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Talk About Teaching

You are invited to meet, greet, and Talk About Teaching, on the second Monday of every other month, September 2016 through May 2017. We meet at Nancy Breth’s studio.

No structure, no agenda: the titles below are just for getting started. Any topic is welcome; anybody is welcome—teachers, parents, friends.

  • 10 a.m. until noon
  • 1493 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 103, McLean VA 22101. Very important: follow the driving directions at brethstudio.net.
  • Repertoire September 12.

         Ensemble November 14.

         Sightreading January 9.

         Technique March 13.

         Summer projects May 8.



Fairfax Symphony Feuer Competition Saturday, April 22. Application deadline: April 17 at 4 p.m Click here for contact info.

Southeastern Piano Festival June 18-24, 2017 (Ages 13-18) Application Deadline:  March 15, 2017  Click here for complete details.

Great Composers Competition Series Free Entries Feb. 21-28 for Best Haydn Performance:  Instrumentalists, Singers & Ensembles.  Click here for complete details.

2017 City of Fairfax Band Young Artist Competition Application Deadline: February 10, 2017  $2,000 Cash Award for one NOVA High School junior or senior   Flyer      Application

Robert & Frances Allen 2017 Young Artist Competition
9019 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA  22031

A third year competition for pianists ages 8-13.  Applications Open: October 10, 2016; Application deadline: November 14, 2016
Competition Guidelines 2017   Application Form 2017

Concerts & Events

America’s Musical Keepsakes  May 7, 2017 4:00 P.M. Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus

2017 Winner of City of Fairfax Band Young Artist Competition
Young Artist Concert Appearance:  Saturday May 13, 2017 at Woodson High School

2017 Young Artist Competition First Place Winner’s Performance:  Sunday June 11, 2017 at Providence Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, VA.

Available Positions

Teachers wanted at All That & Jazz Seeking piano and other instrumental teachers in Montclair, VA.  Click here for complete details and contact info.

Volunteer Piano Player/Teacher for local non-profit “Life With Cancer” therapeutic singing group (associated with Inova in Fairfax, VA.) Contact: Michelle Bronzo, MA, LPC, CT  Click here for complete details and contact info.

 Catholic Music Director in DC Click here for complete details and contact info.


For Sale

High-end Harpsichord Click here for photos and more info.

1929 Steinway BG Piano  Click here for photos and more info.

Yamaha GB1 Grand Piano  Click here for photos.

Harpsichord for Sale Click here for photos and more info.

Conover BG Piano Click here for photos and more info.