October 2018

Vol. 22, no. 2

JMTA General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, October 10th

Time: 9:15am – Meet and Greet; 9:30am – Business Meeting; 10:30am – Featured Program:

Continued Favorite Holiday Teaching Repertoire

Location: Keyboard Connection, 9912 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, 32257

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President’s Pen

Greetings Everyone:

Many thanks to Anita Renfroe for the September program. Our 2018-2019 school year is off to a great start! We had a delightful time munching on goodies and listening to holiday music. October’s program will continue the presentation of holiday (any holiday) music gems. Please attend and share your favorite holiday selection(s). Check Anita’s post in the High Notes for future programs.

Thanks to Maureen Rhodes for volunteering to be our new Ethics Chairperson; also to Martha McKie for filling the Secretary’s position. We appreciate these ladies’ willingness to help JMTA. We are still in need of a Historian. The job is not time consuming. Would anyone volunteer to fill this spot? Please let me know ASAP.

By the time of the October meeting, I will be home from the FSMTA Conference in Coral Gables. I will have a report about the business meeting and the workshops. We are so pleased that our own Kamila Shahtakhtinski will be one of the featured performers. I look forward to this time of continuing education and fellowship. I am driving alone to Coral Gables. Please keep me in your prayers for a safe journey.

Our appreciation goes to Jack Melvin for his hosting our JMTA meetings.

See you on October 10th!

Blessings,

Sandra Roberts

Dr. Sandra Roberts

JMTA President

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September 2018

Vol. 22, no. 1

JMTA General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, September 12

Time: 9:15am – Meet and Greet; 9:30am – Business Meeting; 10:30am – Featured Program:

Favorite Holiday Teaching Repertoire and Recipes

Location: Keyboard Connection, 9912 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, 32257

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President’s Pen

Dear Colleagues,
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year and JMTA year of events. Our first meeting will be September 12th at 9:30 am at Keyboard Connection. The program is “Your Favorite Holiday Teaching Repertoire and Recipes.” Please bring four of your favorite holiday teaching pieces (solos or duets) plus a favorite treat with the recipe. Anita says we can “munch and play!” This sounds like so much fun. You won’t want to miss it.
Our Multi-Piano Festival of November is postponed indefinitely due to serious problems. Lindsay also resigned as Multi-Piano Festival Chairperson. We need to regroup in order to have this Festival. We are also in need of a recording secretary. If any of you would help in either of these areas, please let me know.
Anita has such outstanding programs arranged for this school year. Be sure to attend each monthly meeting for the information and the fellowship.
Remember, music makes a happy heart. See you at Keyboard Connection on September 12th.

Blessings,
Dr. Sandra Roberts

JMTA President

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May 2018

Vol. 21, no. 8

JMTA General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, May 9

Time: 9:15am – Meet and Greet; 9:30am – Business Meeting; 10:30am – Featured Program:

Concerto Competition Winners

Location: Keyboard Connection, 9912 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, 32257

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President’s Pen

Dear Colleagues,

Wow! Another school year has flown by. It seems like yesterday that we were getting ready for the school year, then Christmas, New Years, Easter and now, here we are at May. I trust that this has been a prosperous and fruitful year for you.
Many thanks to all who participated in the Multi-Piano Festival music preview. It was such fun. Great sightreading too. I am excited about introducing the music to my students and preparing for the Festival in November. It is such a special event: playing in a piano “orchestra”. I encourage you to get as many of your students involved as possible.

Thank you to Anita Renfroe for the varied and interesting programs this year. I know from experience that planning programs is a yeoman’s job; trying to find something that will stimulate our brains, interest and actions, yet be appropriate for our group. Thanks again, Anita.
Many thanks also to Sandra Stewart for arranging the Proton Therapy Program. The students did a fantastic job and the audience was so appreciative. Thank you to those teachers who encouraged their students to participate. Music really does make a happy heart.

We look forward to hearing our concerto winners at the May meeting at Keyboard Connection. A special “thank you” to Jack Melvin for allowing us to meet at his store. He has been a consistently strong supporter of JMTA. We are most appreciative.
Please encourage any of your colleagues that you contact to attend our meetings. The programs are insightful and the camaraderie invaluable. You never know when you might pick up a teaching nugget and/or make a new friend. We music teachers need to support each other. 😊

Be sure to renew your membership ASAP.

Have a refreshing summer. See you in September.

Blessings,
Sandra Roberts

Dr. Sandra Roberts

JMTA President
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