9/2 Dr. Sam Welsh and Dr Eneida Larti - The Modern Piano Teacher in the Digital Age
10/7 Beverly Holt Guth -- Rotate to Elevate: Switching Focus for Well-Rounded Teaching
11/4 Laura Benson -- Listen Up: Helping Students Develop a Musical Ear
1/14 Kate Hollenbec - MTNA Self-Assessment Tool for the Independent Music Teacher
2/3 Dr. Jennifer Hayghe -- History of Women Pianists
3/3 Dr. Alejandro Cremaschi -- Levels Review: Syllabus of Skills Levels
4/7 Festival Preview
5/5 Ben Raznick -- Action Steps Toward Promoting Diversity in Private Teaching
Performance Award Program
CC Performance Monthly
DEMTA has a long tradition of community connections, the pandemic has been a significant challenge. One of the most successful activities was virtual recitals. Students made videos of themselves performing their pieces and sent them to one of the teachers who then put the videos together to make a recital which was shared with several nursing and assisted living homes in the area. This was developed several times and was greatly enjoyed by all.
With the pandemic requirements relaxing it has been possible to return in-person to these homes. We are looking forward to returning next year to our regular schedule of performing at least once a month in our communities. These generally include assisted living, libraries, our local nursery and other venues.
DEMTA has also talked about connecting with the local art community and possibly providing music for art show openings and other activities. Community outreach is such a great opportunity for students to perform and share their gifts with the community around them. This is a strong focus to continue to provide these opportunities for the students.