Društvo klavirskih pedagogov Slovenije – EPTA
Stari trg 34, 1000-SI Ljubljana
040 720 203
Primož Mavrič, President
Dejan Jakšič, Vice president
Suzana Zorko, Secretary
Founded by Carola Grindea in 1978 in London, it has today grown along with the expansion of the European borders. The association's numerous activities such as conferences, competitions, master classes, seminars and international congresses on pedagogical themes are today presented in all of the member countries.
Following the example of the main association, the Slovene branch of the EPTA, the Slovene Piano Teachers Association - EPTA organises several different workshops, events and conferences. One of the best-known cycles of concerts is "Pianissimo", aimed at young promising pianists who have already graduated and to winners of the national competition Commission for Music and Ballet Competitions (TEMSIG). Each year, the organisation holds "Piano days" in different cities in Slovenia, with different topics and concerts at the forefront.
The association also organises the children's workshop "Kaj dela vaja?" which encourages children to develop their musical skills and spend more time with their instruments. They also publish a magazine called VirKLA, which is an annually published journal for piano music educators, musicians and others working in the area of music pedagogy.
In 2010, the 32nd International EPTA Conference was held in Ljubljana.