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.
2021-22 Meeting Schedule
We will return to holding meetings in person for 2021-22. We will make adjustments, as necessary, to be in compliance with any guidance issued by the CDC and/or directives from the Governor of North Carolina. To accommodate members who may not yet feel comfortable gathering in person, we will also continue to have a Zoom video call running during the in-person meeting. Links to join the meeting virtually will be included below. Any of the Zoom meetings below can also be joined by phone. Simply dial any of the numbers below and enter the Meeting ID and Passcode.
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
Friday, September 10, 2021, 10:00 am
Due to health/safety concerns, this meeting will take place virtually.
Meeting ID: 954 1719 0265
Program Speaker: Hilda Ryan - www.hildaryan.com
"The Most Powerful Motivator"
How do we keep students practicing and coming back? We'll hear practical tips, learn about concept driven teaching and pick up some catchy quotes.
Friday, November 12, 2021, 10:00 am
Piedmont Music Center
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
*At the request of the owner, those who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are requested to wear an appropriate face covering over their mouth and nose and remain six feet from others. Those who are fully vaccinated are welcome to attend the meeting without adhering to these guidelines.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 971 0388 3276
Program Speaker: Pamela Mullins - www.pamelamullinspianostudio.com
"Piano P’s and Q's"
Even though we teachers prefer to invest our time in teaching students and immersing ourselves in music as performers and listeners, we must attend to the "business" of teaching piano: policies, payments, and procedures. Let’s explore how to streamline the business process so we can spend more time making music.
Friday, January 14, 2022, 10:00 am
Mitchell's Piano Gallery
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
Meeting ID: 990 1199 2826
Program Speaker: Performance/Discussion of Moxley Competition Required Pieces
Friday, March 11, 2022, 10:00 am
Separk Music (tentative)
Lewisville, NC 27023
Meeting ID: 913 4130 9823
Program Speaker: Dr. Annie Jeng - www.anniejeng.com
"Stretching Our Ears: Redefining Standards about Standard Piano Literature"
This presentation will discuss the importance of learning diverse repertoire which includes pieces by BIPOC composers, as well as pieces that have contemporary skills and techniques.
Friday, May 13, 2022, 10:00 am
Meeting ID: 996 1590 9925
Program Speaker: Dr. Margaret Evans - https://www.meredith.edu/directory/margaret-evans/
"The Art of Repertoire Selection"