Category Archives: 2011 MTNA

2011 MTNA Conference Loot

I finally got around to taking a picture of the free sheet music I took home from the MTNA conference.  A few books are not pictured because I already took them with me to my office on campus, including the RCM 2008 Syllabus and RCM Teacher Handbook.  I added everything up, and I took home […]

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2011 MTNA Conference | iPods, Guitar Hero, And YouTube. Oh, My!

I just love the title for this session! TUESDAY @ 2:15pm: iPods, Guitar Hero, And YouTube. Oh, My! This session was given by Samuel Holland and Kristin Yost. Sam Holland began by talking about the world of the student and the world of the teacher (represented by two big circles on the powerpoint slide).  Our […]

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2011 MTNA Conference | The Royal Conservatory/Achievement Program

TUESDAY at 1pm: The Royal Conservatory: Celebrate Student Success: Recognizing Student Achievement Through Meaningful Assessment This session celebrated the recent collaboration between Carnegie Hall and the Royal Conservatory to promote The Achievement Program (previously the National Music Certificate Program) as a national standard in the U.S.  A number of individuals who are actively involved with this […]

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2011 MTNA Conference | Connecting With Your Piano Technician

TUESDAY @ 11am: Connecting With Your Piano Technician This session was given by Clarence Zeches, a RPT (Registered Piano Technician) from Kansas City. Piano technicians must undergo rigorous testing before they can become RPTs.  Zeches discussed some advantages of connecting with a RPT in your area.  Here are a few: Getting your piano tuned the […]

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2011 MTNA Conference Session Notes Index

Today and tomorrow, my notes from the MTNA Conference a few weeks ago will be posted here for you to enjoy!  Here are the sessions I attended during my short 24 hours at the conference: MONDAY @ 1pm: G Hele Verlag: Henle Urtext Editions–Music Is Our Passion MONDAY @ 2:15pm: Smart, Single, Successful! Effective Business […]

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2011 MTNA Conference | Business Strategies for Young Professionals

MONDAY @ 2:15pm: Smart, Single, Successful! Effective Business Strategies For Young Professionals This session featured a panel of three young professionals moderated by Karen Thickstun.  Each panelist shared their story to begin: Rebecca V. Baker – After graduating with her DMA in Piano Pedagogy, Becky taught at the college level for a few years before […]

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2011 MTNA Conference | Henle Urtext Edition Session

Well, I’m FINALLY getting around to posting my notes from the 2011 MTNA National Conference!  Here’s my notes from Monday, March 28: MONDAY @ 1pm: G Hele Verlag: Henle Urtext Editions–Music Is Our Passion Many people are familiar with the famous blue covers of Henle editions!  This session was given by Henle editor Norbert Gertsch. […]

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