Professional Piano Teachers

Since 1949...

Honolulu Piano Teachers Association (HPTA) is an association of professional piano teachers in the state of Hawaii.  In 1949, Cecil Allison proposed the formation of a music teachers’ organization to serve all teachers in Honolulu. Plans were laid and the first meeting of the HONOLULU PIANO TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION was held in1950 with nine teachers from the Honolulu area.   Since then, membership has grown to approximately 70 teachers from the island of Oahu and throughout Hawai`i.  HPTA aims to reach out to its members’ students, the members themselves, and the community. We aim to teach and seek out good music to create fellowship among colleagues, to maintain ethical standards in our profession, and to bring outstanding pedagogy to Hawai`i.  Accordingly, student recitals are held bi-monthly and workshops by members and visiting pedagogues are regularly scheduled. Each year, deserving piano students are awarded University of Hawai`i applied music scholarships. The association regularly sponsors social events in honor of visiting artists. These social gatherings allow members, students, and the community-at-large to meet informally with internationally renowned musicians.  We are very proud of our association, the goals we have achieved, and our growing membership.  We strive to continue this success and growth in the coming year. 

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