November 2017 - Volume 21, No. 3
JMTA General Meeting
Dear Fellow Music Teachers,
Greetings and welcome to a “cooler” Florida. Fall has arrived. At our October meeting, Denise Homsley gave an informative presentation about preparing students for Student Day. She even included choice tips for general teaching. Thank you, Denise.
Be sure to put our November meeting on your calendar if you haven’t already done so: November 8 at Keyboard Connection. Meet and greet is at 9:15, with the meeting at 9:30 AM. We will have a report from those who attended the FSMTA Mini-Conference. We will also be treated to Anita Renfroe’s presentation about accompanying. You don’t want to miss this!
January’s meeting will be “Open Mic” at Keyboard Connection on January 10th. This is your chance to play, sing, yodel or whatever you have always wanted to do but didn’t have the opportunity! Surprise us with your fantastic entertainment! Let’s have fun, fun, fun. Maybe someone would even sing “Second Hand Rose.” ??
Since this is the last newsletter and meeting before the new year 2018, I wish you all a Blessed Thanksgiving and Christmas. May your days be merry and bright.
See you next year. May it be the very best year ever.
Dr. Sandra Roberts
October General Meeting
October 11, 2017
JMTA Treasurer Transaction Report
June 1-September 30, 2017
Attention Greater-Jacksonville Piano Teachers:
JMTA ‘Open Mic’ Event
Teachers are invited to perform! Join us at Keyboard Connection on Wednesday, January 10th, at 10:30 am for another JAMTA ‘open mic’ event. This is an informal recital for all members who want to perform a solo or duet or chamber music on one of Keyboard Connections’ wonderful grand pianos. You may perform on ANY instrument or voice. Memorization is not required, just an interest in sharing music that you want to perform for a friendly audience. The meeting is at 9:30 am at Keyboard Connection; the teacher’s recital is from 10:30-11:30 am. Let Michael Mastronicola know that you are interested in performing, and the length and title of your solo by January 5th. You have lots of time to prepare–so save the date and plan to play something! Contact Michael at 904-402-6480 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have too much music collected in your studio? Is there some you think you’ll never use? Let’s have a music exchange! Bring your unwanted music to any JMTA meeting. Bring home something new to you! Look for the “Free Music” spot. Music does not have to be brand new.
Need a Sponsor?
Does anyone in the JMTA need a sponsor or need help in any way? If so, John Scott, owner of Great Scott Music School, is interested in helping our organization. If interested, contact John at email@example.com
District IV News
District 4 Board Elections
The District 4 Board has approved a slate of nominees for your vote at our next General District Meeting, Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Keyboard Connection. Please plan to be in attendance to cast your vote. This is also the day of our fun Music Teacher Open Mic event which you will not want to miss!
The board presents the following nominees. Additional nominations will be taken from the floor.
2018 District IV Student Day
Denise Homsley, Mus.M., NCTM, Chair, District IV Student Activities
District IV Concerto Competition
Saturday, March 24, 2018
University of North Florida – Recital Hall
Application deadline: February 24, 2018
Dr. Erin K. Bennett, NCTM
Check out those shoulder pads!
We’ve had lots of pictures taken over the years. We have some dating back to the 80s! All of our photos and scrapbook pages have been digitally scanned and are available for viewing anytime on the archive page of the state website, fmta.org. All of the physical copies of the old pictures and scrapbooks will be put out for you to take at the next several meetings. Please take a look and keep any pictures you like. Whatever is left will be thrown away.
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