Caffè Musica is honored to host the first presentation of Music Teacher Showcases in a new program of the Seattle Music Teachers Association. SMTA is a non-profit whose membership is comprised of professional music educators. It is a Chapter of the Washington State Music Teachers Association and the Music Teachers National Association.
Laura Dean presents Memories of Cuba. Piano selections include compositions from Ernesto Lecuona, Igancio Cervantes, and Manuel M. Ponce along with traditional songs. Laura's music education travels include journeys to France, Mexico, Montana, Oregon, Alaska, and most recently, Cuba. She collects stories, photographs, and inspiration for her solo programs and educational residencies.
Dr. Levi Larson is passionate about the multifaceted world in which music lives. He believes playing the piano is not so much about practicing for hours on end, but rather about building character, self-discovery and creating a unique voice and expressive outlet. He pays homage in this performance to teachers and their students and will incorporate works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Carl Czerny, and Franz Liszt.