April 2019

Vol. 22, no. 7

JMTA General Meeting
Date: Wednesday, April 10
Time: 9:30am – Business Meeting; 10:30am – Featured Program:
Dr. Diana Dumlavwalla – “Online Music Lessons”
Location: Keyboard Connection, 9912 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, 32257
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President’s Pen
Dear Colleagues:

Our March program by Anita Renfroe was a delightful surprise. After the scheduled presenter was unable to come, Anita filled in with a program of lecture and piano performance. We appreciate her flexibility and willingness to share her skills. Many thanks also to her hubby for helping.
Our next general meeting will be Wednesday, April 10th at 9:30 at Keyboard Connection. Dr. Diana Dumlavwalla will present a program called “Online Music Lessons.” You can read about Dr. Dumlavwalla in Anita’s program notes. As we move into an area of greater technology, giving online music lessons has become a reality. You don’t want to miss this special program.
Also in April, we will vote on our slate of officers for the coming 2 years: President, Anita Renfroe; Vice-President, Sandra Stewart; Treasurer, Lorie Burningham; Secretary, Martha McKie. Be sure to attend and cast your vote.
Please remember the Proton Therapy Institute recital on Tuesday, April 16th. Intermediate level and advanced students are invited to participate. For more information, contact Sandra Stewart. The Proton Therapy recital is a community event, open to the public and can be counted as community service credits. Even if you do not have students participating, you are welcome to attend. This program is always delightful.

It is officially Spring! New life is beginning all around us and warmer days are ahead. Perhaps some of your students would like at attend a summer music camp. We do have scholarships available to help.

Have a Blessed Easter.

Dr. Sandra Roberts
President, JMTA
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March 2019

Vol. 22, no. 6

JMTA General Meeting
Date: Wednesday, March 13
Time: 9:30am – Business Meeting; 10:30am – Featured Program:
Anthony M. Butler, Sr. – “Teaching as a Business Professional”
Location: Keyboard Connection, 9912 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, 32257
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President’s Pen
Dear Colleagues,

A huge THANK YOU to Erin Bennett for her informative presentation “Ascending Beyond the Standard Method Book” at our February meeting. Her detailed hand-out will be my “bible” for helping students progress successfully out of method books. That hand-out represents many hours of research. We are grateful to have Erin share her pedagogical expertise with us.
Many thanks also to Lynn Freeman and her nominating committee for submitting a list of potential new officers: President, Anita Renfroe; Vice-President, Sandra Stewart; Treasurer, Lori Burningham; and Secretary, Martha McKie.
We appreciate Denise Homsley’s work in making Student Day possible. Denise has spent much time to make Student day so meaningful to participating students. Thank you, Denise.
Our next meeting will be Wednesday, March 13, at 9:30 am at Keyboard Connection. After our business meeting, Mr. Anthony Butler will present a program “Teaching as a Business Professional.” Mr. Butler is Director for E3 Business Group, Inc., an entrepreneurial work that promotes a philosophy for business, professional and personal success. We are not only music teachers, but we are also business owners and participants. Come and hear how we can be better at the business of teaching music.

See you on March 13th.

Blessings,

Dr. Sandra Roberts
President, JMTA
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February 2019

Vol. 22, no. 5

General Meeting
Date: Wednesday, February 13
Time: 9:30am – Business Meeting; 10:30am – Featured Program:
Dr. Erin Bennett – “Transitioning out of Method Books”
Location: Keyboard Connection, 9912 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, 32257
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President’s Pen

Dear Colleagues,

One month of 2019 is already gone! How time flies when we are making beautiful music!

Many thanks to Erin Bennett and Kamila Shahtakhtinski for their spirited “Certification” presentation in January. It motivated us to seriously consider the benefits of being certified. As an added bonus, we got to meet baby Jack! What a cutie!
Our next meeting is February 13 at 9:30 am at Keyboard Connection. Dr. Erin Bennett will present a program about “Transitioning Out of Method books.” This has been a personal challenge for me and I am looking forward to Erin’s words of wisdom. Keeping students on track and motivated after the method books is a stabilizing factor in our studios. Also, we will be introducing the JMTA officer candidates as well as considering the constitution and bylaws revisions. Be sure to come and let us hear your input.
Our meeting is the day before Valentine’s Day. It is an excellent time to remind those dearest to us how important they are in our lives. YOU are special and IMPORTANT to JMTA. Thank you for all you do.

See you soon.

Blessings,

Dr. Sandra Roberts
President, JMTA

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