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  2018 -2019 SEASON  Archives
Oct. 16 , 2019

Miranda Wong
Topic: "Pedaling"
Miranda will talk about the factors and principles of pedaling, based on the research she did for her doctoral dissertation: " a Comparison of Piano Pedaling Literature". Pedaling had been a big problem of hers so she selected this topic to learn what she could about pedaling. Knowledge of the factor and principles might allow a pianist to make pedaling decisions which would help bring an interpretation to life, and also adjust to different performance conditions.

Miranda Wong is originally from Hong Kong. Although her mother was not her formal piano teacher, se learned repertoire listening to her mother's students play while she was doing here homework in the next room.

She received her BA in Psychology from Bryn Mawr College and EDD in Music Ed. from Teachers College, Columbia Univ. Miranda enjoys performing and throughout those years she sought performance opportunities whenever she could - playing solos, chamber music, musical and concertos with orchestra.

Beyond studying pedagogy with Dr. Robert Pace, she advocated teaching in dyads and also comprehensive Musicianship in the piano lesson, she continually seeks opportunities to become a better musician, performer and teacher. She too courses in Dalcroze, read tons of books on choral teaching for her work with the church's adult and children's choirs, sat in on all her daughters' instrumental lessons, and studied the Taubman Method with Edna Golandsky for many years.

It was while at Teachers college that she was diagnosed with focal dystonia in her right. that was to beset her for decades, at one point she was unable to put her hand to the piano without clenching. Two years ago she finally started feeling completely free from tightness in her hand when she played. the journey to complete comfort has been up and down, but Miranda is grateful to God each time she is able to play, accompany, teach and coach.


On Wednesday, Nov.6 There will be a Club 88 workshop meeting at 10:30 at the home of Barbara Riss. This is an opportunity for members to play works in progress for a discerning audience and get constructive feedback. Please RSVP: 516-484-0462


DUES for this Year are $45. If you haven't already paid, please send your check, payable to "APTLI" to

 Vern Kenney
126 So. 11th Street
New Hyde Park NY 11040
or pay at the 10/16 meeting.

Renew by OCT. 31 so you can be listed in the member Directory for 2019-2020, Thank You.

Sept. 18 , 2019

Alexander Wu
Topic: " Side By Side - A Musical Journey Through Time"
A tribute to women composers and their male contemporaries

Alexander Wu is both a pianist and arranger. From the traditional to jazz classics, he performs on the international stages as a piano soloist and chamber player. The Washington Post hails, " Wu is uncommonly attractive and entertaining.. his introduction to each piece was handled beautifully as he manages a comfortable balance of the formal and of the casual..."

Wu has given numerous concerts, master classes and workshops on both coasts with recent performances in Weill Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Bard College, Merkin Concert Hall, Bargemusic, Mannes College, Brooklyn College, City College and Hofstra University and elsewhere. He has also appeared internationally both as a soloist, chamber player and with orchestras.

His live performances and interviews have been featured on radio and television. recordings include Four Hand Band with Sasha Papernik and his solo CD's: Bach to the Future: Classical & Jazz Piano and Rhythm Road Across the Americas. These and other recordings are available at Amazon.com.

A California native, Mr. Wu resides and teaches privately in Manhattan. He has served on the faculty of City College and as Artist in Residence at the Black Bear Conservatory of Music in northeastern Pennsylvania.


On Wednesday, Nov.6 There will be a Club 88 workshop meeting at 10:30 at the home of Barbara Riss. This is an opportunity for members to play works in progress for a discerning audience and get constructive feedback.


DUES for this Year are $45. If you haven't already paid, please send your check, payable to "APTLI" to Vern Kenney
126 So. 11th Street
New Hyde Park NY 11040
or pay at the 9/18 meeting.

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