2022-2023 NAMTA Programs

Please check each event if it will be held online or in-person. If you are not part of our membership and would like to attend an event, please email our President, Susan Yang

Friday, September 9th at 9:30am - Steinway Piano Gallery, Nashville

Teacher Welcome Breakfast & Enrichment Program

Join us for the start of our 2022-2023 year!

The Steinway Piano Gallery, Nashville will be hosting our Welcome Breakfast and Teacher Enrichment Program.  Please RSVP for this event and feel free to bring a friend who may be interested in joining NAMTA as well. 

Below is the meeting schedule for this morning:

9:30 Breakfast, meet and greet
10:00 Membership meeting
10:30 Teacher Enrichment Program: Witches, Jack-O-Lanterns, and Piano Playing Skeletons: An Exploration of Halloween Music with Piano Music Database
11:30 Q&A 
12:00 Adjournment 

We are excited to welcome William Perry as our featured presenter! You won't want to miss his presentation of: Witches, Jack-O-Lanterns, and Piano Playing Skeletons: An Exploration of Halloween Music with Piano Music Database.

Halloween is right around the corner which means it’s time to start thinking about all those spooky pieces we’ll assign our students. It can be a daunting task to find music that is both fun for our students and technically appropriate. In this presentation, you’ll be introduced to a new website, pianomusicdatabase.com (PMD), that makes the process of finding the right piece faster and easier. You’ll learn how to find pieces that use the pedagogical concepts you’re teaching your students. Furthermore, by using the built-in filters on PMD such as style, mood, theme and student age range, you’ll also see how to narrow down your choices to only those pieces that your students will love playing. Over the course of this presentation, you’ll discover many of the piano world’s best Halloween pieces, get a better understanding of the philosophy behind PMD, and learn how to incorporate the site into your lesson planning.

William Perry is a pianist, electronic keyboardist, and teacher from Cincinnati, OH, who specializes in performing and teaching popular styles. He has a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Stetson University and a Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Florida State University. In addition to regular performances in venues throughout Cincinnati, William has performed in Florida, Oregon, Hawaii, Italy, France, Czech Republic, and Ireland. As a band member, William is in demand particularly for his skill of recreating iconic synthesizer, organ, and keyboard sounds for tribute shows. An avid teacher, William maintains a private studio in Cincinnati, OH. He has served as the president of Mid-State Music Teachers Association and was the founder of both the Florida State University and Stetson University chapters of MTNA.

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Saturday, October 29th, 2022 at 10:00am- Lane Music, Brentwood

Teacher Enrichment Program

More details coming soon!

Saturday, February 11th, 2023 1:00pm-5:00pm

Steinway Piano Gallery, Nashville

Winter Workshop

More details coming soon!

Friday, April 14th, 2023at 10:00am- Steinway Piano Gallery, Nashville

Teacher Celebration!

Join us as we celebrate the end of the school year!