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Author and pianist Leila Alberda Viss to speak at Dordt College

January 20, 2014

Author and pianist Leila Alberda Viss will give two class presentations that the public is invited to attend at her alumna mater, Dordt College, on January 30 and 31. Alberda Viss has established a large piano studio in Denver, Colorado, and increasingly incorporates composition and technology into her lessons.

On Thursday, January 30, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Alberda Viss will address the Piano Pedagogy class, discussing concepts and techniques found in her newly published book, iPad Piano Studio. In it, Alberda Viss presents a hybrid approach to teaching piano that involves physical, digital, and online experiences. The presentation will be in the Dordt College Music Building room M29, located adjacent to the B.J. Haan Auditorium.

The Friday, January 31, presentation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Music Building room M116. She will present “How to Run a Successful Music Studio.”

Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Karen DeMol at (712) 722-6205 or

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