News and Announcements of Bluebonnet Music Teachers Association, Williamson County Texas, USA

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Dear Teachers:

The monthly meeting of Bluebonnet MTA was held on September 8 at Panera Bread.
Present were Dianne, Martha M, Melanie, Lillian, Mary A.


Mary A. gave a report about theory changes. Monitors are asked to look at
every page of the test before letting the student leave.
The Handbook is available on line at
Martha M reported that the festival venue at Floyd Piano Co. has been
Printouts of the calendar were passed out by Martha M.
Addendum: Mary A reported that we will not be using the parent consent forms at the theory test.


The next meeting will be held on Friday, October 9, at Panera Bread, at 9:30 am. Scott Donald will speak about books that inspire us.
Addendum: Have you ever wanted a "book of the month" club for piano teaching?  Our topic for this session is about books that inspire and engage us in thinking about the art of teaching.  The books discussed will range from developing the complete musician, how we teach and why we teach, reward systems, natural learning, developing practice strategies, books for parents of music students, and the list goes on.  Our time together will also give everyone a chance to share their favorite books that have made a difference in their teaching.  Come and join us for a wonderful interactive meeting as we launch into the new school year.
Panera Bread, 10900 Lakeline Mall Drive, Cedar Park 78717 996-8300.
Turn from 183 onto Lakeline Mall Drive by Strait Music. This is
one half block east of 183. Turn left into the shopping center behind

If you missed the last meeting, we missed you. Check our
newsletters at so you know what we discussed. We had a great


The judge for the Fall Festival will be Lesley Sisterhen McAllister, D.M.A.
Associate Professor of Piano Pedagogy
Baylor University School of Music
Her bio is at


Martha M will print the fall festival certificates.
Sarah will speak at the November meeting about benefits of music study.
Please bring your favorite articles to share.
There will be no meeting in December.

Lillian Simmons
Bluebonnet MTA