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April 22, 2009

World renowned pianist to present Master Class at Birmingham-Southern College

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— Phyllis Alpert Lehrer, professor of piano and director of graduate piano pedagogy at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, N.J., will present a 2009 Hugh and Barbara Thomas Master Class at Birmingham-Southern April 29 in the BSC Hill Recital Hall from 10 a.m. to noon. Her workshop and lecture, titled “Using Science and Pedagogy to Improve Practice Habits in Your Students, from Elementary to Advanced Levels,” is free and open to the public.

Lehrer is internationally known as a performer, teacher, clinician, author and adjudicator. Her career as a soloist, collaborative artist and clinician has received critical acclaim around the world. She is a founding member of the International Society for the Study of Tension in Performance and contributes regularly to the Music Teachers National Association, National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, European Piano Teachers Association Conference, and World Piano Pedagogy Conference.

The class is part of the Hugh and Barbara Thomas Master Class Series at BSC presented by Thomas and Jennifer Waters.

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