The monthly meeting of Bluebonnet MTA was held on September 8 at Panera Bread.
Present were Dianne, Martha M, Melanie, Lillian, Mary A.
MINUTES OF MEETING
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 http://www.tmta.org/
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
http://bluebonnetmta.org/ 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 http://www.baylor.edu/music/index.php?id=859327
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.