Presentations and Concerts

To Invite Me

To invite me to give a presentation and/or concert, please go to the Contact page, send me your idea, and I will write back soon.

Presentations for Piano Teachers

Forrest Giving Teaching Demonstration at NCKP 2015

Forrest Giving Teaching Demonstration at NCKP 2015

Learn about the various presentations I give for piano teachers at conferences, chapter meetings, or in private studios.

Learn about my all-day Intensives on Pattern Play or Chord Play for groups of ten piano teachers.

Presentations for the General Public

Learn about my concerts and presentations for the general public on creativity, music, or intuitive learning.

A Short Film and YouTube

Watch a short film that was made of a presentation I gave for piano teachers in Kitchener, Ontario in 2011.

Click here and also here to see clips of a recent concert in which I improvised pieces for audience members based on notes they gave me.

 

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2017 Calendar of Selected Events

January 7, 2017  Lake Stevens, WA

Pattern Play Intensive

January 21-22, 2017  Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Pattern Play Intensive

Chord Play Intensive

February 25, 2017      Salem, OR

Concert with Kevin Helppie

March 18-21, 2017  Baltimore, MD

MTNA National Conference

Improvisation Masterclass

March 22, 2017  Willow Grove, PA

Northern Delaware Valley chapter of PMTA

Presentation: “Where’s the Creativity?”

April 1, 2017  Arlington, WA

Pattern Play Intensives

April 12, 2017  Bonn, Germany

Klavierhaus Klavins

Workshop on Improvisation for Teachers

May 20-21, 2017  Gig Harbor, WA

Intensives

June 22-23, 2017  Shoreline, WA

WSMTA Conference

Presentations on the Four Arts of Music

June 30-July 4, 2017  Santa Clara, CA

Guest Artist at MTAC Conference (Music Teachers Association of California)

Five Presentations:

Four Arts Concert (with vocalist Kevin Helppie)

Teaching Songwriting (with vocalist Kevin Helppie)

Improvisation Masterclass

Presentation:  Performers vs. Creators

Small Group Session

July 20, 2017   Seattle, WA

Pattern Play Intensive, Level One

July 22, 2017   Everett, WA

Chord Play Intensive

July 25, 2017   Seattle, WA

Pattern Play Intensive, Level One

July 26, 2017   Seattle, WA

Pattern Play Intensive, Level Two

July 27, 2017   Everett, WA

Chord Play Intensive

September 22-23    Moscow, ID 

IMTA Conference (Idaho Music Teachers Association) Keynote Presenter:

Concert: Four Arts of Music

Improvisation Masterclass

Demonstration Lesson

Presentation:  Teaching the Four Arts of Music

October 14, 2017  Concord, NH

NHMTA Quad State Convention

Conference Clinician

October 21-22, 2017  Hingham, MA

Pattern Play Intensive

Chord Play Intensive

October 29, 2017  Portland, OR

NATS NW Regional Conference

Presentation:  Improvisation for Singers

November 27, 2017  Bellevue, WA

Eastside Chapter of WSMTA

Presentation:  Artistry, Musicality, and Creativity from Lesson One

 

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2016 Calendar of Selected Events

February 9, 2016    Mount Vernon, WA

Presentation for Skagit Valley Chapter of WSMTA

February 9, 2016     Portland, OR

“Teaching Songwriting” —Workshop for OMTA

March 4, 2016  Lawrenceville, NJ

Presentation for Piano Teacher Forum

March 5, 2016  Robbinsville, NJ

Pattern Play Intensive

March 12-13, 2016  Concord, NH

Pattern Play Intensive

April 2-6, 2016  San Antonio, TX

MTNA National Conference

May 3, 2016  Monmouth, OR

Concert with Vocalist Kevin Helppie at WOU

May 5, 2016  Salem, OR

Presentation and Pattern Play Intensive

May 17, 2016  Bellingham, WA

Masterclasses on the Four Arts of Music

May 19, 2016  Seattle, WA

Presentation for Seattle Chapter of WSMTA

June 20-21, 2016     Rochester, NY

Clinician for the Rochester Piano Teacher’s Guild 

Nine Different Presentations at the Annual Conference

July 1-5, 2016       Los Angeles, CA

Guest Artist at the MTAC Conference

Three Presentations

August 13-14, 2016       Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Presentations at RCM Summer Summit

August 20-21, 2016       Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Presentations at RCM Summer Summit

October 8, 2016      Marysville, WA

District 1 and 2 Conference

Co-Conference Clinician with Jody Graves

October 14, 2016      Willow Grove,  PA

Presentations for Bucks County Chapter

October 15-16, 2016      Robbinsville,  NJ

Pattern Play Intensive (Level 2)

Chord Play Intensive

October 17, 2016      Springfield,  NJ

Pattern Play Mini-Intensive

October 19, 2016      Montclair State U.,  NJ

Presentation for NAFME Collegiate Chapter

October 20, 2016       Madison, NJ

The Music Educators Association of New Jersey

Presentation: The Four Arts of Music

 

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2015 Calendar of Selected Events

March 15, 2015  Bala Cynwyd, PA

Concert for Bala Cynwyd Library Concert Series

March 17 , 2015    Philadelphia, PA

Concert at Thomas Jefferson Medical College

March 18, 2015   Merion Station, PA

Presentations at three high schools.

March 19, 2015    Abington, PA

Concert at Penn State

March 21-25, 2015   Las Vegas, NV

MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) Conference

Showcase:  Teaching Sight Reading, Improvising, Arranging, and Interpreting—in Every Lesson!

Forrest Interviewed by Sam Holland at NCIP 2015

Forrest Interviewed by Sam Holland at NCIP 2015

April 17, 2015  El Dorado Hills, CA

Presentation for Music Teachers: The Four Arts of Music

April 17 , 2015    El Dorado Hills, CA

Concert at Stokes Music Studio and Event Center

April 18, 2015   Davis, CA

Three Master Classes

Pattern Play 1 Intensive

April 19, 2015   Davis, CA

Chord Play 1 Intensive

June 19-21, 2015   Welches (Mt. Hood), OR

Oregon Music Teacher Association State Conference

Presentation: The Four Arts of Music

Presentation: The Art of Interpreting

Improvisation Master Class

Presentation: Stories of the Masters

July 3-6, 2015   San Jose, CA

MTAC (Music Teachers Association of California) Conference

Forrest Giving Teaching Demonstration at MTAC Conference 2015

Forrest Giving Teaching Demonstration at MTAC Conference 2015

Presentation: The Four Arts of Music

Small Group Session: Creative Practicing

Improvisation Master Class

Small Group Session: Improvisation Teaching Training

July 19, 2015   Menucha, OR

Harmony Roads Conference

Presentation: Teaching the Four Arts of Music

July 29 to August 1, 2015   Lombard, IL

NCKP (National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy)

Pre-Conference Session: The Flavors and Styles of Chords

Pre-Conference Session: From No to Flow: Enabling Anyone to Improvise

Plenary Session, Teaching Demonstration:  A “Four Arts” Lesson

Presentation: Essential Ideas—Teaching Improvising, Arranging, and Composing

Presentation: Creative Practicing and the Art of Interpreting

September 18, 2015 Sacramento, CA

Chord Play 1 Intensive

September 19, 2015   Davis, CA

Pattern Play 2 Intensive

September 20, 2015   Davis, CA

Chord Play 2 Intensive

September 21, 2015 Sacramento, CA

Pattern Play 1 Intensive

September 26, 2015  Victoria, B.C. Canada

Pattern Play 1 Intensive

October 5-12  Toronto, ON, Canada

Filming Videos for Royal Conservatory of Music

October 17  Bellevue, WA

Benefit Concert for Children’s Hospital with Andrea Rackl, pianist

October 22-25  Fort Myers, FL

FSMTA Conference (Florida State Music Teacher Association)

October 30-31, 2015   Portland, OR

Pattern Play 1 and Chord Play 1 Intensives

 

 

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2014 Calendar of Public Events

January 11, 2014  Redmond, WA

Concert of World Songs

March 8-9, 2014    Eugene, OR

One-Day Pattern Play Intensive

One-Day Chord Play Intensive

March 14, 2014   Seattle, WA

Benefit Performance for FamilyWorks

March 22 – 26, 2014    Chicago, Ill

Presentation at MTNA 2014

Presentation at MTNA 2014

MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) Conference

Presentation:  From Random to Rhythm: Helping All Students Improvise

April 11-12, 2014   State College, PA

Concert: The Four Arts of Music

Workshops:  Improvising and Arranging

June 1 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Workshop at RCM’s Wide Open House

June 2-6  Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Teacher Training at the Royal Conservatory School

June 7  Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Workshop at the Arcadia School of Music

June 21  Victoria, B.C. Canada

Benefit Concert with vocalist Kevin Helppie

June 27   Portland, OR

National Federation of Music Clubs Annual Conference

Keynote Speech: The Secret of Teaching

June 28-July 1   Los Angeles, CA

Music Teachers Association of California Conference

Presentation:  Creative Practicing

Presentation: The Art of Interpreting

Small Group Session:  Creativity

Two Showcases:  Pattern Play and Chord Play

Improvising at Presentation, MTNA 2014

Improvising at Presentation, MTNA 2014

July 8 – 11, 2014  Dallas, TX

SMU-IPT Conference

Concert:  The Four Arts of Music

Demonstration Lesson: Four Arts in One Lesson

Lab Session:  Beyond Major and Minor

Presentation: Stories of the Masters

Presentation: Creative Practicing

Presentation:  Beyond Correct: Cultivating the Art of Interpreting

Group Improvisation

Pattern Play / Chord Play Showcase

July 26-27, 2014   Portland, OR

Pattern Play 2 Intensive

Chord Play 2 Intensive

October 1, 2014   Gig Harbor, WA

Improvisation Masterclass for Gig Harbor Chapter of WSMTA

October 10, 2014   Tigard, Oregon

Tualatin Valley District of Oregon Music Teachers Association

Presentation at Chapter Meeting  

Pattern Play Workshops

October 11, 2014   Newburg, Oregon

Chord Play 1 Intensive

October 17-18, 2014   Boulder, CO

Concert and Workshops at Colorado University

November 15, 2014   Seattle, WA

Benefit Concert for the Clowns at Children’s Hospital

 

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2013 Calendar of Public Events

January 14, 2013    Bellevue, WA

Workshop for the Eastside Music Teacher’s Association

February 2, 2013   Oxford, England

Presentation at MTNA, 2013

Presentation at MTNA, 2013

Workshop on Pattern Play and Chord Play

February 8-9, 2013   London, England

Two-Day Intensive on Pattern Play and Chord Play

February 12, 2013   London, England

Workshop at Chappells, 152-160 Wardour Street

February 16, 2013   London, England

Workshop for the Piano Teacher’s Course at Purcell School of Music

March 9-13, 2013    Anaheim, CA

MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) Conference

April 15, 2013   Honolulu, Hawaii

Workshop for Teachers at Punahou Music School

June 7-9, 2013   Indiana, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association Conference

June 28 – July 2, 2013   Santa Clara, CA

MTAC (Music Teachers Association of California) Conference

July 16-19, 2013   Tukwila, Washington

Summer Intensives on Pattern Play and Chord Play

July 24 – 27, 2013   Lombard, Illinois

NCKP (National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy)

July 28, 2013  Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Canada RCM Summer Summit

July 29, 2013   Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

Benefit Concert for Children's Hospital, 2013

Benefit Concert for Children’s Hospital, 2013

Cosmo Music, 10 Via Renzo Drive

August 1-3, 2013  Portland, Oregon

Intensives on Pattern Play and Chord Play

September 21-23, 2013   Davis, California

Intensives on Pattern Play and Chord Play

October 2, 2013   Gig Harbor, Washington

WSMTA (Washington State Music Teachers Association) Chapter Meeting

October 14, 2013   Eugene, Oregon

OMTA (Oregon Music Teachers Association) Chapter Meeting

October 19-20, 2013   Victoria, BC, Canada

NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Northwest Regional Conference

November 16, 2013   Seattle, WA

Benefit Concert for the Clowns at Children’s Hospital

 

 

 

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2012 Calendar of Public Events

March 27, 2012    New York City, New York

MTNA Conference
Topic: The Chord Play Series and Pattern Play Book 6

April 12, 2012    San Antonio, TX

UTSA Arts Building, Rm. 3.01.30F One UTSA Circle San Antonio, TX
Topic: Pattern Play

April 13, 2012    San Antonio, TX

RBC Music 4415 Centerview Dr., PO Box 29128 San Antonio, TX

April 14, 2012    Austin, TX

Bachus Conservatory 8000 Anderson Square, #113 Austin, TX
Topic: The Chord Play Series and the Pattern Play Series

May 7, 2012    Markham, Ontario, Canada

Pro-Music 5051 Hwy 7 East, Unit 1B Markham, ON
Topic: The Chord Play Series and Pattern Play Book 6

May 8, 2012     Toronto Ontario, Canada

Long & McQuade Clinic Hall 935 Bloor St. W Toronto, ON
Topic: The Chord Play Series and Pattern Play Book 6

May 9, 2012     Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Long & McQuade 3180 Mainway Dr. Burlington, ON
Topic: The Chord Play Series and Pattern Play Book 6

May 10, 2012     Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Music Plus Corporation 5 Michael Street Kitchener, ON
Topic: The Chord Play Series and Pattern Play Book 6

May 11, 2012    London, Ontario, Canada

Long & McQuade Recital Hall 364 Richmond St. London, ON
Topic: The Chord Play Series and Pattern Play Book 6

May 23, 2012     Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Darren’s Music Place Ltd. #5 – 405 Circle Drive East Saskatoon, SK
Topic: The Chord Play Series and Pattern Play Book 6

May 24, 2012    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Irene Besse Keyboards 6999 – 11th St. SE Calgary, AB
Topic: The Chord Play Series and Pattern Play Book 6

May 25, 2012    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Knox United Church 8307 109 St Edmonton, AB
Topic: The Chord Play Series and Pattern Play Book 6

June 6, 2012      Northglenn, Colorado

CSMTA (Colorado State Music Teachers Association) Conference

June 15 to 17, 2012     Grapevine, TX

TMTA (Texas Music Teachers Association) Conference

June 18- 20, 2012     Bellingham, WA

WSMTA (Washington State Music Teachers Association) Conference
Topic: The Chord Play Series and Pattern Play Book 6

June 29, 2012     Stevenson, WA

Oregon Music Teachers Association Conference
Topic: The Chord Play Series and Pattern Play Series

June 30 to July 2, 2012     San Diego, CA

MTAC Conference
Topics: Showcases on Chord Play and Pattern Play

Improvisation Master Class
Stories of the Masters: The Shift from Improvisation to Interpretation

July 11, 2012    Victoria, B.C., Canada

Long and McQuade Music Education Centre 2822 Nanaimo St. Victoria, BC
Topic: The Chord Play Series and Pattern Play Book 6

July 12, 2012      North Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Long & McQuade 1363 Main Street North Vancouver, BC
Topic: The Chord Play Series and Pattern Play Book 6

July 13, 2012     Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Long & McQuade Presentation Room 368 Terminal Avenue Vancouver, BC
Topic: The Chord Play Series and Pattern Play Book 6

July 18-21, 2012      Seattle, WA

Summer Intensives (see above for more information)

July 28- 29, 2012     Vancouver, BC

RCM Pedagogy Summit: “Inspiring the Whole Musician”
Topics: The Four Arts: A Model for Music Education
A Brief History of Piano Pedagogy

August 1-4, 2012       Seattle, WA

Summer Intensives

August 6-7, 2012      Minneapolis, Minnesota

Schmitt Music Expo

September 21-22, 2012      Moses Lake, Washington

Recital and workshops.

October 16, 2012      Seattle, Washington

Seattle Music Teachers Association

October 26-27, 2012      Appleton, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Music Teachers Association Conference

November 3, 2012      Champaign, IL

Illinois Music Teachers Association Conference

November 9, 2012      Winchester, Virginia

Virginia Music Teachers Association Conference

 

 

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2011 Calendar of Public Events

March 26-29, 2011   Milwaukee, Wisconsin

MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) Conference

April 5, 2011   Vancouver, BC

Long & McQuade 368 Terminal Ave

April 6, 2011   Richmond, BC

Long & McQuade 6760 No. 3 Road

April 7, 2011   Port Coquitlam, BC

Long & McQuade 1360 Dominion Ave

April 8, 2011   Victoria, BC

Long & McQuade 756 Hillside Ave.

April 15, 2011   Portland, OR

Workshop on Pattern Play for piano teachers

May 10, 2011  New Providence, NJ

Elefante Music  1790 Springfield Ave.

May 11, 2011   Stratford, Ontario, Canada

Stratford Public Library 19 St. Andrew St

May 12, 2011   Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

Cosmo Music 10 Via Renzo Drive

May 13, 2011   Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Music Plus Corporation 5 Michael Street

May 14, 2011   Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Long & McQuade Clinic Hall 935 Bloor St. W

June 3-4, 2011     Tuscon, AZ

Arizona State Music Teachers Conference

June 6, 2001   Gilbert, AZ

Music & Arts 891 E Baseline Road Suite 101

June 13, 2011   The Dalles, OR

Mid Columbia Music Teachers

July 2, 2011   Oakland, CA

MTAC  Conference (Music Teachers Association of California)

July 7-9, 2011   Regina, SK, Canada

CFMTA Conference

July 14-15, 2011   Tukwila, WA

Two-day Summer Creativity Intensive

July 23-24, 2011    Toronto, Ontario, Canada

RCM Creativity Summit

July 25, 2011    Carmel, Indiana

Piano Solutions Recital Hall, 290 West Carmel Drive

July 26, 2011    Decatur, IL

Millikin University, Perkinson Music Center, Kaeuper Hall 1184 West Main St

July 27, 2011    Naperville, IL

Music & Arts 1512 N. Naper Blvd, Ste #180

July 28-30, 2011    Chicago, IL

National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy

August 1, 2011    Overland Park, KS

Schmitt Music Recital Hall

August 10-11, 2011    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Two-day Teacher Training

August 15-16, 2011    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Two-day Teacher Training

October 15, 2011    Poulsbo, WA

WSMTA (Washington State Music Teacher Association) Chapter Meeting

November 5, 2011    Daytona Beach, Florida

Florida State Music Teachers Conference

November 7, 2011    Ellicott City, MD

Music and Arts Store

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2010 Calendar of Public Events

March 20-23, 2010    Albuquerque, New Mexico

MTNA  (National Conference)

April 28, 2010   Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Long & McQuade – Brampton 370 Main St. N

April 29, 2010   Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Granata Music 1558 Merivale Road

April 30, 2010   Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Long & McQuade – Halifax 6065 Cunard St

May 1, 2010   Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada

Cosmo Music 10 Via Renzo Drive

May 3, 2010  Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Music Plus Corporation 5 Michael Street

May 4, 2010  Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Remenyi House of Music 210 Bloor Street West

May 5, 2010   London, Ontario, Canada

Belle Air Music 364 Richmond Street

May 29, 2010  Lethbridge, AB

Note-able Music 323 8th Street S

May 30, 2010    St. Albert, Alberta, Canada

Innovations Music 30 – 580 St. Albert Rd.

May 31, 2010  Regina, SK, Canada

Conexus Arts Centre, Quebec Ontario Room, Lower Level Wascana Parkway

June 1, 2010     Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Irene Jesse Keyboards 6999 – 11th St SE

June 2, 2010    Calgary, AB

Alberta Music Teachers Association

June 7-8, 2010   Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

Minnesota State Music Teachers Conference

June 9, 2010     Carmel, Indiana

Piano Solutions Recital Hall, 290 West Carmel Drive

June 21-22, 2010    Olympia, Washington

Washington State Music Teachers Conference

July 1-3, 2010   Los Angeles, California

MTAC (Music Teachers Association of California) Conference

July 12-13 and 15-16, 2010   Tukwila, WA

Summer Intensives on Pattern Play

August 9, 2010     Minneapolis, Minnesota

Schmitt Music Expo

August 17, 2010  Langley, BC

Tom Lee Music – Langley 18 – 19638 Fraser Highway

August 18, 2010   Richmond, BC

Tom Lee Music – Richmond 150 – 3631 No. 3 Road

August 19, 2010   Vancouver, BC

Tom Lee Music – Vancouver 929 Granville Street

August 20, 2010   Victoria, BC

Tom Lee Music – Victoria 105-2401D Millstream Rd.

October 28-31, 2010    Dickinson, North Dakota

North Dakota State Music Teachers Conference

November 6, 2010   Laurenceville, New Jersey

Jacobs Piano

November 7, 2010     Willow Grove, PA

Jacobs Piano

November 11, 2010     Cleveland, OH

Ohio State Music Teachers Conference

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