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

Monday, September 25, 2017

Bluebonnet News

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Dear Teachers:


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


The next general meeting will be held at Valerie's house, 2813 Granite Hill Cove, Leander 78641,  on Tuesday October 10 at 10:30 am. We will be selecting duets for the ensemble at this meeting.


On Thursday, September 21, 2017 11:11 AM, Martha Marks <> wrote:
I will print the certificates and the critique sheets.
Martha Marks


The updated membership directory is attached.  Be aware that we don't publish it on line for security reasons. So you need to keep it in your local computer.


Please let me know if you would like to make any changes to your teacher referral listing at:


The theory certificate templates are on line at:
I recommend that these be printed on 32 pound paper.

Last year's theory tests and answer keys are available for purchase at:


On Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:23 AM, Valerie Hesters <> wrote:

Hi ladies,
Our new group is up and running, so I've sent friend requests to those of you I could find 😊 you can accept my request and I can add you to the group, or you can search for "Bluebonnet Music Teachers Association" and request to join and I will add you.  Please let your students' families know to join the group. 

The link to the facebook page is now in the website.


Dear Colleagues,
A delightful concert is going to take place this Monday, September 25, 7:30 pm, at Bates Hall at UT. Our wonderful young colleagues from Dallas Catharine Lysinger and Alex McDonald will present a bright duo piano recital. gO TO:
I happened to be their hostess and I want them to have a good audience. Please come and bring your students!
Thank you.
______________________________ ___
Sophia Gilmson
Associate Professor of Piano Pedagogy
The University of Texas at Austin
Butler School of Music
2406 Robert Dedman Dr., E3100
Austin, TX 78712
Phone: (512) 471-0750
Fax: (512) 471-7836 directory/details.aspx?id=43

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Bluebonnet News September 2017

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Dear Teachers:


The monthly meeting of Bluebonnet MTA was held on September 12 at Panera Bread in Cedar Park.  Present were Valerie, Lillian, Martha M, Martha V, Mary A, LeeAnn, Dianne.


Dianne motioned that registration for ensemble be increased to $35 this school year.  Martha M seconded the motion.  The motion passed.


There will be no ensemble stipend this school year.
The late fee for SA registration be $20, starting October 1.
Valerie have access to the website.


Mary A suggested that we should have a meeting of the Board of Directors in August, because there usually are matters that change and need to be handled.

Treasurer Martha V reported to  President Valerie  that our finances are too tight.

President Valerie suggested that we ask parents to post pictures and notes in our Facebook page.

Valerie suggested that we offer free performance opportunities for our students.  Teachers are encouraged to look for venues.

Valerie suggested that we add officer contacts in our website.

Mary A is planning to offer a Spring Theory Test make-up.

Martha M will be chairman of World of Music test. The exam date will be in February or March of this school year. SA enrollment is not needed to participate.  The fee for the test will be $10.

Valerie will contact Steinway about next schoolyear's event dates.

It was decided to publish Valerie's simplified event calendar in addition to the more detailed  teacher calendar in the yearbook.

Valerie suggested we all promote our association whenever we can.


The next general meeting will be held at Valerie's house,  on Tuesday October 10 at 10:30 am. We will be selecting duets for the ensemble at this meeting.

Lillian Simmons


Monday, September 11, 2017

Bluebonnet News September 5, 2017

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Dear Teachers,


Next Meeting
The next general meeting will be on Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Time: 10:30 A.M. at Panera Bread in Cedar Park. This is the meet & greet meeting. Bring a friend teacher. Looking forward to seeing you all.

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.  Turn left at Target.

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


The date for the Spring theory test has been changed.  It was previously scheduled for Saturday February 3.  It has been changed to Saturday February 10. Same time, same place.


The yearbook has been updated.  It is on line at yearbook.html 


Newsletter August 2017

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Dear Teachers:

Teachers, welcome to the new school year!

The next meeting will be on Tuesday September 13 at Panera Bread at 10:30 am.

Remember that the SA registration deadline for regular fee is Sept 12. When you register students in SA, include their middle name whenever possible.  TMTA appreciates that. It's a better identifier. It helps them identify transfer students.

The SA registration instructions are under SA Information in the yearbook at:


The Phantom ensemble photo is now in the website. Go to:
I recommend that you post photos of ensembles in a prominent spot in your studio.  This is a theory test motivator. I'm attaching a large high definition image which you can print in your printer. Use photo paper. Set your printer page format to  landscape orientation. I have not received photos of the other ensembles.


The teacher calendar is attached. The student events calendar is updated and is in the yearbook at:

Lillian Simmons