The 2019-20 Programs & Masterclasses will take place at the following times at Heid Music Madison:



Friday, September 13, 2019 – 10 AM – BODIES AND INSTRUMENTS: COULD IT BE EASIER? – Kathy Privatt, Technique International Certified Teacher and Assoc. Prof. of Theater Arts. Lawrence University

What’s where under our skin, and how does it work? This exploratory session will walk through the body, experimenting with structures, functions and coordination in service of making music. Musicians other than pianists are invited to bring their instruments as we’ll be investigating ease in the movements associated with music-making. All attendees are invited to participate as they are able.

Saturday, November 9, 2019 – 4 PM – MASTERCLASS FOR BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE PIANO STUDENTS – Kayme Henkel, DMA Piano Performance and Pedagogy

This masterclass is targeted at beginners and intermediate piano students of all ages 4 through adult. Dr. Henkel has expressed interest not only in students with a finished work, but also students who are midway through their process with a work. Memorization is not a requirement. Pieces can be short – for example 16 bars – or they can be longer. Starting in October, email (attn David Barach) your student’s age and repertoire to apply for them to be in the class (if repertoire is uncertain until sooner because they are young and/or beginners, just write that).

Saturday, February 15, 2020 – 4 PM – MASTERCLASS FOR ADVANCED PIANO STUDENTS – Kangwoo Jin, DMA Candidate in Piano Performance and Pedagogy

This masterclass is targeted for advanced piano students of all ages including young students and adults. Starting in January, email (attn David Barach) your student’s age and repertoire to apply for them to be in the class (you don’t have to get the exact age from your adult students).


Come out and support the performers (or contact Ruth Heinecke to join the group and perform) in this recital of MAME members. Musicians on any instrument are invited to join PSP and perform in the recital.

Friday, April 10, 2020 – 10 AM – SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATIONS – Presenters to be determined

Presenters who have received scholarships for continuing education from MAME will present on their findings. Stay tuned for details.

Friday, May 8, 2020 – 10 AM – TEACHING BEGINNERS TO PLAY WITHOUT A BOOK – David Barach

Join local piano teacher David Barach on how to help students develop a special relationship with their instrument that exists outside of the page, using means such as conversational improvisation, composition, ear training and movement work. This session is intended for teachers of all instruments and all levels of comfort and experience with non-notational music making.


Chairs: David Barach & Ann Cue

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