Hutchinson Area Piano Teachers Association


Hutchinson, KS

The Hutchinson Area Piano Teachers’ Association in Kansas welcomes teachers, parents, and students to our website. Whatever your interest, we hope it serves as a help to you.

The Hutchinson Area Piano Teachers' Association is a relatively new organization with lots of room for growth. Currently there are two members representing students of all ages and bound by one common goal: to explore, create, share and try new ways of teaching music.

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Membership in Music Teachers National Association and Kansas Music Teachers Association and willingness to work towards the goals outlined by the KMTA mission statement:
1. To help each student experience the joy of music
2. To strive for a high level of professionalism
3. To foster in students a lifelong commitment to music
4. To work in partnership with our community
5. To insure that music is an ongoing vital part of our cultural life

HAPTA offers many activities throughout the year. These serve as opportunities, not requirements.


COMMUNITY SERVICE PLAY-IN: An opportunity to share music with residents in retirement communities. Elementary aged students are encouraged to participate. These are held several times a year.

HUTCHINSON CITY CENTER: Chances to perform fun, lively duets and solos at one of the main street locations or parks:
* Third Thursday Art Walk
* Summer Music Fair
* Hutch Fest, July 4th Celebration
* September Chili Cook Off

HYMN FEST HUTCH: Held annually, this event explores all types of keyboard church music. Late elementary through college age students are eligible. Held in the spring, small groups of students perform a solo setting of a hymn, perform with a praise band and after a short instructional period, try their hand at playing a pipe organ.

ANNUAL INFORMAL HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL RECITALS: These concerts are geared for preparing students for upcoming competitions.

* Ensemble Concerts
* Master Class Lessons
* American Guild of Organist Student Clinics


Anderson Concerto Auditions: This event requires a high level of performance skill, early commitment and memorization. Open to students of grades 4, 5 and 6 for the elementary division, grades 7, 8 and 9 for the intermediate division and 10, 11 and 12 for the advanced division. The advanced winner will perform with the Hutchinson Symphony.

Kansas Music Teachers’ Association Performance Auditions: Performance of two or three pieces is required. First grade through college aged students are eligible with many different programs to choose from. A “1” rating at the district level allows the participant to advance to the state level.

Kansas High School Activities Association Piano Auditions: This competition can only be entered through the school in which you attend. Regional rating of “1” allows the participant to advance to the state level. Enrollment must be made immediately following the Christmas break to assure entrance.

Federated Music Club Scholarship Auditions: Performance of two compositions of contrasting styles is required.
Winners of the local competition are allowed to enter the state level event. Cash awards are given at both levels.

Member Information


E-mail Jeanette
Phone: 620-662-4983
Bachelor of Music Education
Masters of Music Education
Suzuki Pedagogy Training
Church Pianist/Organist

Private and Group Lessons for Pre-school-6th grade
Parent involvement required
Seasonal Recitals
Teaching ages 4 through adult with emphasis on elementary and intermediate students.


E-mail Judy
Phone: 620-669-0550
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Music Education
Pedagogy Training
30 years Part Time Community College Instructor

Teaching all ages
A studio with large numbers of H.S. and adult students
Starting beginning students the summer before 2nd or 3rd grade depending on their maturity