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WSPTA Meeting
WSPTA Meeting
WSPTA Meeting
WSPTA Meeting
WSPTA Membership Meetings

The WSPTA membership meets at 10:00 am on the second Friday of September, November, January, March, and May. In addition to conducting business of the organization, meetings include workshops given by professional performers/teachers throughout the region. These workshops allow teachers to expand their knowledge by learning about everything from new repertoire/composers to new teaching techniques and the latest trends in private studio management.

2022-23 Meeting Schedule

Friday, September 9, 2022, 10:00 am


Mitchell's Piano Gallery

5045 Country Club Road

Winston-Salem, NC 27104


Program Speaker: Dr. Margaret Evans

Topic: “The Art of Repertoire Selection: Tips and Tricks for Success”

So often, it’s our choice of repertoire which makes all the difference in our student’s success. Wouldn’t it be great to always hit the bullseye? This presentation will offer tips to help identify the right piece at the right time.

Friday, November 11, 2022, 10:00 am


Piedmont Music Center

212 North Broad Street

Winston-Salem, NC 27101


Program Speaker: Dr. Larry Weng

Topic: “Deductive Problem Solving: Turning the Complex into the Simple”

This presentation will loosely detail the triage and decision tree methodology that Dr. Weng teaches to students and has them apply to their own practicing.

Friday, January 13, 2023, 10:00 am


Mitchell's Piano Gallery

5045 Country Club Road

Winston-Salem, NC 27104

Program: Performance/Discussion of Moxley Competition Required Pieces

Friday, March 10, 2023, 10:00 am


Separk Music

1325 Lewisville Clemmons Road

Lewisville, NC 27023

Program Speaker: Dr. Laura Chu Stokes

Topic: "Turning Lemons into Lemonade: Ideas for Productive Lessons When Students Don't Practice."

Do you have students who occasionally (or habitually) are unprepared for lessons? As teachers, should we use lesson time to practice with them? Laura Chu Stokes will share practical tips on when and how to guide students on practicing at home and lesson time alternatives to cover important but sometimes overlooked concepts, including the use of hands-on tools for ear-training, sight reading and more!

Friday, May 12, 2023, 10:00 am


Location T.B.A.

Program Speaker: Dr. Michael Lehtinen

Topic: TBA

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