Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers
Serving Students and Families of Bucks County since 1982
Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers • 215.860.3330 • BCAPT.PA@gmail.com
"Music can change the world."
Our October 2016 speaker, Forrest Kinney speaks and works with our members.
Dr. Ray Landers presents information on the "nurtured heart"
General Membership Meetings
October 20, 2017 / 9:30 AM/ Speaker: Marvin Blickenstaff M. Mus.,
recitalist and lecturer, "What Do You Do When the Magic Stops?" and "Technical
Warmups"/ Jacobs Music, Willow Grove
January 12, 2018 / 9:30 AM/Teacher's Roundtable - Newtown Church, Buck Road
and the Newtown Bypass, Newtown
March 23, 2018 / 9:30 AM-1 PM / Speaker: Hugh Sung, recitalist, author,
lecturer, inventor of AirTurn, a hands free page-turning pedal for reading sheet
music on tablets.
Topic 1: How To Create Custom Sheet Music Instantly and Easily
Topic 2: Five Ways to Grow (and kKeep) Your Music Studio Flourishing /
Cunningham Piano, King of Prussia, PA
May 11, 2018 / 9:30 AM/Speaker: Clipper Erickson, recitalist and lecturer/
Cairn University, Room MU108, Langhorne
November 4, 2017 / 1 PM and 2:30 PM/Fall Traditional and Halloween Recitals,
Cairn University, Manor Hall, Langhorne
November 5, 2017 / 1 PM and 2:30 PM/Fall Traditional and Halloween
Recitals, Jacobs Music, Willow Grove
February 24, 2018 / 1 PM / Ensemble Recitals, Cairn University,
Manor Hall, Langhorne
March 4, 2018 / 1 PM and 2:15 PM/Ensemble Recitals, Jacobs Music,
April 7, 2018 / 1 PM and 2:30 PM/Spring Festival Recitals "Let's Dance! and
Traditional" Cairn University, Manor Hall, Langhorne
April 8, 2018 / 1 PM and 2:30 PM/Spring Festival Recitals "Let's Dance! and
Traditional" Jacobs Music, Willow Grove
May 19, 2018 / 10 - 6 pm, Neshaminy Mall, Bensalem
Elfi Randolph (Elfriede Rosa) our beloved friend, colleague, mentor and fellow musician passed away at aged 85, on Tuesday, September 26 surrounded by her family.
Elfi was born in Vienna, Austria where she spent a happy childhood and studied classical music and dance. She later graduated from the Vienna Commercial Academy and was a member of the Christian Science Church. There she met her American husband Douglas whom she married in 1956. Shortly afterwards they moved to America and settled in Hatboro, PA where they began their family and had three sons: Eric, Mark & Scott.
In Hatboro, she taught piano and was a Founder & Charter Member of the Bucks County Association of Piano Teachers (BCAPT). She also worked at Philadelphia National Bank, the Bank of Old York, Nationwide Insurance, and as a full charge bookkeeper for the Upper Moreland Library. After retiring from the library at the age of 78, Elfi continued to teach piano & remained an active member in her community.
Elfi also had a very busy social life. She enjoyed attending concerts and playing Canasta, her favorite card game, and belonged of to the Hatboro YMCA. She was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist-Jenkintown as well as a member and reader for the Hatboro Christian Science Society.
Elfi was a wonderful woman who loved and was loved by so many people wherever she went. She was so important to all of us in BCAPT and volunteered in so many capacities throughout the years which included being Vice-President and President. Most recently she was one of our current recital chairpersons and a board member as well as being a devoted piano teacher and loyal friend. There is no way that we could ever express how much she meant to us and how much we will miss her.
1932 – 2017
Marvin Blickenstaff, speaker at our October 2017 General Membership Meeting
Marvin Blickenstaff presenting "Technical Warm-Ups" at the General Membership Meeting
in October 2017
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