Monthly Schedule

("Teacher Take Note" and Monthly Presentation Topics)

Presenter Bios


Monthly Presentation (10:15-11:30)

Teacher Take Note (9:30-10:00)


September 3rd:

  • Jerald Simon- “How to motivate teen piano students the FUN way...with Piano FUNdamentals and Cool Songs!”

September 3rd:

  • S.M.A.R.T.P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E.

    Share your best "Practice Tip" and/or come and see what Practice Tips discussed might work best for you and your students.


October 1st:

  • June Christensen- “Music is my Passion: Tidbits and Tricks From 55+ Years of Teaching”

    Together, we’ll investigate hundreds of effective strategies collected from seminars, MTNA, pedagogy classes, educational composers - and YOU, my ingenious colleagues.

    Topics include: Keyboard Geography,  Note Reading, Rhythm, Vocab, Theory, Practicing, Interpretation, I-CAN-Do-It Student Attitude, Recital Etiquette, Composers, and MORE.

    Basically, stuff you can go home and use TODAY in your studio!

October 1st:

  • Mandatory AIM meeting 


November 5th:

  •  Lezlee Bishop NCTM- “Fun With Flashcards- Music Concept Learning that Lasts”

    A presentation and discussion surrounding the use of flashcards in the music lesson, the importance of quick recognition and response to vital concepts that developing  musicians need to understand.  We’ll discuss organized and motivating ways to use flashcards to nail down note reading and memorization as well as key signatures, intervallic reading, music terms and sight reading of simple melodies and folk tunes. The possibilities of enhanced learning and home study practice with flashcards are limitless, they can be a valuable resource for the modern music teacher and his or her students.“

November 5th:

  • Tis' A Gift To Be Simple

    As the Holiday Season approaches, we get that nagging thought of "What Am I Going To Give My Students For Christmas?!?" Please bring your best (most simple, easy, creative, favorite, inexpensive, etc.) "Student Gift" idea to show and tell about.


Dec 3rd:

  • Viktor Valkov- Masterclass and Mini Recital

Dec 3rd:

  • UMTA State Conference Show & Tell


January 7th:           

  • Bridget Johansen NCTM- “Preparing Students for Successful Performance”

 

January 7th:

  • Time For Technique

    Bring your favorite Technique Book, worksheet, or exercise.


February 4th:

  • Terry Peterson- “Teaching Tricks for Keeping the Young Student Engaged”

February 4th:

  • The Trick Of No Treats

    How can we as Music Educators help our students develop a deep love and enjoyment of good music and to be self motivated towards accomplishing their musical pursuits?

 


March 3rd:

  • Dr. Kimi Kawashima- Presentation TBA

March 3rd:

  • In Like A Lion, Out Like A Lamb

    Have you ever encountered the "Lion" or "Lioness" that lurks within each and every one of your students? Join us as we discuss ways we can maintain a sense of "professionalism" as we show compassion towards those students who may come through our door at any given time "battling their Inner Lion".


April 7th:             

  • Gretchen Tanner- “Your Guide to All Things Group Class”

    Group classes provide the perfect environment for “active learning”—the process of learning through doing. Research has shown that active learning promotes a higher level of remembering by incorporating such activities as read, hear, see, say, and do. Come and get some fresh ideas for your group classes. Be ready and willing to participate and share ideas.

April 7th:

  • A Taxing Situation

    A panel of fellow teachers will discuss the Business Of Music—Taxes, Licensing, Studio Policies, etc.



May 5th:

  • Teacher Duet Recital/ Luncheon- Teachers will have the opportunity to team up with a colleague and share favorite duets.

May 5th:

May the 5th Be With You!

5 (Fun And Creative) Ways to Teach the Circle Of 5ths

5 "Mini Summer Camp" Activities
5 Summer Music Challenges

5 Of Your Favorite Practice Charts (Prizes?) (Awards?)

5 Things You Can Do To Keep Moving Forward With Your Own Music Education