Friday, January 15th (all events PST)

7:50 Greetings!

9:00 Leila Viss- The Beauty of Boundaries – Breaking Down Barriers to Creativity

10:00-10:30- Break/ Exhibit Hall

10:30-11:30- Paula Dreyer Creativity with Rote Pieces

11:30-12:00- Breakout room/Q & A/ Cooking Demonstration

12:00-1:00- Lunch/Break/ Exhibit Hall

1-2- Dennis Alexander and Paula Dreyer Masterclass on Rote Pieces and the Composers’ Works

2-3- Samantha Coates Interactive Session on Motivating Reluctant Students: Composing, Sight-Reading, and Awesome Warm-Ups

3-3:30- Meet the Composers and Discussion

5- Concert – Paula Dreyer performs Central Star and more

Saturday, January 16th (all events PST)

9-10- Jeremy Siskind 5 Things Every Piano Teacher Needs to Know About Jazz (But is Afraid to Ask)

10-10:30- Break/ Lunch/ Exhibit Hall

10:30-11:30 Paula Dreyer – Piano Flow- Create and Elevate with Free Improv and Goal Setting

11:30- 12- Breakout Room/ Q &A

12-1 – Lunch/ Break/ Exhibit Hall

1-1:30- Jeremy Siskind From Scales to Melodies-  Improvise or Compose Meaningful Melodies from Any Chord Progression

1:30-2- Forrest Kinney Tribute

2-3 –Tim Topham Four Chord Pop Composing- It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…4 chords!

3:00-3:30- Meet the Composers and Discussion

5:00-6:00- Concert – Jeremy Siskind performs Perpetual Etudes and more

Sunday, January 17th (all events PST)

1:00-2:00- “From Info to Action” facilitated by Sarah Whitney.

Have you ever felt like you left an educational experience with lots of ideas, but no plan of how to make any lasting changes? You will not want to miss this highly valuable session so that you leave the retreat with a plan of action!

Productivity coach for musicians Sarah Whitney will help you design action steps and a plan to implement the creative strategies you learned during Piano Connect. 

Learn How To:
– ditch imposter syndrome
– get rid of overwhelm so you can stay focused on creating
– stay motivated even when things get challenging

5:00-6:00- Concert – Kevin Helppie– in memory of his dear friend Forrest Kinney

Join us in the Piano Connect Facebook Group on Sunday and browse the Exhibit Hall.  Pop into the Facebook Group to ask questions to exhibitors about their offerings.

Perhaps you will want to set up a Zoom hang with people from the retreat to talk about breakthroughs, fun new products you discovered, or simply catch up and get to know like minded people!