April 2019 - Volume 22, No. 7
JMTA General Meeting
Our March program by Anita Renfroe was a delightful surprise. After the scheduled presenter was unable to come, Anita filled in with a program of lecture and piano performance. We appreciate her flexibility and willingness to share her skills. Many thanks also to her hubby for helping.
Our next general meeting will be Wednesday, April 10th at 9:30 at Keyboard Connection. Dr. Diana Dumlavwalla will present a program called “Online Music Lessons.” You can read about Dr. Dumlavwalla in Anita’s program notes. As we move into an area of greater technology, giving online music lessons has become a reality. You don’t want to miss this special program.
Also in April, we will vote on our slate of officers for the coming 2 years: President, Anita Renfroe; Vice-President, Sandra Stewart; Treasurer, Lorie Burningham; Secretary, Martha McKie. Be sure to attend and cast your vote.
Please remember the Proton Therapy Institute recital on Tuesday, April 16th. Intermediate level and advanced students are invited to participate. For more information, contact Sandra Stewart. The Proton Therapy recital is a community event, open to the public and can be counted as community service credits. Even if you do not have students participating, you are welcome to attend. This program is always delightful.
It is officially Spring! New life is beginning all around us and warmer days are ahead. Perhaps some of your students would like at attend a summer music camp. We do have scholarships available to help.
Have a Blessed Easter.
Dr. Sandra Roberts
JMTA General Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
JMTA Reimbursement Receipts Due
Have you made any purchases for JMTA that need to be reimbursed?
All receipts must be submitted to Treasurer Lorraine Sears by May 24th.
All reimbursement checks should be cashed by June 21.
~Lorraine Sears, JMTA Treasurer
JMTA Treasurer Transaction Report
February 1-28, 2019
There were no transactions on any of the accounts this month other than interest accrual.
JMTA Slate of Officers Presented
The nominating committee is pleased to present the following slate of officers for the two year term beginning May 2019:
Submitted by Lynn Freeman
PROGRAMS FOR UPCOMING JMTA GENERAL MEETINGS
April JMTA General Meeting
On April 10th, JMTA will be in for a treat! Dr. Diana Dumlavwalla will present a session entitled Online Music Lessons. This session will identify successful traits shared by online teachers and ascertain how they successfully nurture artistic musicians. Effective strategies will be outlined to help ensure online lessons are engaging and student centered. Ideas for getting started will be discussed. The workshop will also outline the advantages and disadvantages of this new learning environment. Video examples will be included in this presentation.
Canadian pianist, Diana Dumlavwalla is an Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy at Florida State University. Previously, Diana taught at Western University where she developed the faculty’s inaugural doctoral piano pedagogy course. She also serves as a member of the Royal Conservatory of Music’s College of Examiners and adjudicates at local, regional and state/provincial competitions.
As a soloist and chamber musician, Diana has performed in North America, Europe and Australia. She has presented lecture recitals and papers at numerous conferences and her research has been featured in journals such as American Music Teacher, Canadian Music Teacher, and the Florida Music Director. Recently, Diana was awarded the 2018 MTNA E-Journal Article of the Year. She is currently the Collegiate Chapter Chair of FSMTA.
Diana completed the D.M.A. Performance degree at the University of Toronto studying piano with James Parker and piano pedagogy with Midori Koga. She received her M.Mus. (Piano Performance) at the Royal College of Music in London, B.Mus. (Piano Performance and Voice) at Wilfrid Laurier University and an Associate diploma from the Royal Conservatory. She has studied with many other fine pedagogues including Agnes Olsheski, Virginia Blaha, Heather Taves, Yonty Solomon and Logan Skelton.
Some of you are already exploring lessons in this frontier. Others may be considering online lessons as an option. Please come out and join us for this event.
See you on April 10th!
Dr. Anita Renfroe, NCTM
Program Chair, JMTA
Proton Therapy Recital
JMTA will once again sponsor a community recital at the Proton Therapy Institute in downtown Jacksonville. It will be held on Tuesday, April 16, from 6:00 to 7:30 for the patients and staff. All students who are upper-intermediate to advanced levels are invited to perform. The Institute is located at 2015 N. Jefferson Street.
Please send all information to Sandy Stewart, email@example.com.
DISTRICT IV NEWS
2019 District IV Student Day
Denise Homsley, Mus.M., NCTM, Chair, District IV Student Activities
Find A Teacher Section on Jaxmta.org
Please take a moment to check out your information on our Find a Teacher page. If you would like to edit, add, or delete your information, please send whatever you would like changed to our Internet Media co-chairperson Lorraine Sears at firstname.lastname@example.org.