One of the many benefits of being members of DVMTA is the monthly General Meeting. As we look at ending the 2022-23 DVMTA year our last General Meeting was wonderful. We met on March 31st at My First Piano Recital Hall, and were privileged to hear from one of our own members, Nancy Chase. She was phenomenal as she presented "Setting up Your Studio for Success." She spoke about topics such as teaching philosophies, creating and developing strong studio policies, curriculums, and professional development. As teachers, we must always be willing to learn, grow, or change our methods or policies to reflect our current stage of life. We also took time to honor our friend, Linda Carpenter, who is retiring after nearly 40 years of piano teaching. She has served many years on the DVMTA Board, and has given so much to our organization. She will be missed!
Happy March everyone! Spring is right around the corner, and believe it or not, so is the end of the school year. Our final events for the year include the Awards in Excellence piano competition, the April Brunch, Achievement Day, and the Awards Plus recognition ceremony. Many of you are also preparing for your Spring Recitals. We are entering a busy season for sure.
Now is the perfect time to catch your breath and prepare yourself and your students for these year-end performance opportunities that showcase the progress they have made throughout the year. Let’s finish strong together and remind our students of the importance of practice and dedication in achieving success. It’s important that we our best to ensure that our students feel confident and prepared to perform. Continue to inspire them, challenge them, and encourage them to achieve their very best on their musical journeys.
Congratulations to Linda Carpenter and Debbie Engelsman on their wonderful careers as music teachers as they retire from teaching and begin new adventures in their lives. “Never underestimate the difference you made and the lives you touched.” Thank you for your examples and contributions to our organization.
DVMTA President 2022-2024
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