jyrki Lähteenmäki and Sanna Viitaniemi

11h45            I’m Poulenc – Integration of Teaching the Piano and Music History by using Drama Pedagogy
Päivi Kantanen and Hanna Elomaa, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

12h15            Exhibiton of Notes and Musical Instruments

12h45            Lunch (at own cost)

14h00            Teaching Improvisation
Anto Pett, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre

15h30            Annual Meeting

16h30            Break

19h00            Virtuoso on the loose! Evening Concert by Jukka Nykänen

20h00            Reception

 

Sunday, 9th February 2013

10h30            Performance Coaching at Music School Level

                      Päivi Arjas, Sibelius Academy

11h15            The Principles of  good Feedback
Sanna Vehviläinen, the University of Tampere

12h00            Break

12h30            Guest Pianist Jukka Nykänen
interviewed by Eeva Sarmanto-Neuvonen

13h00            Panel Discussion: The Developing Practices of the piano exams at Music Institutes in Finland
chairman Junio Kimanen, participants Minna-Maria Pesonen, Jarkko Kantala, Kristiina Ilmonen and Tuula Pulkki

14h30            Closing of the Conference

The Piano Conference takes place at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Ruoholahdentori  6, 00180 Helsinki, tel. 09 74245000, 09 58605822


Registration

NOTICE!
Please registrate by paying the participation fee to the bank account of the Piano Teachers’ Association 101430-141487 by 9th January 2014 at the latest. The name of the participant should be seen in the receipt of the payment.

Participation fees
Members and students 80€
Pensioners 50€
Others (non members) 130€
Dinner buffet 35€ (Please pay at the same time with  the registration)
No separate daily fees.

The participants marked in the list of members of the Piano Teachers’ Association and having paid the member’s fee of the year 2013 may pay the member’s participation fee.

The reservation fees are not refundable, except on medical reasons on doctor’s certificate.

NOTICE! Participating in the Piano Conference is free of charge for full-time students of piano pedagogy. Registration by e-mail is required for the participation by 9th January 2014 to the e-mail address The text in this space was converted to guard against spam robots into an image. Remember to mention the name of your institut.

Accommodation
 There are rooms reserved for the participants of the conference:

RADISSON BLUE SEASIDE HOTEL
Ruoholahdenranta 3, 00180 Helsinki, tel. 020 1234707
1hh Standard 90€/day
2hh Standard 90€/day

The prices include buffet breakfast and customer´s sauna. Please, notice that the there’s only a limited number of rooms available and the reservations should be made by 9th January 2014. Remember to mention “Piano Conference” when making the reservation.

CALL FOR THE MEETING

The statutory Annual Meeting of the Piano Teacher´s Association will be held on Saturday 8th February 2014 at 3.30 p.m at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Ruoholahdentori 6, 00180 Helsinki. The statutory issues of an annual meeting will be dealt with and the board members being under resignation the next year will be allotted in the meeting. The rules are available on the website of the association.

National Conference 2014

Epta-Finland will hold its Annual National Conference in Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences on 8.-9.February 2014. Further details on our web site:www.eptafinland.fi

The program includes lectures (e.g. evaluation and feedback for students in exams) demonstrations (Anto Pett: Improvisation), concerts, panel discussion (exam policies in different schools) e.g. Evening recital by Jukka Nykänen (the program will include his own transcription from Sravinsky’s Rite of Spring).