Our January newsletter is available to read and/or download here:
News of Note January 2022
Hope everyone is enjoying 2022 so far. On January 21, we held a Sharing Session at Immanuel UCC. Several teachers showed up to discuss studio issues, mainly issues dealing with Covid. Despite the challenges, everyone is still finding ways to be inventive in maintaining their studios and lessening the anxiety in their students.
WELCOME CARMEN CARPENTER
Welcome to Carmen, our newest member. She specializes in group piano, vocal coaching, and early childhood music.
VIRTUAL STUDENT RECITALS
Our next virtual recital is soon to be posted. Please encourage your students to take part in this unique format. Great to share with friends and family who can’t attend a live performance.
These recitals are open to students of all ages, levels, and abilities. There is no restriction on repertoire and memory is not required, although selections should be performance ready. Teachers should view the videos before uploading.
Registration deadline: February 1 Register online
Recital posted: February 10
Time to get ready for Spring Fest. Students are to prepare 2 contrasting pieces and scales. No theory testing involved, just the audition and recital if the student qualifies. The event will be held at Immanuel United Church of Christ in Shillington on March 5 (audition) and March 6 (recital). Specifics are on the website. https://readingmusicteachers.org/for-students/spring-festival/
Registration window: February 11-19 (noon) Register online
Documents should be sent to: Barbara Lanza, 5075 Valley View Road, Mohnton PA 19540 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
ADULT STUDENT RECITAL
Our adult recital will be held on March 13 at Holly Altenderfer’s house:1175 Cedar Top Road, Reading PA 19607. Please contact her with any questions at 610-775-3747 or email@example.com
Students should be now preparing their foundation pieces and working on their portfolios for Musical Bridges. This is a nice project for students who want to enhance their musical knowledge by exploring the connection between music and other art forms. Complete information is on the website and can be downloaded.
Video submissions due: January 1- April 1
Projects due to teachers: April 1
Display of projects will be sometime in the Spring
Many thanks for the gorgeous flowers. It looks like Spring at my house. And also thanks for your well wishes for my recovery from surgery. I thought it would be difficult for me to stop all my activities and rest….I have found out that it is not that hard to do!
Virtual Recital : April 1, 2022 registration deadline
General Membership Meeting: May 20, 2022 9:00 Board; 10:00 Meeting and Presentation at Immanuel UCC, Shillington
Thanks to our Community Sponsors for supporting our efforts!
Menchey Music Store / Bella Musica String Ensembles / Jason McDevitt
Happy New Year !
Barbara Lanza, President RMTA