Monthly Meetings

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St. Paul Piano Teachers offers a professional program to meet the needs of its members. These meetings are based on the Professional Standards from the Music Teachers National Association. Professional Preparation, Professional Teaching Practices, Professional Business Management, Professional and Partnerships and Professional and Personal Renewal.   


Attendance at four general meetings (other than the December meeting) per year count as one point for MTNA Recertification (NCTM) under “Attendance at local pedagogical programs.”  


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Upcoming Meetings

Time:

10:00 Social Time 

10:20 General Meeting 

11:50 Board Meeting 

Location:

Various, see events calendar below.

Come join us!


 

September 10, 2019

Presentation: Jim Lansing

Money Matters

Are you being paid what you are worth? This 

session will tackle some big questions that we 

may prefer to avoid.

Location: Cadenza Music, St. Paul 

149 Snelling Ave N, 

St Paul, MN 55104

(Parking on street, behind the store.)


October 8th, 2019

Presentation:  Sarah Lockwood

Collaborative Piano 101

This session will give you practical and 

surprisingly simple ways to bring your 

accompanying game up a level!

Location:  

Hastings Art Center

216 4th St. E, Hastings

     

November 12th, 2018

Presentation: Laura Harding

Audiation: Creating Aural Awareness

This session will show ways to create aural 

awareness, therefore enhancing the students’ 

ability to audiate. Ways to implement these 

ideas with current MMTA programs will be 

demonstrated

Location: Cadenza Music, St. Paul 

149 Snelling Ave N, 

St Paul, MN 55104

(Parking on street, behind the store.)


December 10th, 2018

10:00 Holiday Tea   

Home of Marilyn Henry

3069 W. Owasso Blvd. 

Roseville , MN

Guest Artist:  Asako Hirabayashi 

Come enjoy time with fellow teachers in an 

informal setting. Please bring finger food to 

share for the tea.


January 14th, 2020  

Presentation: Dr. Stella Sick

Mindful Practice

Dr. Sick will share ideas on how to make the 

most out of limited practice time.

Location: Cadenza Music, St. Paul 

149 Snelling Ave N, 

St Paul, MN 55104

(Parking on street, behind the store.)



February 11th, 2020

Presentation: 

Tips and Tricks for Teaching Rhythm 

This will be an open discussion. Bring your 

favorite resources for teaching rhythm. We all 

learn from each other.

Location: Cadenza Music, St. Paul 

149 Snelling Ave N, 

St Paul, MN 55104

(Parking on street, behind the store.)



March 10th, 2020 

Presentation: Dr. Spencer Miller

The Improvising Mindset

We will consider ways to cultivate inspiration 

and a drive to explore within students using 

discovery-based methods. The benefits of 

teaching without a lesson plan will be 

discussed

Location: Cadenza Music, St. Paul 

149 Snelling Ave N, 

St Paul, MN 55104

(Parking on street, behind the store.)


April  14th, 2020

All Association Spring Luncheon – 

Hosted by: SPPTA



May 12th, 2020

Presentation:  Rebekah Richards

"Teaching Adult 

Students, or What I learned from my 

personal trainer at the gym."

Adults need as much guidance on practice 

skills as children do, but stickers won’t work 

with them. We’ll take a look at how to help 

adults learn to practice. We’ll also discuss 

repertoire for beginning and early intermediate 

adults. What pieces and collections feed their 

musical, emotional and intellectual needs 

without overwhelming their technical skills?

Location: Cadenza Music, St. Paul 

149 Snelling Ave N, 

St Paul, MN 55104

(Parking on street, behind the store.)