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MTNA 2018 (4): Wednesday, March 21

[Continued from Day 3.]

8:00am Taming The Jungle: Digital Management Strategies For The Independent Music Teacher, by Amy Chaplin

The first session of the day I attended was given by my friend and conference roommate, Amy Chaplin of PianoPantry.com. She gave an engaging and informative session about how to organize and manage your digital content, including your emails, files, links, and favorite blogs. I have to tell you, Amy’s tips about managing an email inbox have been a life-saver for me personally over the past year!

After Amy’s session, I packed up my things and prepared to take the Disney Magical Express bus to the airport. Near the bus area, we ran into Paula Dreyer, composer behind the Little Gems for Piano books. (Check them out: they are books of wonderful little pieces intended to be taught by rote.)

At the airport, I befriended some fellow MTNA attendees. We ate lunch together as we waited for our flights.

And that’s a wrap! The 2018 MTNA Conference was a wonderful experience. I’m so glad I attended this year. It’s always fun connecting and re-connecting with fellow piano teachers, gaining new perspectives and teaching ideas…and I certainly enjoyed the Florida sunshine.

Here are a few other random pictures from the conference.

Here’s Amy and I with the co-authors of the Piano Safari method, at their booth in the exhibit hall.

The JoyTunes booth in the Exhibit Hall is always a happening place!

Catching up with Carol Matz of the Interactive Piano Method:

Other fun between sessions in the hallway:

Thanks for reading about my conference experience. Perhaps I’ll see YOU at the 2019 MTNA Conference in Spokane, Washington!

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