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September 1, 2020
10:00 a.m.

Holliann Archer - Registration to Recital: Tech Hacks for Your Studio and Life

Riverton Music

9:30 a.m. - Teacher Take Note Discussion - Zoom Meeting

10:00 a.m. - Presentation

Join us for an adventurous season as we start out by discussing your best ideas about "How To Do The Zoom Thing" (beyond just the simple use) for Online Lessons and Recitals. Detailed "Instruction Handouts" about technology such as screen sharing, annotating on another's screen, etc. are most welcome!

Presenter: Holliann Archer:
Registration to Recital: Tech hacks to systematize your studio and simplify your life.

Does your studio run itself? Or does it run you? Are there tasks that seem overwhelming or systems you want to incorporate but they seem a bit daunting? Let's simplify our message, implement reliable systems, and get you doing the things you enjoy within your business, while it takes care of the rest.

Zoom link: 639 941 1414

October 6, 2020
10:00 a.m.

Tiffany Horrocks - Using Noteflight in Your Studio

Riverton Music

9:30 a.m. Teacher Take Note Discussion

Ahhh! Our students just got settled back in to school and it is already time to prepare for Christmas Recitals! Are you needing some fun and simple Holiday Music Ideas that will keep your students from becoming overwhelmed, yet asking for more? Bring your favorite Holiday Music (Solos, Duets, Ensemble Pieces) to play at our first "Music Teacher Group Class" of the season and share quick music concepts that can be taught and learned as we "dash about, jingling all the way!"

10:00 Presentation - Tiffany Horrocks:

Using Noteflight in your Studio!

Want to notate music without having to download software or keep track of your notated scores? In this introductory presentation, you’ll find how easy it can be to notate music and let this free online source save all your creations! This is a great resource for teachers and students to have in their pocket. Feel free to bring your laptop or tablet for a more hands-on experience!

Zoom link: 639 941 1414

November 3, 2020
10:00 a.m.


Online - Zoom platform near you

Mandatory AIM meeting for all teachers participating in AIM

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 6, 2020
All Day

2020 UMTA State Conference


2020 UMTA State Conference will be held online November 6-7th. Save the date for a great event! Registration is free to all, so register now!

December 1, 2020
10:00 a.m.

Juliet Preston, NCTM - Beethoven Birthday Party

Riverton Music

9:30 a.m. - Teacher Take Note Discussion -br>

As the new year approaches, what are your goals for implementing or continuing on with teaching Music Theory in your studios? Bring your favorite Theory Work Books and your favorite "tried and true" teaching tools for teaching challenging Theory Concepts to show and tell about. Bring examples of what types of "Theory Items" you would suggest for Student (Christmas) Gift Ideas.

10:00 Presentation: Juliet Preston, NCTM:

A Lecture/Recital with a twist revealing details about the composer's life to share with your students during his birthday month. Discover new teaching pieces of Beethoven and the superhero movie soundtracks in his sonatas.

January 5, 2021
10:00 a.m.

Shane Bowles, NCTM - Sight Reading Brought to Life

Riverton Music

9:30 a.m. - Teacher Take Note Discussion - br>
You are invited to come and share "in a nutshell" why you teach music lessons and what you do to continue developing your own musical skills. Bring "a work in progress" to play for us during our second "Music Teacher Group Class" of the season!

Presenter: Shane Bowles:

Sight Reading Brought to Life
Learn the bridge between scale and chord knowledge and incredible sight reading. Teach students to read with the mind of an improviser and improvise with the mind of a sight reader for a complete education.

Meeting via Zoom or at Riverton Music in Sandy

February 2, 2021
10:00 a.m.

Bonnie Jack: Effective Practicing

Riverton Music

Teacher Take Note Discussion:


Are you doing something new or in a different way this year in your studio? Are you updating old teaching methods? Have you finally decided this is your and your students' year to "leap" into new programs such as UFMC Festivals, UMTA Performance Evaluations, or even Music Competition? Come to discuss questions about your new adventure(s) -or- come to share how and why you are helping your students or even yourself "jump" into a new project.

Presenter: Bonnie Jack:

Effective Practicing

A discussion on coaching students to use their practice time as effectively as possible, in order to help them develop musical competency and freedom of expression.

February 2, 2021 10 am via Zoom or at Riverton Music in Sandy

March 2, 2021
10:00 a.m.

Rosemary Olson, NCTM - Top Ten Reasons for Teaching Rote Pieces

Riverton Music

9:30 a.m. -Teacher Take Note Discussion:

Do you struggle with "Rhythm Challenged Students" young and/or old? Are you going crazy trying to "drum" a simple "March 2-3-4" Meter into their hearts and souls? Do you have any ideas about how to get your "No Way Am I Ever Going To Count Out Loud, Let Alone In My Head!" student to actually do both or to at least stay WITH the Metronome?!? Please come and let us all help each other figure out a way that we can all avoid wanting to "beat on our students" as we go about teaching them how to keep the beat!

10:00 Presentation- Rosemary Olson:

“Top Ten Reasons for Teaching a Rote Piece"
Francis Clark often said "Sound before symbol." Teaching a rote piece develops the connection between the ear and the hand, increases the awareness of form, structure and harmonic movement, and allows the student to focus on the physical mechanics that produce a healthy sound and beautifully shaped phrases.

We often get into a rut with our students, doing the same things, in the same order, and in the same way. Teaching a piece by rote will spark curiosity, boost confidence, and engage a student who is losing interest. They leave the lesson with a feeling of accomplishment and mastery!

Via Zoom or at Riverton Music in Sandy

April 6, 2021
10:00 a.m.

Gretchen Tanner, NCTM - Your Guide to All Things Group Class!

Riverton Music

Teacher Take Note Discussion:

Spring has sprung and Summer is coming and so is our "Keep The Music Students From Getting Bored Battle!" Join us for our third "Music Teacher Group Class" of the season as we discuss and play snippets from our best method books, recital pieces, overall repertoire, etc. that have proven to keep those "sparks of interest" going as we strive to help our Music Students follow through with their musical goals and commitments while keeping our Music Parents "humming happily along" at home.

Presenter- Gretchen Tanner:

"Your guide to all thing’s group class"
During this session Gretchen will talk about the skills needed, different teaching approaches, how to facilitate active learning, discipline and the pro’s and con’s of teaching group classes.

Via Zoom or at Riverton Music in Sandy

May 4, 2021
10:00 a.m.

Teacher Duet Recital/ Luncheon

Riverton Music

9:30 a.m. - Teacher Take Note Discussion:

Ambitious Music Parents, Unambitious Music Students, Blank Practice Charts, Collecting Monthly Tuition,The Business Of Music Woes, Studio Chaos, Music Goals Gone By The Wayside...While we love what we do, there is much that might be "bugging" us as we realize the need for us and our students to break out of "the same old, same old". You won't want to miss this lively discussion as we share solutions that are guaranteed to "get the Music Bugs out of our system" and motivate us toward progress!

10:00 a.m. - Teacher Duet luncheon

At Riverton Music or at an outdoor location TBD