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


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 [imgtxt type=text]sihteeri(at)[/imgtxt]. Remember to mention the name of your institut.

 There are rooms reserved for the participants of the conference:

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.


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.

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