5.Newsletter

5.Newsletter

2015 News letter 【PDF
TOPICS
1.Time for Teamwork!- Duo with Dialogue Makes Double Effect
  • Biggest Number of Participants Ever in 2015!
  • Pre-Elementary for Duo,and 2,849 Pairs in Total
  • Concerto with Two Pianos
  • The Extended Role of the 2nd Teacher- POST System
  • More Dialogues in New Musical Analysis Booklet
  • 12 Alumni Participated in the Chopin Competition
  • Active Learning Scheme in Studio Visiting Program
  • Teachers' License System Enhances Lifelong Learning
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  • Oustanding Young Piano Teachers!
  • Whom Do You Study With?
2.More Identities,More Ideas in STEP
Stages for 45,126 People!
Making Stage Debut Whenever Ready!
Stations Increased 4 Times in 10 Years
  • Making the First Public Stage Debut with Family Members
  • STEP Passport for Reviewing the Entire Study Process
  • A Workshop to Learn How to Behave on Stage Play Own Compositions
  • Encouraging Male Participants of All Ages
  • Local High School Students Performed Musical Medley
  • Stage for Teachers, Organization and Participation for 10 years
  • STEP is for a Lifetime! Four Achieved 100 Stages
  • Truly Blended Sounds from a Senior Couple Duo
  • A Flash Mob of 70 Musicians Wrap Up STEP
3.Awards & Achievements of PTNA Members
  • Ryota Yamazaki, Youngest Grand Prize Winner Ever
  • Special Categories for Teenagers!
  • Branch Concerts featuring Past Grand Prize Winners
  • STEP, as Rehearsals and Reviews of Competitions
4. Special Feature
More Speculative Perspectives in Performance and Teaching
  • "Encyclopedia of Keyboard Instruments" was Launched
  • New Trends in Public Recording Concert Series
  • Brain Scientist Proves the Effect of Piano Playing
Grand Prize Winner 2015:
Sayako SHINONAGA
Yasuko Fukuda Prize :
Yukine Kuroki
Yasuko Furumi
2014 News letter 【PDF
TOPICS
1. More Intense,Personal Voices Delivered via Network
Network helps shape the individual identity as a piano teacher
(1) Know & Improve Oneself
  • An Event for Newcomers Enhances Self-Awareness
  • Knowing How You Play Changes How You Teach
  • Find Suitable Seminars from 500 to Improve Various Skills
(2) Shape & Express Oneself
  • Conceptualized Programs for Recording Concerts
  • Sharing Personal Experiences with a Wider Audience
  • STEP Encourages Teachers to Perform, Create, Research
(3) Share & Connect Each Other
  • Teachers'Matching Service Applies 360-Degree Feedback
2.How Do We Cultivate In-depth, Multiple Views?
(1) Versatile Skills for Teachers
  • Interdisciplinary Learning is Increasing
  • Survey it! Music Mapping on Piano Encyclopedia
  • Analyze it! Gaining One's Own Perspective
  • Create it! Arrangement Techniques for Teachers
  • How Did They Teach Gold Medalists?
  • A Guidebook Shows Roadmap to Competitions
(2) Education for Early Childhood
  • Group Stage Performances Nurture Self-Identity?
  • Not a Competition, but Final Concert for Grade A2
3. Competition for Learning & Social Contribution
(1) For In-depth Learning
  • Ryota Yamazaki, Youngest Grand Prize Winner Ever
  • Special Categories for Teenagers!
  • Branch Concerts featuring Past Grand Prize Winners
  • STEP, as Rehearsals and Reviews of Competitions
(2) For Social Contribution
  • Contributions via Mobile Phone from Halls
  • Piano Room Sharing Service Helps Finalists
  • Arrange a Concert in Vienna for Two Grand Winners
  • CrossGiving, Successfully Funded
  • The 2nd IFPS in Tokyo!
(3) Prizes & Awards
4. Special Feature
  • Continuation Is the Key to Improvement
  • PTNA Passport Keeps Record of All Performances
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Grand Prize Winner 2014:
Ryota YAMAZAKI
2013 News letter 【PDF
TOPICS
Ideas from Everywhere!
PTNA Branches & Stations Think Globally, Act Locally
  • How the"PTNA Community Network"Works
  • Conferences of PTNA Branches
  • Support from Local Sponsors & Media
  • Satellite Station Logo Marks Symbolize Local Specialty
  • Increase in the Number of Affiliated Competitions
  • STEP Lecture Concert (Talk Concert)
  • Public Recording Concerts
Raise Individual Ability As a Teacher & As a Student
  • PTNA Piano Competition,who was the top of 40,677?
  • Yasuko Fukuda Scholarship Audition Discovers Talents!
  • Enjoy Ensembles at STEP
  • When Did They Start To Join STEP?
  • Let's Do Peer Learning!
  • PTNA e-learning Programs Become More Handy
  • Live Musical Analysis on ipad
  • Writing Program Notes Encourages Learning?
  • Senior Members Welcome New Members
  • Continuous Effort for Disaster Affected Schools
For the Society, For the Future of Music!
  • PTNA CrossGiving Project
  • Collaboration between Music Colleges
  • Promote One's Favorite Composers
  • A Book Born from Online Articles
  • Teachers Introduction Service Extends
  • Memorial Service with Music for Late Yasuko Fukuda
  • International Federation of Piano Societies (IFPS) Launched!
  • Guests from Abroad
  • Awards& Prizes
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Grand Prize Winner 2014:
Rui URAYAMA
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Yasuko Fukuda Prize
Ryota YAMAZAKI
2012 News letter 【PDF
TOPICS
Go Public, And Be More Mutually Beneficial, A Way For The Sustainable Growth
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PTNA CrossGiving Project Encourages Mutual Support
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PTNA Will Serve For Piano & Music Teachers
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Young Talents To Be Supported by Public At Large
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Ministry of Education Awarded PTNA
Seeking for Integrated & Comprehensive Learning
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Well-Balanced Learning Program for Teachers (Teaching, Playing, Writing, Reporting)
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Detailed & Deepened Topics At Teachers' Seminars
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Let's Do"Peer Learning"!
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E-Learning For Home Study And Group Discussions
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How IT Innovation Changes Daily Piano Lessons?
Networks Become Cross-Cultural & Multi-Layered
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PTNA Piano Competition 2012 and Grand Prize winner
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1st Facebook Audience Prize
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STEP Used As Rehearsals
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Public Recording Concerts Go To Regional Areas
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20 min PTNA program on Internet Radio "OTTAVA"
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PTNA Articles Accessible on National Diet Library DB
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CEO Gave Speeches at Conference in Italy & US
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Cross Cultural Concerts
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Guests From Abroad, Awards& Prizes
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Grand Prize Winner 2012:
  Nozomu SUGAWARA
2011 News letter 【PDF
TOPICS
After 3.11 in Japan; Revival Through Music
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Generosity of people & Solidality of musicians
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PTNA members try to get back their music lives
Taking Initiatives For Now & Future
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Committee-led charities & benevolence of artists
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Free hall rental for charity concerts
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Free teaching service for evacuees
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Music Funds launched & Donating prize money
Education For Next Generations
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Listen and evaluate performances as student jury
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Materials for supporting analytic study
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PTNA starts e-learning service!
Get Together, Music Together!
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PTNA Piano STEP commemorates 15th anniversary
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A lecture on the Liszt's composition and life
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PTNA gave presentation at FACP conference
Tomoki SAKATA
Grand Prize Winner 2011:
  Tomoki SAKATA
Aimi KOBAYASHI
Yasuko Fukuda Prize 2011:
   Aimi KOBAYASHI
2010 News letter 【PDF
TOPICS
PTNA starts Networking Local Competitions
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for more diversity in playing and learning opportunities
Create A Variety of Career Paths for Piano Teachers
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PTNA Piano Festival 2010 "Haydn and Mozart"
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Lecture concert features Chopin's dance music
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A new way to enjoy competition; 1 Ustream & 4 Twitters
Create Musical Environments for Youth
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Do little kids need a stage and audience?
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Piano Encyclopedia from kids to adult
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Competition encourages analytical study on scores
Create Local to Local, Peer to Peer Networks
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Public recording concert for recording & donation
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Yasuko Fukuda scholarship foundation established
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PTNA online article goes to publishing
2010
Grand Prize Winner 2010:
Tomoyo UMEMURA
2009 News letter 【PDF
TOPICS
Lesson Study Tour Begins!
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An event for advanced ideas and active networking
Development of Teachers; co-development of students and parents
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New pathways for advanced teachers in teachers' examinations
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Seminars focusing on early music education
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How parents make a good musical environment?
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Lang Lang gave masterclass for young talents
Dynamism in the Society; Concerts with Various Collaborators
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A concert for "300 years anniversary of piano"
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115 collaborators for school concert project
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"Music Branch" concert brings rich morning
Detail & Diversity; Visualisations of Individual Activities
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How to find a right teacher out of 6000?
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Synergy, the new way of concert promotion
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New chairperson of PTNA is elected
2009
Grand Prize Winner 2009:
  Mizuho NAKADA
Tomoki SAKATA
Yasuko Fukuda Prize 2009:
  Tomoki SAKATA
2008 News letter 【PDF
TOPICS
Piano Teachers Appear on Stage
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150% increase in 3 years
For Teachers; Seminars & Lectures
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10 Early Keyboard on stage
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New Guidbook for Lesson Management
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3 Major Renewals on Teachers' Projects
For Students; Competition & STEP
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40,416 participated in PTNA Piano Competition
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Play with professionals at variation STEP
For Society; Social Networking
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Swing between schools and halls
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Access pass, actie partnership
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Japanese music go abroad
Grand Prize Winner 2008:
  Keina SATO
2007 News letter 【PDF
TOPICS
Gathering at PTNA 40th Anniversary Events!
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Concert at Suntory Hall "Evening of Piano Concerti" with NHK Symphony Orchestra
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National Liaison Conference commemorating PTNA's 40th anniversary
PTNA Piano Competition
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A greatest number of 39,067 participants in 2007
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The importance of competition introduced in music journals
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A high school student wins the New Composition Award
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2006 grand prize winner tours in Italy
PTNA Piano STEP
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Expanding variety of projects/ popular arrange STEP, Mozart STEP,Analyse STEP etc.
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For kids! Show case of mini concerts
Website & others
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PTNA piano website contributes to expanding music
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Over 12,000 pieces in the piano repertoire encyclopedia
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PTNA act as a go-between; finding teachers and collaborative pianists
2007
Grand Prize Winner 2007:
  Yuhi OZAKI
Yasuko Fukuda Prize 2007:
  Law Matthew
2006 News letter 【PDF
TOPICS
11,000 Piano Teachers Network Expands!
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300 branches, stations and committees are volantarily involved
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Commmittee-led events "Zimerman Talks about the Heart of Music" etc.
30th PTNA Piano Competition
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Young talent meets Prof.Zelikman at Jr.G masterclass
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Winners' concert with an international guest
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Grand prize winner 2005 made concert tour in Italy!
PTNA Piano STEP
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A high school girl, 50 stages in 8 years..!
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Hand written comments for learning support
Seminars, Website, other activities
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Pianists and teachers play for kids in local schools
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Piano Encyclopedia encourages active online learning
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Yasuko Nakayama looked back the 40 years of PTNA history
Grand Prize Winner 2006:
  Hitomi MAEYAMA
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