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Message from the President

I hope everyone has had a great summer.

I am honored to serve as President of APTLI I am grateful to my predecessor Barbara Riss along with other broad members. Their commitment and achievements are inspiring. I look forward to working with all of you to pass on the beauty of playing piano to our next generation.

In these challenging times I know many members still are very active: teaching online; having online concerts; making encouraging videos to motivate students to keep practicing and playing piano.

I am very happy we can resume our monthly meetings. We have invited many inspirational speakers. I encourage all members to please attend the monthly meeting to support each  other and exchange our teaching experiences. I look forward to seeing you at the meeting: Syay well.

Patricia Chen Jones,  President.

Mission Statement

The Association of Piano Teachers of Long Island, founded in 1966, is a non-profit organization. APTLI seeks to promote the development of the next generation of young musicians by raising the standards of piano teaching and by providing members with continuing professional growth through discussions, lectures, and master classes.


Most members reside in Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens counties. We invite interested persons from other counties to join as well. Benefits of membership include monthly meetings, lectures, master classes, newsletters, and yearly Spring Student Recital in which students of members may participate. An added benefit is the opportunity to meet and network with people who share common teaching values. Members also take pleasure in Club 88, which is an optional feature of APTLI. Club 88 meets informally twice or thrice a year for those interested to perform and/or listen to one another.

If you are interested in joining us, please Click the link  "Application Form" here or Click the link on the Top of the page. Thank You!



The Association of Piano Teachers of Long Island or APTLI (pronounced Apt-Lee) was formed in 1966 , when twenty-one piano teachers banded together for professional growth and friendship. Bert Konowitz and Hadassah Sahr were two of the associationís first lecturers and performers. Many renowned musicians have since been guest speakers at APTLI meetings. These speakers include Martin Canin, Constance Keene, Nelita True, Mordecai Shehori, Carol Montparker, Lynn Freeman Olson, Lee Evans, Paul Sheftel, Ren Zhang, and Jeffrey Biegel.


Association of Piano Teachers of Long Island
Since 1966