Meeting Schedule

2020 – 2021

Where do we meet?

Due to Covid 19 changes, all MVMTA 2020 meetings will be virtual until further notice.

2nd Friday morning of each month

Emy Frentz Arts Guild
523 South 2nd Street
Mankato, MN 56001

9:00 – 9:30 am
Refreshments/Business Meeting

9:30 – 11:00 am

September 11, 2020

Teaching Piano Lessons During a Pandemic

October 9, 2020

Teaching the Classics:  What, When, How

Have you ever wondered how to incorporate classical music into your piano teaching curriculum?  We will look at the “Exploring Piano Classics” series, hear about your favorite classical teaching books, and share ideas on when and how to bring classical music into your lessons.

November 13, 2020

The Percussion-Focused Piano Student

We all get those students who only wish to take piano lessons so that they can do percussion in band.  Band directors require it, but what are they really expecting from two years of lessons?  We will share advice from band and choir directors to help us make the most of those “crash courses’ in piano.  Got any great rhythm teaching drills or games?  We’d love to hear about them too!

December 11, 2020

Due to Covid 19 changes, our annual Christmas party is cancelled for 2020.

January 8, 2021

No Meeting – Stay Home and Stay Warm!

February 12, 2021

Celebrating Teachers and Students

Feeling stressed and exhausted from a year of virtual lessons and staring at a screen for hours on end?  Tired of teaching through a mask with the smell of hand sanitizer burning your eyes and foggy glasses clouding the notes?  If you are, then join us for some special fun to celebrate YOU and the students you teach.  Come and laugh a little, share some fun, and know that your work is appreciated!  Prizes await!

March 12, 2021

Chording Songs:  Advice from a Guitar Teacher

Students who love to play by ear can be a challenge to teach in the piano studio.  Learning to chord a melody may be a helpful skill we can offer them.  Let’s get advice from a guitar teacher who specializes in teaching chords and find ideas for teaching chording in the piano lesson.

April 9, 2021

Open Forum

Bring your questions!  Bring your problems! Bring your ideas!  It is time to take on the topics that are tough to tackle!  How’s that for alliteration?

This schedule is subject to change.

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