Our CFMTA Programs generally occur between many of our larger events and encompass a variety of platforms. Please visit our Upcoming Programs page to check out our current headliners and workshops!
Presentations Classroom-style presentations are an amazing opportunity to hear from some of the most accomplished educators and musicians in the state of Georgia.
Little Fingers Taking Their First Steps on the Ivories
Dr. Elena Dorozhkina, presenter
Date: Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 - 10:30am
Location: The Music Garden 2860 Highway 54, Suite 202B Peachtree City, GA 30269
Learn how to work with a piano beginner in the tradition of the Russian Piano School Method.
Dr. Elena Dorozhkina will review aspects of correct posture, organization of piano apparatus, types of articulation, repertoire choice, self-listening control, and music image-making for the production of tone quality. Special attention will be given to the development of correct posture and piano-movement exercises such as: Humpty-Dumpty, Mill, The Tree, Grab a Pencil, Rainbow, Glued Fingertip, Dangled Hand, and 5-Finger Exercises. Some important methodical books will be presented and explored.
Dr. Elena Dorozhkina graduated from the Saint Petersburg State Conservatory in Russia and earned her DMA from the University of North Texas. Elena is currently a director of the Music Preparatory School at Clayton State University and also serves as Atlanta MTA President and Piano Festival Chair.
Dr. Elena wanted everyone to watch this video toward the end of her presentation. Please jump ahead to timestamp 2:30.
George Mann - An Introduction to Romantic Repertoire (2019) Portia Hawkins - The Challenges of Teaching Private Lessons (2019) George Mann - Haydn Piano Sonatas (2018) Huu Mai - The Art of Practice (2017)
George Mann 2018 Presentation - Haydn Piano Sonatas
Roundtable Discussions and Social Luncheons Our roundtable discussions are simply that. It's a great networking opportunity as fellow members sit with coffee and finger foods discussing a pre-selected topic. Our last discussion covered Contemporary Repertoire along with a Book Swap.
Twice a year in May and December, members gather at a favorite local restaurant to chat, mingle, and enjoy lunch together. These are a lot of fun with a nice mixture of business talk and storytelling. Join us at the next one!
2019 Christmas Luncheon - Fernando Ramos, Eunkyung Hwang, Inna Satunovsky, Inyoung Choi, LuAnn Latzanich, Eric Clay (Left to Right)