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 2020

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 10:30 am: General Meeting held via Zoom
2020-2021 Events and Programs

Come to our Zoom Meeting and learn about events planned for the year and and ideas for making some of our events work virtually if needed. Program Chairs will be available to discuss their events that they are managing. This is a great opportunity to meet the 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 2020

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 10:30 am: General Meeting held via Zoom
Presenter: Gayle Holeton “Leave Stress Out of It!”

Find exhilaration, creative energy, maybe even a little joy at the end of a teaching day. Gayle has a unique background: she is a private piano teacher and also a 1st degree black belt in her energy practice, thus making her well equipped to understand the challenges teachers face especially during these current times. Learn how to recharge the batteries on the fly (without coffee) and feel ready to “shock absorb” any situation. She will use insights from Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, and Tai Chi. She is the assistant director and wellness coach for Icicle Creek Center for the Arts Adult Piano Retreats in Leavenworth, Washington, where she lives and teaches.

November 2020

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 10:30 am: General Meeting held via Zoom
Presenter: Meg Mann “The Benefits of Certification”

Please join our new Certification Chair Meg Mann as she walks us through the process required for certification and discusses with us the benefits from a professional and personal level. Find out how this can bring us to a higher level of awareness in our teaching.

December 2020

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 10:30 am: General Meeting held via Zoom
“Potluck of Music”

We will be sharing stories of teaching in these new circumstances and we will be offering up a potluck of music. Please share a piece you have used in your teaching and let us know if it was a “student saver” or maybe a piece you could not get any student to like or play well. I hope you can join us virtually for this fun event!

January 2021

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 10:30 am: General Meeting held via Zoom
Presenter: Amanda Snell “MusicLink: Benefits for Teachers and Students”

The MusicLink Foundation reaches out to low income families by linking these students with professional music teachers willing to reduce their fee to make the lessons more affordable for the child. Amanda Snell, Washington State Coordinator for Music Link, will provide an introduction to this program. 

February 2021

To Be Announced at 5:00 pm: Teachers Recital at Northwest Pianos (Chair: Tomoko Ishihara)
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 10:30 am: General Meeting held via Zoom
Presenter: WSMTA President Karen Hollenback, NCTM “WSMTA State and District Opportunities and Events”

Our WSMTA President will be visiting and sharing information pertinent to our chapter members. Bring your questions!

Thursday-Saturday, February 18-20, 2021: Music Artistry Program (MAP) at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Bellevue (Chair: Selina Chu, NCTM)
Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 6:00 pm: MAP Recognition Recital at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Bellevue (Chair: Selina Chu, NCTM)

March 2021

Saturday-Wednesday, March 13-17, 2021: MTNA Conference in Atlanta, Georgia CANCELLED

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 10:30 am: General Meeting held via Zoom
Presenter: Laure Struber “Marie Jaell and the Education of the Creative Thinking”

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

April 2021

Saturday, April 17, 2021: Lake Washington Musical Passport (Chair: Tomoko Ishihara)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 10:30 am: General Meeting held via Zoom
Presenter: Stephanie Thompson “Spotlight on Women Composers”

Stephanie will be sharing the history and music of her favorite women composers. Stephanie comes to us from Lewis and Clark College where she works as a staff accompanist and instructor of classical piano. She has extensive background knowledge from performing recitals with a female vocalist and also performing her own solo works focusing on music from women composers. 

Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 10 am-4 pm: Music Literacy Program at Eastside Bahai Center (Co-Chairs: Mary Kaye Owen, NCTM and Makiko Meyer)

May 2021

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 10:30 am: General Meeting held via Zoom
Membership Appreciation

Please join us for our virtual meeting to show appreciation to our members who have volunteered for us. 

June 2021

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 10:30 am: Officers and Committee Chairs Meeting at Nicole Kim’s Studio (meeting may be held via Zoom)

July 2021

No Scheduled Activities

August 2021

No Scheduled Activities