Cassa Adult Piano

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Cassa Adult Piano July 22 - 24, 2019
Performance Musicale Wednesday, 2:00 pm

St. Vladimir's Cultural Centre, 404 Meredith Road NE 

9:00 am - 5:00 pm daily

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Cassa Adult Piano is an exciting three-day experience for adult pianists to explore the many facets of piano playing in a supportive, fun atmosphere that promotes a positive attitude towards practising and performing. Students are coached in prepared solo repertoire and new ensemble pieces. There are classes in musical style, interpretation, memorization, technique and performance anxiety.

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Clinician for 2019 

Edwin Gnandt


With a career that has extended over 30 years, Edwin Gnandt has enjoyed a varied collaborative life in music. Performances have taken him to major centers such as St. Petersburg, Russia; Edinburgh, Scotland; New York, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Portland, Seattle, Indianapolis, Des Moines, Sioux Falls, Lincoln, University of Wisconsin, Grand Rapids, Denver, Charlottetown, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Brandon, Regina, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Penticton, Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat. Recent presentations at international conferences include the Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities (HICAH), the International Journal of Arts & Sciences Conference (IJAS) in Barcelona, Spain and in 2016, the IJAS Conference in Venice, Italy. His piano students have gone on to graduate studies at various prestigious institutions such as: Juilliard School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Eastman School of Music, Westminster Choir College, McGill University, University of Toronto and the University of Ottawa.

“One of the best parts was being together with other adults who share this crazy passion of ours to play the piano! 

- Robin Harrison (1932-2013), former Clinician

The Value of Cassa Adult Piano

"I learned so much. I literally feel like I got 3 months’ worth of practicing during those 3 days! It was AMAZING. I wish I could do something like this every month.”

- Eric Klaszus, 2017 Participant

Quotes from Previous Participants

"I learned a lot and met a fabulous group of instructors and adult participants.  It increased my motivation and inspiration, which is what I’ve really needed.  I was able to hear beautiful piano playing."

"I liked the guest clinicians as well as the positive feedback from the teachers.  The duet was fun." 

"The clinicians were wonderful and encouraging and helpful.  I also really enjoyed the talks as they were very insightful and thought provoking."

"I liked the exposure to different instructors."

"It was fantastic and there was very encouraging teaching.  I liked meeting high-caliber musicians and hearing their thoughts"

"I loved the masterclasses very much.  ...the length of Adult Piano is just right with a wonderful quality of instructors.  The one hour masterclasses did disappear quickly..."

"Having so many varied opinions and advice definitely enriched my learning"

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