World Piano Teachers Association USA-Missouri was founded on 4/27/2020 as a part of the World Piano Teachers Association, a member of Alink-Argerich Foundation. Kyu Butler, NCTM was inaugurated as the first President and Artistic Director of WPTA USA-Missouri. Tugce Tari-Roth was appointed as the Assistant Director of the Amateur Piano Competition.

WPTA USA-Missouri was founded to support young professionals, students and piano communities. 

YouTube Channel- WPTA USA MISSOURI (click here)

Kyu Butler homepage (click here)

Headquarter: World Piano Teachers Association (click here)



WPTA USA-Missouri offers concert series, master classes, and an Amateur Competition via online.

WPTA USA MISSOURI  YouTube Channel (click here)

1. Young Virtuoso Series

WPTA USA-Missouri features young talented pianists (15 or under) during 2020-2021.


2. Rising Star Series


3. Amateur Piano Competition

World Piano Teachers Association USA-Missouri hosts an Amateur Piano Competition online edition. 

The purpose of the competition is

1. To support Classical music communities and piano lovers and

2. To provide a positive goal for aspiring artists during this difficult time, setting a goal for self-development.


(click the name to view their repertories, performance videos, and bio)

Outstanding Amateurs

1st Place- Seung Yeop Lee (S. Korea)

2nd Place - Alain Mari (France)

                   Peitao Zhu (China)

Honorable Mention - Bryan Kelly (Canada)

Promising Amateurs

1st Place - Laura Kluener (Germany)

2nd Place - Kyeong Hah Roh (S. Korea)

3rd Place - Aurele Streicher (France)


4. East Meets West

World Piano Teachers Association USA-Missouri hosts an exotic concerts to introduce and discover unknown works.


5. Women Composers Series

To support Women's right and the Month of Women's History, WPTA USA-Missouri presents Women Composers Series. Concerts will take place during the month of March in 2021. This will be a mixture of solo piano recitals and ensemble, and gala.


6. Chopin Ballades & Scherzos

World Piano Teachers Association USA-Missouri hosts a Chopin concert. 


Kyu Butler

Dr. Diego Caetano

Nina Ferrigno

Dr. Angela Kim

Daniel Schene

BIO - PERFORMERS (click here)


7. Master Class

Prof. Victor Rosenbaum (New England Conservatory of Music)




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