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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). We will continue to broadcast programs via Zoom for those who wish to attend virtually.

2023-2024 Program Calendar

October 6, 2023

Syllabus Meeting

Austin Beaver and the Syllabus Committee


Begins at 9:15AM. Members of the Piano Teachers Forum will present all selections from our 2023 Festival Syllabus, Music by Women Composers.


November 3, 2023

Ryan Brechmacher: Teaching Composition

December 1, 2023

Chiu-Tze Lin: Teaching Technique

February 2, 2024

Dr. James Goldsworthy: Russian Composers, Post-Russian Revolution

March 1, 2024

Michiko Yurko: Teaching Theory Through Games

April 12, 2024

Irina Morozova: Question & Answer Session 

May 3, 2024

Brainstorming/Voting for programs in 2024-2025


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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