These Coffee Chats are informal discussions open to any interested music teachers. Each month will feature a different topic, such as teacher/parent interaction, music repertoire, and business administration. They are at 9:30am at Kaladi Brothers on Brayton, in the back
Board meetings are open to the membership. This year’s dates are 9/29/2017, 10/27/2017, 11/17/2017, 1/26/2018, 2/23/2018, 3/30/2018, and 4/27/2018. The meetings start at 10am, end around 11:30, and are located at the Horn Doctor. If you’d like to show up,
Friday, January 27, 2017 9:30–10:30 a.m. Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, 10944 Elmore Road A Free Workshop Presented by: Samantha Bacon, Licensed Psychological Associate, Pre-doctoral Intern and Mary Palko, Licensed Professional Counselor from Psychology Resources
September 2016 Greetings to AMTA Members! As I write this, the rain continues to fall as do the outside temperatures, the hours of daylight, and the leaves. Most of us have started teaching and have tackled the piles of unfiled
Here are results of the 2016 Composition Competition: Primary (P) Winners: 1st place: The Raven’s Secret, by Fiona Gehrke (P7) — Alla Artemyeva Honorable mention: Wake Up, It’s Christmas Morn!, by Callie Giessel (P3) — Connie McFarlane Junior/Senior (Jr/Sr) Winners:
These programs focus on helping students maximize control in their playing through the use of practice techniques that strengthen what physiologists call “inhibition.” The full range of levels from beginning to advanced pianists is discussed. See the chart of concepts
This highly entertaining and informative program covers teaching strategies and techniques, supported by recent and older videos of Berr’s teaching. These capture special moments that teachers really appreciate. It also acts as a springboard for discussing basic and not-so-basic pedagogy.
Jennifer Merry, presenter What is the best age for a child to start piano lessons? If you have wondered about this question or have never felt totally at ease with young beginners, this program will help to generate ideas and
This program explores how to help pre-college and university piano students play more expressively by feeling the emotional implications of specific forms and structures—small and large. Music from elementary to advanced levels is used.