Calendar

Dec
14
Sat
Private Studio Recital
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dec
24
Tue
Closed for Christmas
Dec 24 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Dec
25
Wed
Closed for Christmas
Dec 25 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Dec
26
Thu
Closed for Christmas
Dec 26 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Jan
1
Wed
Closed for New Years Day
Jan 1 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Jan
18
Sat
Private Studio Recital @ Ruggero Piano
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jan
21
Tue
Piano Technicians Guild Meeting
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jan
24
Fri
Fourth Friday Concert featuring the NC Master Chorale Pop Singers @ Ruggero Piano
Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Fourth Friday Concert featuring the NC Master Chorale Pop Singers @ Ruggero Piano

Program coming soon!

Jan
25
Sat
Private Studio Recital
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jan
31
Fri
Private Studio Recital
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb
1
Sat
Yamaha Rebate Promotion @ Ruggero Piano
Feb 1 @ 9:30 am – Feb 29 @ 5:30 pm
Feb
7
Fri
Private Studio Recital
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb
9
Sun
Annual Battens Disease Play-A-Thon Fundraiser @ Ruggero Piano
Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Feb
15
Sat
The Free Spirits Ensemble of the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra @ Ruggero Piano
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Feb
18
Tue
Piano Technicians Guild Meeting
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Feb
21
Fri
Private Studio Recital
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb
27
Thu
Private Studio Recital
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb
28
Fri
Fourth Friday Concert featuring UNC Greensboro Faculty and Students @ Ruggero Piano
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Feb
29
Sat
Private Studio Recital
Feb 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar
6
Fri
Private Studio Recital
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar
7
Sat
Private Studio Recital
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar
14
Sat
Private Studio Recital
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar
17
Tue
Piano Technicians Guild Meeting
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mar
19
Thu
Private Studio Recital
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar
21
Sat
The Free Spirits Ensemble of the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra @ Ruggero Piano
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Mar
27
Fri
Fourth Friday Concert featuring the Triangle Youth Philharmonic Concerto Winners @ Ruggero Piano
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Mar
28
Sat
Private Studio Recital
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Apr
3
Fri
Private Studio Recital
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Apr
4
Sat
Private Studio Recital
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Apr
21
Tue
Piano Technicians Guild Meeting
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Apr
24
Fri
Fourth Friday Concert @ Ruggero Piano
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Fourth Friday Concert @ Ruggero Piano

Program coming soon!

Apr
25
Sat
Private Studio Recital
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Apr
27
Mon
Private Studio Recital
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Apr
28
Tue
Private Studio Recital
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Apr
29
Wed
Private Studio Recital
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Apr
30
Thu
Private Studio Recital
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
May
1
Fri
Private Studio Recital
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
May
4
Mon
Private Studio Recital
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
May
5
Tue
Private Studio Recital
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
May
11
Mon
Piano Guild Auditions @ Ruggero Piano
May 11 @ 9:30 am – May 16 @ 5:30 pm
May
12
Tue
Private Studio Recital
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
May
13
Wed
Private Studio Recital
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
May
14
Thu
Private Studio Recital
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
May
15
Fri
Private Studio Recital
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
May
16
Sat
Private Studio Recital
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
May
18
Mon
Private Studio Recital
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
May
19
Tue
Piano Technicians Guild Meeting
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May
20
Wed
Private Studio Recital
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
May
21
Thu
Private Studio Recital
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
May
25
Mon
Closed – Happy Memorial Day @ Ruggero Piano
May 25 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
May
27
Wed
Private Studio Recital
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
May
28
Thu
Private Studio Recital
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
May
29
Fri
Private Studio Recital
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
May
30
Sat
Private Studio Recital
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
May
31
Sun
Private Studio Recital
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jun
4
Thu
Private Studio Recital
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jun
5
Fri
Private Studio Recital
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jun
6
Sat
Private Studio Recital
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jun
9
Tue
Hal Leonard Workshop @ Ruggero Piano
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Hal Leonard Workshop @ Ruggero Piano

More information coming soon!

Jun
12
Fri
Private Studio Recital
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jun
13
Sat
Private Studio Recital
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jun
16
Tue
Piano Technicians Guild Meeting
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jun
20
Sat
Private Studio Recital
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jun
26
Fri
Fourth Friday Concert @ Ruggero Piano
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Fourth Friday Concert @ Ruggero Piano

Program coming soon!

Jun
27
Sat
Private Studio Recital
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jul
3
Fri
Closed – Happy Fourth of July @ Ruggero Piano
Jul 3 @ 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Oct
9
Fri
Fall Course Live Stream – Wellness for Piano Teachers & Musicians – How to Naturally Stay Healthy in the Neck, Shoulders and Spine for Piano Teachers featuring Chip Moseley, MPT, OCS, CSCS, Clinician
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fall Course Live Stream - Wellness for Piano Teachers & Musicians - How to Naturally Stay Healthy in the Neck, Shoulders and Spine for Piano Teachers featuring Chip Moseley, MPT, OCS, CSCS, Clinician

Fall Course Live Stream – Wellness for Piano Teachers & Musicians – How to Naturally Stay Healthy in the Neck, Shoulders and Spine for Piano Teachers featuring Chip Moseley, MPT, OCS, CSCS, Clinician

Teachers and musicians of all disciplines are often challenged by chronic tension in the neck, shoulders and back. Learn how to prevent pain and teach and perform more healthfully with these approaches, stretches and exercises. In the comfort of your home or studio, try out these exercises!

Chip Moseley earned his Masters in Physical Therapy and a Bachelor’s  Degree  in Chemistry from the University of  North Carolina at  Chapel Hill.  Chip is one of a few Board Certified   Orthopedic Specialists in Physical Therapy in North Carolina. In addition, he has a specialty in strength and conditioning. Chip has earned hundreds of  hours of continuing education in Biomechanics of movement and manual therapy. Chip has been with Total Motion PT in Durham for almost two decades. He has been a physical therapist since 1988.

These workshops are complimentary – simply click here and enjoy!

Dr. Carol Ann Larry , Workshop Coordinator

Oct
30
Fri
Fall Course Live Stream – Wellness for Piano Teachers & Musicians – Defining and Teaching Well-Coordinated, Injury-Preventive Piano Technique featuring Barbara Lister-Sink, Ed.D.
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fall Course Live Stream - Wellness for Piano Teachers & Musicians - Defining and Teaching Well-Coordinated, Injury-Preventive Piano Technique featuring Barbara Lister-Sink, Ed.D.

Fall Course Live Stream – Wellness for Piano Teachers & Musicians – Defining and Teaching Well-Coordinated, Injury-Preventive Piano Technique featuring Barbara Lister-Sink, Ed.D.

Pianists of all ages and levels are often frustrated and even tragically hindered by discomfort, pain, and injury related playing.  Dr. Barbara Lister-Sink, author of the MTNA-award-winning DVD IFreeing the Caged Bird–Developing Well-Coordinated, Injury-Preventive Piano Technique, will offer an accessible but scientifically informed look into the heart of injury-preventive piano technique.  She will demonstrate basic biomechanical principles that can constitute a “basic form” for pianists of any age or level;  define how the body is designed to work best with the instrument; and discuss risk factors for injury.  Finally, she will offer practical tools for teaching the sensations of good coordination and freedom.

Internationally acclaimed pianist and acknowledged global leader in injury-preventive keyboard technique, is a graduate of Smith College, the Utrecht Conservatory and holds an Ed.D. from Columbia University.  A Steinway ARtist since 1977, Lister-Sink has performed and given workshops throughout North America, Europe and Australia.  As the current Artistic Director of the Salem College School of Music and Director of the Graduate Music Program, she has  also taught on the Eastman School of Music Artist Faculty and was keyboardist for the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.  A previewer for Oxford University Press, Lister-Sink was chosen by Musical America Global as one of America’s “30 Top Professionals of 2018” as an innovator, independent thinker, and visionary leader.

These workshops are complimentary – simply click here and enjoy!

Dr. Carol Ann Larry , Workshop Coordinator

Nov
6
Fri
Fall Course Live Stream – Wellness for Piano Teachers & Musicians – The Alexander Technique for Pianists – In Introduction featuring Suzanne Faulkner
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fall Course Live Stream - Wellness for Piano Teachers & Musicians - The Alexander Technique for Pianists - In Introduction featuring Suzanne Faulkner

Fall Course Live Stream – Wellness for Piano Teachers & Musicians – The Alexander Technique for Pianists – In Introduction featuring Suzanne Faulkner

The Alexander Technique  (AT) is the investigation of how intention and habit affect physical coordination and learning capacity.  AT has a long history of helping instrumentalists perform with less stress and likelihood of injury.  With a mixture of lecture and experiential learning,  this workshop will introduce you to the tools and foundations of AT.  These tools can be applied to your particular issues regarding injury recovery and prevention, or as a way to deepen your relationship to your instrument and enable a bit more freedom in all that you do.

Over the years Suzanne Faulkner has worked with a wide variety of instrumentalists both amateur and professional.  Some sought her AT teaching to get relief from injuries or to improve sound performance issues, others have come out of sheer curiosity.  Suzanne has been studying AT since 1987 and for 25 years has been an active member and recognized teacher of The American Society of TEachers of the AT.  She continues her studies and development of this technique with Ruth Kilroy and the dynamic AT community in the Boston area.

These workshops are complimentary – simply click on the link and enjoy!

Dr. Carol Ann Larry , Workshop Coordinator

Nov
9
Mon
You’re Invited to our Annual Holiday Piano Sale – November 9th-15th @ Ruggero Piano
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – Nov 15 @ 6:00 pm
You're Invited to our Annual Holiday Piano Sale - November 9th-15th @ Ruggero Piano

You’re Invited to our Annual Holiday Piano Sale Event – discounted pricing and special financing offers on our entire inventory of new and used pianos – limited time only – November 9th through 15th, open by appointment!

Sep
10
Fri
Live Stream Concert – A Recital of Gratitude and Thanksgiving featuring Dr. Carol Ann Barry @ Ruggero Piano Live Stream
Sep 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Dr. Carol Ann Barry is a Nationally Certified member of MTNA. Her piano training has included several degree programs as well as study abroad. Sel​ected to serve as a Rotary International Fellow, she studied at the Goethe Institute in Munich, and the Hochschule für Musik und Darsteleende Kunst in Hamburg, Germany. Dr. Barry is interested in the pedagogical work of internationally renowned pedagogue Abby Whiteside. Her doctoral work included extensive studies in New York City with pianist Sophia Rosoff.

Dr. Barry is a frequent presenter at music conferences at the state and national levels. Her creative teaching style has enhanced her ability to work with children with diverse learning needs. Dr. Barry served on the organizational committee of the 2005 WPPC Conference in Anaheim, California, and has presented several papers for the organization, including the lecture, Outlining-A Crucial Practice Technique, at the 2009 national conference in Arizona. A lecture recital featuring the Preludes, Op. 64, by Cesar Cui, was presented at the College Music Society national conference in 2010.
Between 1995 and 2000, Dr. Barry served as the Director of Keyboard Studies at the Columbia Institute of Fine Arts, in Falls Church, Virginia. During her tenure at Columbia, she developed and directed the Columbia Pedagogy Series, which served as an outreach to teachers and musicians throughout the Washington area. She was the founding director of the Columbia Concert Series at CIFA, which presented some of Washington’s finest artists and performance ensembles.
Orchestral appearances have included the McLean Symphony, Reston Community Orchestra, and the Columbia Orchestra in performances of Addinsell’s “Warsaw” Concerto, and the Carnival of the Animals, by Camille Saint-Saens,. She also performed Mozart’s Concerto in D Minor, K. 466 and Chopin’s F Minor Piano Concerto. Dr. Barry spends significant time teaching in her private piano studio, located in Cary, N.C.
A collaborative pianist, Dr. Barry currently serves as an accompanist for the widely diverse voice department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In the fall of 2015 she performed a piano trio concert with local artists Samford Enseln and violinist Petia Radneva Mantalova. Solo performances have included an all-Beethoven program featuring the piano sonatas of Beethoven’s middle period.
Dr. Barry received a Baccalaureate degree from Old Dominion University, a Masters of Music in Piano from the University of Louisville School of Music and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Oct
1
Fri
3rd Annual Fall Course Series Part 1 of 3, featuring Dr. Dylan Savage @ Ruggero Piano
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
3rd Annual Fall Course Series Part 1 of 3, featuring Dr. Dylan Savage @ Ruggero Piano

Dr. Savage will demonstrate stylistically correct performance practice of music in the Baroque and Classical periods using commonly-known intermediate, advanced-intermediate, and advanced level repertoire representing a wide range of composers. Playing numerous examples, Dr. Savage will cover: articulation, phrasing, dynamics, pedaling, ornamentation, tone quality, tempo markings, Urtext versus edited scores, expanded practices, and the reasons (musical logic) behind each. Additionally, he will demonstrate specific techniques for how to develop and practice different levels of articulation with a simple, easy-to-remember system. Known for his clear, fun, informal delivery which is jam-packed with information and helpful tips, Dr. Savage will welcome questions and audience interaction throughout the presentation.

About the Presenter 

Dylan Savage is a Bösendorfer Concert Artist, a Capstone Records Recording Artist, and a winner of the Rome Festival Orchestra Competition. He is author of the book The Transposed Musician: Teaching Universal Skills to Improve Performance and Benefit Life, GIA Publications. It is the first book to present a comprehensive and systematic method for teaching universal skills within the context of the music lesson. Dr. Savage is co-author of the piano pedagogy book A Symposium for Pianists and Teachers: Strategies to Develop the Mind and Body for Optimal Performance, Heritage Music Press. He is the author of numerous articles found in Clavier, Clavier Companion, American Music Teacher, and Pianoforte magazines.

Dr. Savage pioneered the use of slow-motion video analysis to help pianists improve performance and minimize injury. His research in biomechanics, wellness, and entrepreneurship has resulted in numerous master-classes at top music schools and national / international conferences. For decades, Savage has used live music performance to teach in-depth practices of universal skills and continuous improvement to people in non-music disciplines. Applying universal skills to the study of music and to life is the foundation of his studio teaching at UNCC. His work has been featured in television spots on NBC and PBS affiliates.

Dr. Savage is Professor of Piano at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. He has degrees in piano from the Oberlin Conservatory and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Drawing inspiration from the outdoors, he can often be found skiing, hiking, biking, or canoeing.

About the Series – Creating Young Artists, Teaching Style for Students in Early Intermediate through Early Advanced Levels

We value the commitment of piano teachers to serve our students with professionalism and teaching expertise.  Committed to education, we proudly present this complimentary three lecture series on wellness. To ensure the health and safety of our clinicians and participants, this year’s programs will be available to attend in-person and via live stream.

Students who are available to participate due to flexible remote learning schedules are also welcome to attend! The live stream link will be available on our website at ruggeropiano.com  prior to each presentation. These workshops are complimentary – we invite you to join us in-person or via Live Stream!

Oct
15
Fri
3rd Annual Fall Course Series Part 2 of 3, featuring Dr. Vincent van Gelder @ Ruggero Piano
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
3rd Annual Fall Course Series Part 2 of 3, featuring Dr. Vincent van Gelder @ Ruggero Piano

The Romantic Era was an inevitable result of developments in the Classical era. In this presentation I will discuss, with examples, works by Beethoven, Clementi, and others that foreshadowed the era. This will be followed by a look at the specific stylistic traits of the era, as well as the boundaries of it. Pushing the boundaries would eventually lead to new styles. Another important part of the presentation will deal with the era’s developments in piano technique, piano schools (French, Russian), and how we can apply this to teaching intermediate to (early) advanced works to our students.

About the Presenter 

Dr. Vincent van Gelder was born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

He has won top prizes in many national and international piano competitions, including the Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition, New York Artist International Competition, and St. Louis Artist Presentation competition. He has performed in several countries in Europe, and in many states in the US, including a well-reviewed solo recital at Carnegie Hall. In 2008 he nearly lost the index finger to his left hand but thanks to a successful surgery he made a near full recovery. He has been a soloist with several orchestras. As a chamber pianist he performed with musicians like Dmitri Sitkovetski, members of the Ciompi Quartet, Red Clay Quartet, and his wife, Inara Zandmane. He has collaborated with several composers including the Argentinean composer Alejandro Rutty, who wrote a piano concerto for him that he premiered with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Symphony orchestra.

Recent highly acclaimed performances were in London, England and at the Van Cliburn Festival. Upcoming concerts include Harpa Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland where he will play the world premiere of one of his own works, a large multi movement piece based on Icelandic legends, this will be accompanied by art work from his 13 year old daughter, Natalie van Gelder.

Their new project “Ardenuir-The Stone in the Sword” will begin its world premiere later this year.

Vincent’s recordings have been played on radio and tv stations in the US as well as The Netherlands.

Dr. van Gelder studied in Holland, Latvia, and the US, receiving two masters and subsequently a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance, from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. His most influential teachers were Leslie Howard, Czerny-Stefanska, Teofils Bikis, Arnis Zandmanis, Wilfred Delphin, and Richard Cass.

He has been a member of the piano faculty at Duke University. He is founder and president of the Triad Institute for Young Musicians.

About the Series – Creating Young Artists, Teaching Style for Students in Early Intermediate through Early Advanced Levels

We value the commitment of piano teachers to serve our students with professionalism and teaching expertise.  Committed to education, we proudly present this complimentary three lecture series on wellness. To ensure the health and safety of our clinicians and participants, this year’s programs will be available to attend in-person and via live stream.

Students who are available to participate due to flexible remote learning schedules are also welcome to attend! The live stream link will be available on our website at ruggeropiano.com  prior to each presentation. These workshops are complimentary – we invite you to join us in-person or via Live Stream!

Oct
22
Fri
Fourth Friday Concert Series @ Ruggero Piano
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Oct
29
Fri
3rd Annual Fall Course Series Part 3 of 3, featuring Dr. John Salmon @ Ruggero Piano
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
3rd Annual Fall Course Series Part 3 of 3, featuring Dr. John Salmon @ Ruggero Piano

Sometimes younger piano students have a difficult time relating to musical styles of the 20th and 21st centuries. This workshop will present an array of “modern” compositions that might be appropriate and attractive to students in early intermediate through early advanced levels. An enormous variety of compositional idioms were used between 1900 and 2021: neoromantic, impressionistic, atonal, neoclassical, aleatoric, jazzy, and on and on. This workshop will cover an assortment of works from this time period, organized according to three difficulty levels—early/mid intermediate, mid intermediate/late intermediate, and early advanced. Composers of the canon, such as Bartók and Prokofiev, will be juxtaposed against lesser-known composers such as Nikolai Rakov (1908-1990) and distinguished composers of a younger generation such as Lera Auerbach (b. 1973). Piano music from Africa and the African diaspora, China, and the Americas will be covered as well. Of course, there is no way to cover 120 years of worthwhile music in a two-hour workshop. But, hopefully, this event will ignite curiosity and spark further exploration of this gigantic topic.

About the Presenter 

Pianist John Salmon (johnsalmon.com), on the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, has distinguished himself on four continents, as both a classical and jazz artist. His performances have been heard on many radio stations in the U.S., including National Public Radio, WNYC in New York, WFMT in Chicago, and KUSC in Los Angeles; and on the national radio stations of Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the Ukraine. Salmon is a frequent guest performer at festivals in the U.S. and Europe, having appeared at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival (Charleston, South Carolina), Piano Festival Northwest (Portland, Oregon), Interlochen Piano Festival (Interlochen, Michigan), Festival for Creative Pianists (Denver, Colorado), Festival Internacional de Música del Mediterráneo (Cartagena, Spain), and the International Bartók Festival (Szombathely, Hungary). He has toured China six times, with concerts in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenyang, and Hangzhou. Other special appearances include an all-Liszt recital in Mexico City for the American Liszt Society and an all-Brubeck recital in Washington, DC for the Music Teachers National Association, after which he jammed at two pianos with Dave Brubeck in a spontaneous version of Duke Ellington’s “Things Ain’t What They Used to Be.” He has also been the featured artist for the Music Teachers National Association state conferences in California (CAPMT), Virginia (VMTA), and Minnesota (MMTA). He has recorded four compact discs of Dave Brubeck’s classical piano music, on the Phoenix, Naxos, and Albany labels. Brubeck dedicated two compositions to Salmon—“The Salmon Strikes” and “Bach Again.” Salmon’s CD of piano pieces by Nikolai Kapustin is also on the Naxos label, and his CD of his own jazz compositions, Salmon Is A Jumpin’, was released by Albany Records in November 2010. As guest lecturer, Salmon has spoken on a wide array of topics including “Beethoven’s Shadow” (The Juilliard School), “September 1828: Schubert’s Last Three Piano Sonatas” (Boston Conservatory), and “Adding Notes to Classical Scores” (Conservatorio de Música, Morelia, Mexico). As author, he has covered such subjects as “What Brubeck Got From Milhaud” and “Urtext, que me veux tu?” and his articles have appeared in American Music Teacher, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Clavier, College Music Society Newsletter, Piano & Keyboard, and Piano Today. His book The Piano Sonatas of Carl Loewe is published by Peter Lang. Add On Bach (addonbach.com), called “playful, creative, and unique” by Clavier Companion, contains Salmon’s added lines, varied reprises, and cadenzas to keyboard works of J.S. Bach. Jazz Up the Inventions (jazzuptheinventions.com) and Jazz Up the Sinfonias (jazzupthesinfonias.com) have Salmon’s jazzy accompaniments to J.S. Bach’s Two-Part Inventions and Three-Part Inventions. Jazz Standards (salmonstandards.com) has his arrangements of twelve classic pieces from the American songbook, including “All of Me,” “Blue Moon,” and “Over the Rainbow.”

About the Series – Creating Young Artists, Teaching Style for Students in Early Intermediate through Early Advanced Levels

We value the commitment of piano teachers to serve our students with professionalism and teaching expertise.  Committed to education, we proudly present this complimentary three lecture series on wellness. To ensure the health and safety of our clinicians and participants, this year’s programs will be available to attend in-person and via live stream.

Students who are available to participate due to flexible remote learning schedules are also welcome to attend! The live stream link will be available on our website at ruggeropiano.com  prior to each presentation. These workshops are complimentary – we invite you to join us in-person or via Live Stream!

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