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The PTF offers monthly workshops, lectures, and demonstrations given by renowned presenters. Our programs address a variety of topics such as pedagogy, technique, performance psychology, historical and stylistic considerations, jazz, improvisation, and studio management. Meetings will be held on Friday mornings, September through May. All programs will begin at 9:45AM (coffee at 9:15AM), unless otherwise noted. We are planning to meet in person at Jacobs’ new location in Princeton, located in the Windsor Green Shopping Center (3495 US 1 S, Princeton, NJ 08540). 

2024-2025 Program Calendar

October 4, 2024

Syllabus Meeting

the Syllabus Committee


Begins at 9:15AM. Members of the Piano Teachers Forum will present all selections from our 2024 Festival Syllabus, Jazz.


November 1, 2024

Marvin Blickenstaff: Interpretation Rules of Thumb

December 6, 2024

Ingrid Clarfield: Top Ten Tips for Making Practice Creative, Efficient and Fun!

January 10, 2025

Jed Distler: 


February 7, 2025

Robert Durso: Applying the Basics of the Taubman Approach to Intermediate Repertoire

March 7, 2025

Open Forum: What Else Are You Doing In Your Piano Studio?

April 4, 2025

Todd Van Kekerix:  

May 2, 2025

Brainstorming/Voting for programs in 2025-2026


In this session we will focus together to plan what all of us would like our next year's programs to be. Share your feelings and thoughts so that your voice is an active part of our Forum. Your vote is important and needed to ensure that a wide variety of perspectives is included. All of us together make the Forum work.

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