Greetings as we have entered the new school year! I hope you are refreshed and encouraged in your teaching as we enter this season. The KMTA State Conference is right around the corner, which is an event sure to refresh your teaching with twenty-three sessions to choose from that will provide tools you can implement in your studios to enhance your teaching! I must mention the comradery of the community of music teachers from around the state, which for me is encouraging each time I attend the conference. Dr. Lucy Tan has compiled a phenomenal conference, which will be at Washburn University September 22-23. Don’t hesitate to register for the conference before it’s too late (from this website) – I look forward to seeing and visiting with each of you in Topeka!
I will be passing the presidential baton to Dr. James Knight soon, and I look forward to his leadership of KMTA for the next two years. I have had the opportunity to meet many wonderful piano pedagogues from around the state and nation these last two years. I have also experienced how the leadership of MTNA and KMTA work to provide the studio music teacher with resources and tools to encourage musicianship development of each and every music student. This is why I am proud to be a member of MTNA and KMTA, and I hope you are able to utilize some of these resources and tools in your teaching. I have cherished my time as your KMTA President and I continue to look forward to serving for KMTA as we move into the future.