November 2017

Vol. 21, no. 3

JMTA General Meeting
Date:
Wednesday, November 8
Time:
9:15am: Meet and Great; 9:30am: Business Meeting
10:30am: Featured Program: The Reluctant Accompanist – Do’s and Don’ts with Dr. Anita Renfroe
Location:
Keyboard Connection, 9912 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, 32257

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President’s Pen

Dear Fellow Music Teachers,

Greetings and welcome to a “cooler” Florida. Fall has arrived. At our October meeting, Denise Homsley gave an informative presentation about preparing students for Student Day. She even included choice tips for general teaching. Thank you, Denise.

Be sure to put our November meeting on your calendar if you haven’t already done so: November 8 at Keyboard Connection. Meet and greet is at 9:15, with the meeting at 9:30 AM. We will have a report from those who attended the FSMTA Mini-Conference. We will also be treated to Anita Renfroe’s presentation about accompanying. You don’t want to miss this!

January’s meeting will be “Open Mic” at Keyboard Connection on January 10th. This is your chance to play, sing, yodel or whatever you have always wanted to do but didn’t have the opportunity! Surprise us with your fantastic entertainment! Let’s have fun, fun, fun. Maybe someone would even sing “Second Hand Rose.” ??

Since this is the last newsletter and meeting before the new year 2018, I wish you all a Blessed Thanksgiving and Christmas. May your days be merry and bright.

See you next year. May it be the very best year ever.

Sandra
Dr. Sandra Roberts
JMTA President
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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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