As a classical, performing musician, I am an improviser, and include improvisation in my teaching and performing.With strong interest in the music of Africa, I believe the preservation of traditional indigenous music in Africa is vitally important. I have emphasized this in my research in African music. I believe that music is for everyone.
I am prepared to offer the following:
Workshop/Presentations:“Classical Piano Teachers Can Learn to Improvise”
“Psychological Issues in Piano Instruction”
“Keeping the Embers Alive: Musicians of Zimbabwe;” Book presentation with powerpoint images and commentary (Myrna Capp and Kristin Capp, photographer)
Performance: Piano music by African and African American composers: Pradel, El-Dabh, and others,
with African-American Spiritual Improvisations by Myrna Capp.