MTNA Professional Certification

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Every year, as a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano, I have to submit documentation to MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) in order to renew my certification. This includes list of student accomplishments, my own on-going professional development and continuing education, solo and collaborative performances, as well as contribution to my profession through working in teacher organizations and other music groups. I am proud to say that I received my renewal certificate recently! This is my 8th year! I received initial certification in 2006, shortly after I moved to the US from New Zealand.

Student Accomplishments 2012
Students in my studio participated in the following:
Two studio recitals annually – summer and winter
MTACTV – Spring Recital, Halloween Recital, Sonatina Festival, Certificate of Merit
TVMTA – Spring and Fall Recitals, Spring Music Festival, Young Artist Piano Competition, Benefit Concert
National Piano Guild Auditions
CAPMT Solo and Ensemble Auditions
Riverside Steinway Festival
Glendale Piano Competition
Southern California Junior Bach Festival
LA Young Pianist Competition
American Protege International Competition
ABRSM Piano Exams

Teacher Performances
MTAC Teacher Concerts – September and December 2012
Inland Valley Symphony concerts – John Williams, Disney, Halloween
Inland Valley Symphony Library Recital Series – Jan and October 2012
Accompaniments for flutist Kate Prestia-Schaub and students in recitals, San Diego Flute Guild, Certificate of Merit

Professional Development
MTNA National Conference in New York – March 2012
MTAC Convention in San Diego – July 2012

Contributions
Newsletter Editor for TVMTA – 2 newsletters
Adjudicator for San Diego Romantic Festival – April 2012
Chairperson TVMTA Fall Recital Oct 2012
Blog Author for Music Teachers Helper
Reviewer for Alfred Piano Publications

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