Our January General Meeting was superb, and was a great way to begin the new year. Members and friends gathered together in person, and some attended virtually, to learn from Autumn Hunt, who is a faculty member at Chandler Gilbert Community College, and a DVMTA member. Autumn shared many of her teaching experiences and philosophies on giving students Roots and Wings to help them continue to learn and fly. She is an amazing teacher and instructor, and provided many teaching tools she uses to meet students on their level, and motivate them to reach higher. We loved hearing from her, and appreciated her inspiring words to help us become well-rounded teachers who produce well-rounded students through understanding that music is for everyone.
Why Piano Lessons?
“For the shy child, piano is self-expression.
For the awkward child, it’s coordination.
For the uncertain child, it’s poise and confidence.
For the child who gives up easily, it’s perseverance.
For the inattentive child, it’s concentration.
For the impulsive child, it’s a way to channel their energy into a rewarding accomplishment.
For all children, piano is one of the greatest forms of self-improvement.”
As we embark on 2022, I want to encourage you that there is great purpose in your calling. Music lessons offer many life skills that will help our students become successful in life. I firmly believe that music lessons help children to grow into adults who contribute to society and help our world to be a better place. What a privilege we have as teachers to make a difference in the world!
DVMTA President 2020-2022
Read the full January 2022 Newsletter
With the holiday season upon us, it is always nice to relax and get together as DVMTA friends and members. We gathered for a delicious brunch at La Madeleine Cafe, and enjoyed great conversation in front of a cozy fire. We are so glad to have an organization that promotes camaraderie and friendship, and for those who took the time to come and visit with us.
DVMTA members met together on November 19, 2021 for an amazing performance and presentation. We were privileged to meet at the home of retired Professor of Collaborative Piano from the ASU School of Music, Eckart Sellheim. Professor Sellheim, and his wife, Dian, gave a fabulous presentation on music history and style differences of the musical time periods, and they showcased their amazing fortepiano collection. A truly remarkable meeting and opportunity to hear the sounds of music history.
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