NEPTA Speaker Series 2019-2020

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Meetings are held on Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the First Parish of Watertown, 35 Church Street, Watertown, MA, unless otherwise indicated. Stormy weather cancellations will coincide with Watertown school closings. Fee for Speaker Series is $20 for non-members and general public. The first meeting is free.


September 23, 2019— Marvin Blickenstaff:
“Curriculum Innovations for the New Year

October 28, 2019—Elisabeth Eschwé:
“Clara Schumann’s Life and Love: A Scenic Recital on the Occasion of Clara Schumann’s Bicentennial”

November 4, 2018—Fall Teachers’ Exchange: Panel of Speakers on Two Topics:
“National Piano Guild Auditions” and “Helping today’s piano students balance busy and stressful lives” –
Wellesley Library

December 9, 2019—Ian Hobson: Teachers’ Masterclass with NEPTA Members
Fundraising for Susan B. Demb Teacher Enrichment

January 27, 2020—Editions Committee:

February 24, 2020—Christopher Fisher:
“The Secret Ingredient for Piano Teaching Success: The Powerful Role of Parents” and “Motivation, Mindset and Grit: Fostering a Culture of Excellence”

March 23, 2020—Andrea Kalyn:
“Creative Confidence and the Culture of Practice”

April 13, 2020—Irene S. Golan Teachers’ Exchange:
Open Discussion with Our Fellow Members – Wellesley Library

April 27, 2020—Chad Bowles: Master Class  with Student Performers

May 18, 2020—Annual Meeting, Awards Recital & Luncheon
Competition winners and winners of the Alice Proctor and Louise Hodder Olsen awards will perform in the awards recital. Location of luncheon: Not Your Average Joe’s.


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