October 2017

Vol. 21, No. 2

JMTA General Meeting
Date:
Wednesday, October 11
Time:
9:30am: Business Meeting
10:30am: Featured Program – Student Day Success with Denise Homsley (rescheduled from September due to hurricane)
Location:
Keyboard Connection, 9912 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, 32257

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President’s Pen

Greetings to my Music Teacher Colleagues:
I hope that you survived Hurricane Irma in good shape and that you are back to sharing music with your students. My week without power was uncomfortably hot and sticky. I have great appreciation for air conditioning! Our September meeting is “Gone With the Wind,” (apologies to Margaret Mitchell) so we move on to October.

Our next JMTA meeting is Wednesday, October 11th at Keyboard Connection. We will meet and greet at 9:30 am with the meeting beginning at 10:00. Denise Homsley will present a program about Student Day preparation. We can all use tips and resources to help our students prepare for this important evaluation.

The FSMTA Conference is being rescheduled, since the Coral Gables Biltmore Hotel postponed it due to Irma. The new date should be announced shortly. Perhaps some of you would also be able to attend when the date is announced. I plan to drive and would welcome fellow passengers.

If you have music and/or music resource materials that you would like to share (free), please bring them to the meeting. Your “music discards” may be someone else’s “music treasures.”

See you at the October meeting!

Sandra
Dr. Sandra Roberts
JMTA President
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September 2017

Vol. 21, no. 1

JMTA General Meeting

Date:
Wednesday, September 13
Time:
9:30am: Business Meeting
10:30am: Featured Program – Student Day Success with Denise Homsley
Location:
Keyboard Connection, 9912 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, 32257

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President’s Pen

Welcome, fellow music teachers, to the 2017-2018 school year! I trust that you had a refreshing and pleasant summer.

Anita Renfroe has planned exciting and informative programs for our monthly meetings, beginning with our first meeting on Wednesday, September 13 at Keyboard Connection at 9:30 AM. Also, our State Conference is early this year, September 7-10 in Coral Gables, FL. I am excited to be attending and will give you a report at the September meeting.

For your future calendar, our Multi-Piano Festival will be in November 2018. More details will be given at our meetings.

Remember that JMTA exists for the benefit of teachers and students, so come and join us. Let’s see what we can share that will be helpful and encouraging to us and our students.

Blessings,

Dr. Sandra Roberts
JMTA President
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May 2017

Vol. 20, no. 8

JMTA General Meeting and Luncheon

Date: Wednesday, May 10
Time:
9:30am: Business Meeting; 11:00am: Annual Luncheon
Location:
Meeting: Keyboard Connection, 9912 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, 32257
Luncheon: Outback Steakhouse, 9773 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, 32257

Please join us for our next meeting on May 10th. Following the business meeting at 9:30, we will have our annual luncheon at 11am. ______________________________________________________________________________

President’s Pen

As we come to a close for this school year, it is time for me to write my last ‘President’s Pen’. I want to thank you all for putting your faith in me to lead this fine association. I am excited and honored to continue on as the Vice President for the next term. There are big changes coming for me personally in the next few months. I will trim down my studio considerably in my quest to find a teaching position with Duval county. In my heart, I know that is what is best for myself and my daughter. May will be my Spring recital and I am excited to see all my students perform their pieces that I know they have worked hard on. It saddens me to say that it will also be my last recital with the Jacksonville School of Music. I have loved my time spent there over the past 6 years. I will be taking some much needed time off in July to travel and visit my parents and other family, as well as move and prepare for a new job. Don’t forget, our final meeting is coming up Wednesday, May 10th at Keyboard Connection directly followed by our annual luncheon, this time at Outback Steakhouse. I look forward to seeing you all there!

Lastly, it is with great sadness that I learned one of my oldest teachers, mentors, and friends lost her husband. Please keep Sandy Stewart in your thoughts and prayers during this tough time and let us help her in any way we can. She has always been there for me personally, as well as JMTA, now it is our time to return the favor.

Lindsay Hardee, JMTA President

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