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September 7, 2021

Bonnie Slaughter: The Power of Whys

Riverton Music in Sandy

Teacher Take Note: TEACHING COLLABORATIVE PIANO Bring your favorite student ensemble sheet music to share! We will play through the music together and share tips on teaching collaborative piano playing. Guest Presenter: Bonnie Slaughter Presentation Title: The Power of Whys Summary: Discover the power of your personal "why's" and how they affect your teaching. Help your students discover the "why's" of theory and unlock the magic!

October 5, 2021

Dr. Stephen Allen: Music A La Mode

Riverton Music in Sandy

Teacher Take Note: STUDIO MANAGEMENT TIPS What have you learned about keeping your studio running smoothly? Be prepared to share your ideas about everything from student onboarding to billing and invoicing. Guest Presenter: Dr. Stephen Allen Presentation Title: Music A La Mode Summary: See, hear and feel the difference learning modalities can make in your teaching. Understand and apply visual, auditory, and kinesthetic processes to save time, reduce frustration and enhance your teaching effectiveness. The presentation will bring awareness to the topic as an integral part of current MTNA Certification requirements and enhance teaching effectiveness.

November 2, 2021

AIM Program

Riverton Music in Sandy

10:00 Mandatory AIM meeting for all teachers participating in the AIM program. Are you interested in the A.I.M. (Achievement In Music) Program? Whether you are "a seasoned veteren" or "a curious bystander", come and join us for our annual A.I.M. Training Meeting to become better informed and to get "on target" answers to all of your questions.

November 5, 2021
All Day

UMTA State Conference

Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, Utah

Perseverance, the secret of all triumphs will be the very appropriate theme for the 2021 UMTA State Conference.

It will be held LIVE at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah with Jon Schmidt from The Piano Guys as the Keynote Speaker.

November 5-6, 2021. Make plans now to attend!

December 7, 2021

Christopher Oill: Teaching Composition to Young Beginners

Riverton Music in Sandy

Teacher Take Note: TAKEAWAYS FROM STATE Come ready to share the best new ideas you received from the state conference. Guest Presenter: Christopher Oill Presentation Title: Teaching Composition to Young Beginners Summary: Tips on how to approach composing with young beginners, learn a 5-step process and then put the process into action by writing a piece with Chris.

January 4, 2022

Paula Manwaring: Learn From the Great Maestros of the World: Which Maestro are Y

Riverton Music in Sandy

Teacher Take Note: PREPARING YOUR STUDENTS FOR EVALUATIONS, FESTIVALS, AND COMPETITIONS How do you prepare your students for competitions while still helping them enjoy piano lessons? Guest Presenter: Paula Manwaring Presentation Title: Learn From the Great Maestros of the World: Which Maestro are You? Summary: By observing the conducting and communication styles of the world's greatest maestros, we can learn to improve our own communication with students, parents, and individuals we interact with each day. As you learn of their life, which maestro would you most like to emulate in your teaching style and communication?

February 1, 2022

Emily Ezola: Technology Hacks for Piano Teachers

Riverton Music in Sandy

Teacher Take Note: INCORPORATING COMPOSITION AND IMPROVISATION IN WEEKLY LESSONS How do you find time to teach composition and improvisation each week? Guest Presenter: Emily Ezola Presentation Title: Technology Hacks for Piano Teachers Summary: Come learn about different types of technology to help supplement your teaching! This presentation will take a deep dive into various apps, websites, and devices to help streamline your piano teaching business and enhance your creativity inside and outside of the piano lesson.

March 1, 2022

Dr. Hilary Demske: Teaching Beethoven

Riverton Music in Sandy

Teacher Take Note:TEACHING POSITIVE MINDSET Teaching students to think positively while learning hard things can be a challenge! How do you help them with their mindset? Guest Presenter: Dr. Hilary Demske Presentation title: Teaching Beethoven Summary: This class will explore Beethoven’s piano works, focusing on appropriate style, phrasing, and sound. Particular focus will be on his gestural unification, expansion of Sonata Form, and compositional development.

April 5, 2022

Dr. Christie Sowby: Memory: Do I Really Have It?

Riverton Music in Sandy

Teacher Take Note: TRICKS FOR TEACHING STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS We’ve all taught students with varying degrees of ADHD and/or autism, not to mention other special needs. How do you structure lessons differently to better reach them? Guest Presenter: Dr. Christie Sowby Presentation title: Memory: Do I Really Have It? Summary: Do you want to know how you can test every type of memory so you can be set up for success? This session is for all instrumentalists who desire a reliable memory for upcoming performances. Learn effective memorization strategies for all types of memory in this memorable and fun presentation. You will also hear about high-performance techniques, designed to enhance the performance experience so confident performances will be the norm.

May 3, 2022

Teacher Duet Luncheon

Storm Mountain Park (tentative)

The meeting will be held at Storm Mountain Park (tentative) Teacher Take Note: SCHEDULING SUMMER LESSONS Each teacher has a different method that works for how to schedule summer lessons. What are your favorite ways to work around vacations, camps, and sports while still maintaining a regular income and schedule? Teacher Duet Luncheon