September 2018

Tuesday, September 18 at 10:30 am: General Meeting at Northwest Pianos: LWMTA Events Cavalcade

Come and learn about events planned for the year! Program Chairs will be available to discuss the events they are managing. This is a great opportunity to meet the event/program chairpersons, explore opportunities for your students and learn ways that you can participate and make LWMTA a stronger and more vital organization for teachers and students.

Saturday, September 22 at 3:00 pm: Musical Gift Recital at Covenant Shores in Mercer Island (Coordinator: Laurie Ketron)

October 2018

Saturday, October 13 at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm: District I & II Conference at Marysville United Methodist Church
Tuesday, October 16 at 10:30 am: General Meeting at Northwest Pianos: How Do We Market our Business?

This will be an open forum to share ideas. There are many ways we grow our studios. Let us explore together ways, sources, places (electronic or concrete) which enable us to spread the word of the good we do. Please bring questions and experiences to share.

Sunday, October 21 at 2:00 pm: Musical Gift Recital at Madison House in Kirkland (Coordinator: Laurie Ketron)
Sunday, October 21 
at 5:00 pm: Young Composers Program Recital at Northwest Pianos (Entries due September 18, 2018; $25 Entry Fee) – EVENT RESCHEDULED to January 2019

November 2018

Saturday, November 17 at 1:00 pm: Musical Gift Recital at Overlake Terrace in Redmond (Coordinator: Carole Crawford)

Tuesday, November 20 at 10:30 am: General Meeting at Northwest Pianos: Rhythm from the Beginning

We have all heard some people say that they have no sense of rhythm. Is this really true? Let us explore this idea along with the teaching of rhythm from the very beginnings of musical explorations. How do you approach rhythm with the very young? How do you work with the adult either returning or beginning who claims to have no sense of rhythm? All questions and ideas are welcome in this open forum.

December 2018

Saturday, December 15 at 2:00 pm: Musical Gift Recital at Bellewood in Issaquah (Coordinator: Laurie Ketron)
Tuesday, December 18
 at 10:30 am: Potluck Luncheon at Satomi Pellerin’s Studio, please bring something to share

January 2019

Saturday, January 12 at 5:30 pm: Young Composers Recital at Northwest Pianos
Tuesday, January 15
 at 10:30 am: General Meeting at Northwest Pianos: Pedaling with Maria Sier
Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 3:00 pm: Musical Gift Recital at Covenant Shores in Mercer Island (Coordinator: Selina Chu)

February 2019

Saturday, February 9 at 6:00 pm: Teachers Recital at Northwest Pianos – EVENT CANCELED due to inclement weather
Tuesday, February 19 at 10:30 am: General Meeting at Northwest Pianos: Out of the Box Teaching Techniques for Out of the Box Students (Speaker: Connie Wible)

Do you have that one student who you just can’t seem to grasp how to reach, teach, or connect with? 1 in 68 children were diagnosed with Autism in 2018. Chances are, you are teaching a child on the Autism Spectrum. Come and explore ways to connect with your “Out of the Box” student, or learn the tools to feel confident teaching an Autism Spectrum Student.

Friday-Sunday, February 22-24: Music Artistry Program (MAP, formerly Piano Adjudications) at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Bellevue

March 2019

Sunday, March 3 at 5:00 pm: MAP Recognition Recital
Saturday-Wednesday, March 16-20: MTNA Conference in Spokane, WA
Tuesday, March 26* at 10:30 am: General Meeting at Northwest Pianos: A Brief Introduction and Testimonial to The National Guild of Piano Teachers (Speaker: Mary Kaye Owen, NCTM)
*The March General Meeting will be held the 4th Tuesday of the month to accommodate members attending the MTNA Conference in Spokane

Do your students know how to play one or more piano pieces by memory, or with music in front of them? Do they enjoy playing duets or being part of music ensembles? Do your students know how to play scales, arpeggios, chords and/or cadences? Do your students use their ear training? Are they composing and performing their own written music? By performing in one, several, or all of these areas (and more), your piano students can proudly show their skills to a qualified Guild Judge once a year. The judge will give a written evaluation and report card to the student, who will also be awarded a pin. There is no oral review, and the teacher is not judged. You can be a part of this organization. You will certainly see growth in your students’ musical knowledge and abilities.

Saturday-Sunday, March 23-24: Bach in the Subways at the Bellevue Crossroads Mall and Sammamish Library (please see the Musical Gift Recitals page for more information)

April 2019

Saturday, April 13 at 10 am-5 pm: Gilbert De Greeve Workshop and Masterclass at Northwest Pianos
Tuesday, April 16
 at 10:30 am: General Meeting at Northwest Pianos: Chapter Visit with WSMTA President Krista Seely
Saturday, April 27 at 10 am-4 pm: Music Literacy Program at Eastside Bahai Center (Chair: Mary Kaye Owen)
Sunday, April 28 at 3 pm: Musical Gift Recital at Aegis in Kirkland (Coordinator: Tomoko Ishihara)

May 2019

Tuesday, May 14 at 10:30 am: Potluck Luncheon at Satomi Pellerin’s Studio, please bring something to share
Saturday, May 18 at 1:00 pm: Spring Music Festival at Eastside Bahai Center
Sunday, May 19 at 2:00 pm: Musical Gift Recital at Trilogy in Redmond (Coordinator: Laurie Ketron)

June 2019

Wednesday-Friday, June 19-21: WSMTA State Conference at University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA
Monday, June 17* at 10:30 am: Officers and Committee Chairs Meeting at Nicole Kim’s Studio
*The June meeting will occur on the 3rd Monday of the month, not the typical 3rd Tuesday of the month

July 2019

No Scheduled Activities

August 2019

No Scheduled Activities