Da Capo Visiting Artist Series

Piano Weekend
January 10-12, 2020

Fay Adams
Christopher Liccardo
Reed Tetzloff

Piano Weekend is a three-day annual event for Suzuki students, parents, and teachers at the Suzuki Music Schools of Westport and Orange. Participants can enjoy master classes and group classes taught by award-winning visiting faculty.This year we are delighted to bring eminent piano Teacher Trainers Faye Adams and Christopher Liccardo to work with our students.

International prize-winning pianist Reed Tetzloff will be performing a FREE Pillow Concert on January 12th at 3PM to close our weekend. Please get your free tickets here to ensure a spot in the audience!

Amy Nathan, renowned author, ​will present a talk and facilitate a discussion for parents related to her books The Young Musician's Survival Guide: Tips From Teens and Pros and her recently released Making Time For Making Music: How to Bring Music into Your Busy Life.

Faye Adams

Fay Swadley Adams is an Associate Professor of Piano Emerita at the University of Tennessee and is director of the Suzuki Piano School of Knoxville. She is a registered Suzuki piano teacher trainer and served on the Suzuki piano review committee. Her awards include: Tennessee Teacher of the Year awarded by the Tennessee Music Teachers Association, Outstanding Teacher Award from the Tennessee Governor’s School, former member of the SAA and MTNA board of directors, YWCA Outstanding Woman in the Arts, Chancellor’s Citation for Service to the University of Tennessee, the first annual Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award for the UT School of Music, the University of Tennessee Volunteer Spirit Award and, most recently, the MTNA National Teacher of the Year. 

Christopher Liccardo

Christopher Liccardo is in demand as a clinician throughout the United States. He is the Associate Director of the Lawrence Eisman Center for Preparatory Studies in Music at Queens College in New York City, and is the founder and coordinator of the Suzuki piano program. Mr. Liccardo has also acted as Piano Coordinator for the SAA’s biennial conference and has, on several occasions, taught master classes at the conference. He is a contributor to the book “10 Teachers’ Viewpoints on Suzuki Piano”. In 2009, Mr. Liccardo edited and published two volumes for pianists, entitled “Repertoire for the Intermediate Pianist, Volumes A and B”. Companion CDs are available and feature Mr. Liccardo and his son, Joseph, a concert pianist and national winner of the MTNA High School and Collegiate (Young Artist) competitions.

Amy Nathan

Amy Nathan is the award-winning author of several books for young people, including Meet the Musicians, The Young Musician’s Survival Guide, and Yankee Doodle Gals. She lives in upstate New York. The Young Musician's Survival Guide: Tips from Teens and Pros continues Nathan's list of respected nonfiction titles. In this 2000 title the author interviews eighteen professional musicians—among them Wynton Marsalis and James Galway—as well as student musicians about everything from picking the best instrument and finding the best place to practice to overcoming performance jitters. Praising Nathan for maintaining "an encouraging but honest tone throughout," School Library Journal contributor Renee Steinberg cited the book's photos as well as its slant toward committed, dedicated young musicians.

Reed Tetzloff

Tetzloff has been a top prizewinner of numerous international competitions. As a semi-finalist in the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition, one of the world’s most prestigious, his performances were widely acclaimed in the Russian media, where he was compared to Van Cliburn and dubbed “the lyric hero of the competition,” and noted by listeners around the globe. A proponent of complex and often neglected repertoire, including that of the American canon, Reed Tetzloff seeks to broaden his audience’s horizons through performances that frequently pair music with verbal commentary. 

The young American pianist, Reed Tetzloff, has distinguished himself one of the brightest stars of a new generation of musicians. He enthralls audiences with his “magical tone” (The Cincinnati Enquirer) and “ebullient” virtuosity (Gramophone Magazine).

Master Classes with Faye Adams

January 10, 2020     4:00-6:00pm            Orange Campus

Master Classes & Group Classes with Faye Adams and Christopher Liccardo

January 11, 2020     9:00am-Noon         Westport Campus

Master Classes & Group Classes with Faye Adams and Christopher Liccardo

January 11, 2020      1:00-4:00pm          Westport Campus

Master Classes & Group Classes with Faye Adams and Christopher Liccardo

January 12, 2020      1:00-3:00pm         Westport Campus

Pillow Concert featuring Reed Tetzloff

January 12, 2020        3:00pm      Blake Recitall Hall, Westport Campus


Lecture Discussion with Amy Nathan

January 12, 2020        4:00pm       For Parents and Students       Westport Campus

Beating those Practice-Time Blues:                                                                 

Advice from Pros on What Helped Them As Kids




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