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 11th, 2018

Presentation: Doug Rhode 

Popular Piano 2-for-1:  How to prepare students for the MMTA Popular Styles exam. 

and for a recital with a backing band at the same time.

Location: Cadenza Music, St. Paul 

149 Snelling Ave N, 

St Paul, MN 55104

(Parking on street, behind the store or across the street at O'Gara's)



October 9th, 2018

Presentation: Sue Ruby 

How to evolve your teaching for the modern student.

Location: Cadenza Music, St. Paul 

149 Snelling Ave N, 

St Paul, MN 55104

(Parking on street, behind the store or across the street at O'Gara's)

     

November 13th, 2018

Presentation: Sharon Kaplan 

Making Small hands work

Location: Cadenza Music, St. Paul 

149 Snelling Ave N, 

St Paul, MN 55104

(Parking on street, behind the store or across the street at O'Gara's)


December 11th, 2018

10:00 Holiday Tea   

Home of  Judy Sherman

 2125 Parkview Lane 

Woodbury, MN 55125 

Guest Artists: Jim Lansing     


January 9th, 2019 

Presentation: Concerto Competition Finalists

Hosted by Beverly Olson, Chair of Concerto Competition

Location: TBA   


February 12th, 2019

Presentation: Sarah Lockwood

Collaborative Piano 101

Whether you have had experience as a collaborative pianist,

 or looking to hone your skills, this session will give you practical and

 surprisingly simple ways to bring your accompanying game up a level!  

Location: Cadenza Music, St. Paul 

149 Snelling Ave N, 

St Paul, MN 55104

(Parking on street, behind the store or across the street at O'Gara's)


March 14th, 2019

Presentation: Suzanne Greer 

Educating Parents to be Effective Home Teachers

Since most teachers only see students once per week, one of our most important jobs is to educate the parent in how to create a positive and pleasant learning environment at home, especially with young beginner students. Suzanne will share many helpful resources and specific strategies to set up a parent education program in your studio!

Location: Cadenza Music, St. Paul 

149 Snelling Ave N, 

St Paul, MN 55104

(Parking on street, behind the store or across the street at O'Gara's)


April  9th, 2019

All Association Spring Luncheon – 

Hosted by: MMTF


May 14th, 2019

Presentation: Nickolas Susi 

Part II: Cultural Variance in the Piano Music of Germany, France, Italy, and the US

Demonstrating the topics covered in his May 2017 lecture for SPPTA, Dr. Susi presents a solo recital of music he finds iconically German, French, Italian, or American.

Location: Cadenza Music, St. Paul 

149 Snelling Ave N, 

St Paul, MN 55104

(Parking on street, behind the store or across the street at O'Gara'