Minnesota Valley Music 
Teacher's Association

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2018-2019 Meeting Schedule


Except for December and May, meetings will be held at the Twin Rivers Arts Center, 523 South 2nd St., in downtown Mankato. Coffee and refreshments are served and the business meeting conducted from 9:00-9:30 AM, and the program runs from 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Janice Rauh, President of MVMTA

New Music & New Ideas for a New Year

If you are looking for new ways to motivate your students this year, then join us in our first program as Janice Rauh shares new music and ideas from the 2018 Schmitt Music Expo.  Plus, find out about local festivals in our area.


Friday, October 12, 2018

Dr. Kevin Hobbs

Repertoire for the Advancing Pianist: A Performance by Kevin Hobbs

Come and hear this amazing pianist!  Dr. Kevin Hobbs, a former student of Lydia Artymiw at the University of Minnesota, and current Professor of Piano at North Hennepin Community College and the University of Minnesota, will share his talent with our group.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Dr. Stella Branzburg Sick

Rewards Gained from Proper Practice Habits

Have you ever been frustrated with your students' practic habits, but don't know how to change them?  Dr. Stella Branzburg Sick from Hamline University will teach us how to instill important practice habits in our students.


Friday, December 14, 2018

Holiday Brunch (Time and place TBD)

Treat yourself and a significant other and guests to a delicious holiday brunch with special musical performances and a holiday sing-a-long.  Reservations are required.  More information soon!

Friday, February 8, 2019

Marilyn Henry

Getting It All In!  Doing the Impossible in 30 Minutes

If you have ever struggled with getting everything taught in a 30-minute lesson, this program is for you.  Marilyn Henry, a private piano teacher from Roseville, will share the teaching time management skills she has acquired from over 30 years of piano teaching experience.

Friday, March 9, 2019

Open Forum

This year's idea sharing program will focus on business practices in our piano studios.  Come with questions and ideas on record keeping, studio policies, and marketing your business.

Saturday/Sunday, April 6-7, 2019

Bernice Jones Festival from 8-1 at Gustavus Adolphus College

Our 31st annual MVMTA sponsored festival will be held at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.  This year's festival will include 6th-12th grade students.  See above menu for more details.


Friday, April 12, 2019

Dr. Sarah Miller

Telling a Story with Music: Composition for Everyone!

Dr. Sarah Miller, an active composer, teacher and performer from the Twin Cities brings us her tools for teaching composition.  Learn more about the grid that has yielded fantastic results in student composing.