Check back frequently as we work to update our calendar for the upcoming year!

LWMTA meets the third Tuesday of each month. Please join us!

September 2019

Saturday, September 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm: Musical Gift Recital at Bellewood in Issaquah (Coordinator: Selina Chu)
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
 at 10:30 am: General Meeting at Northwest Pianos
2019-2020 Events and Programs

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.

October 2019

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm: District I & II Conference at Marysville United Methodist Church
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 10:30 am: General Meeting at Northwest Pianos
Goal Setting for Students (Presenter: Mary Anne Szollar)

It is the beginning of a new teaching year. This is the time that Mary Anne talks with students and parents about goals for the year. Through goal setting she helps the student achieve a higher level of performance and progress steadily through the year. She keeps flexibility a part of the process to realign goals throughout the year as needed. Goal setting has given her students a measurable sense of achievement and provided her a clearer plan for her students. After briefly presenting goals in her studio, she will open discussion for a sharing of the experiences of members.

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm: Musical Gift Recital at Emerald Heights in Redmond (Coordinator: Samantha Yeung) FULL

November 2019

Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm: Musical Gift Recital at Madison House in Kirkland (Coordinator: Pat Martin) FULL
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 10:30 am: General Meeting at Northwest Pianos
Spinning Out Ideas: An Effortless Approach to Teaching Composition (Presenter: Jeffrey Pettijohn)

Teacher and Composer Jeffrey Pettijohn will share the presentation he gave at the WSMTA State Conference in June 2019. In this session, you will learn the tools that will allow your students to feel the joy and satisfaction of completing their own compositions.

December 2019

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm: Musical Gift Recital at Bellewood in Issaquah (Coordinator: Elena Aleksandrova)
Saturday, December 14, 2019
at 3:00 pm: Musical Gift Recital at Overlake Terrace in Redmond (Coordinator: Judy Huehn) 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
 at 10:30 am: Potluck Luncheon at Satomi Pellerin’s Studio, please bring something to share

January 2020

Saturday, January 12 at 5:00 pm: Young Composers Recital at Northwest Pianos (Chair: Meg Mann)
Tuesday, January 21 at 10:30 am: General Meeting at Northwest Pianos 
Making Friends In Spite of Our Lonely Profession (Presenter: Mary Kaye Owen, NCTM)

“If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.” –Zig Ziglar. Mary Kaye Owen will share the presentation she gave at the WSMTA State Conference in June 2019. In this session, the topic will be addressed by perusing pieces of historical advice, sharing anecdotal experiences, and planning personal goals.

February 2020

Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 5:00 pm: Teachers Recital at Northwest Pianos (Chair: Tomoko Ishihara)
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
 at 10:30 am: General Meeting at Northwest Pianos
Motivating Students Through Incentive Programs (Presenter: Samantha Yeung)

Samantha Yeung will share about the year-long, studio-wide incentive program she implements to motivate her students to diligently practice their scales/arpeggios/chords every week, to memorize every piece they learn, to eagerly study a variety of pieces of different styles and time periods, and to excitedly sign up to participate in “extracurricular” events such as MGRs, MAP, and MLP.

Thursday-Saturday, February 20-22, 2020: Music Artistry Program (MAP) at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Bellevue (Chair: Selina Chu, NCTM)
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm: MAP Recognition Recital at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Bellevue (Chair: Selina Chu, NCTM)

March 2020

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 10:30 am: General Meeting at Northwest Pianos 
Marie Jaëll and the Education of the Creative Thinking (Presenter: Laure Struber)

Laure Struber will introduce French Pianist Marie Jaëll’s pedagogical approach, which explores the connection between the mind and the body, and unlocks new worlds of possibilities for musicians and teachers.

Saturday-Wednesday, March 21-25, 2020: MTNA Conference in Chicago, IL
Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 1:00 pm: American Music Festival at Eastside Bahai Center

April 2020

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 10:30 am: General Meeting at Northwest Pianos
WSMTA State and District Opportunities and Events (Presenter: District II Director Evelyn Hartwell)

Our District Director will visit and share information pertinent to our chapter members. Bring your questions!

Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 10 am-4 pm: Music Literacy Program at Eastside Bahai Center (Chair: Mary Kaye Owen, NCTM)

May 2020

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 10:30 am: Potluck Luncheon at Satomi Pellerin’s Studio, please bring something to share

June 2020

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 10:00 am: Officers and Committee Chairs Meeting at Nicole Kim’s Studio
Thursday-Saturday, June 18-20, 2020:
WSMTA State Conference at Washington State University in Pullman, WA

July 2020

No Scheduled Activities

August 2020

No Scheduled Activities