Fall Conference with Jane K. Reed – September 25


   Friday, September 25, 2020 9:30AM-11:00AM

Online via Zoom


Meeting ID: 826 8772 4936                Passcode: 016790

Inspire the Desire to Learn with Jane K. Reed

What if your students would come into your studio eager to learn? Children are excited about learning when they are actively involved in the process.  They engage when they believe learning is happening “through” them rather than “to” them. Join this session to discover refreshing and motivating teaching strategies that re-ignite learning through curiosity, inquiry and self-directed learning.

Jane K. Reed is an internationally recognized Suzuki Piano Teacher Trainer, Piano Educator and Motivational Speaker from Greenville, SC.  After earning a degree in piano performance from the University of Findlay, she found her calling in Piano Pedagogy.  As she teaches throughout the US and other countries, she dedicates herself to promoting finer education for students, teachers and parents through deeper thinking, validated learning skills and building meaningful relationships between the child, parent and teacher.

She and her husband founded Solutionary Insights, an educational business dedicated to Nurturing Thinking Minds.  The unique signature of this business is the intertwining of the respect of the value of individuals, the belief that all are capable of excellence, and the resolve that fine and purposeful teaching and parenting develops outstanding abilities.

Sponsored by the Central East Ohio District of Music Teachers Association

Ashley Wise and Theresa – Murphy-Co-Chairs

Grants for Professional Development

Fall is upon us and it is time to start thinking about the school schedule. During each school year, Ohio Music Teachers Association offers Grants for Professional Development. This is an opportunity for music teachers to be able to focus on ourselves and how we might improve our skills as teachers and the management of our studios.

With Covid19 on all our minds, there are more online opportunities than ever before. You can literally participate in a program anywhere in the world.

I challenge you to take this opportunity to examine your strengths and weaknesses as a teacher, and to identify ways to become more effective and marketable to potential students. Consider refining your performance skills by working with a master teacher or taking a finance course to maximize your potential earnings. Learn how to master Zoom, WhatsApp, WeChat, Skype, and other apps that enable you to teach online. There are countless ways a professional grant could enhance your skills. You are only limited by your creativity.

We can all make improvements to our studios. Take this time to see what would be most beneficial for you. CEOMTA offers up to $350 per teacher, with a total of $700 set aside each year. Look at the CEOMTA website for details: www.ceomta.org/grants-for-professional-development. The deadline for your application is April 15, 2021.

Look now and plan ahead.

Annette Suhovecky, Chair

Registration Checklist for Scale Olympics

The Scale Olympics Committee has compiled a 2020 Teacher Registration Checklist to assist you with completing online registration for this event.  If you are unsure how to proceed, have questions, or are simply confused by it all – this comprehensive checklist will help you!  To download this printable document, click on the link below. Registration is open until September 3, 2020.

Registration Checklist 2020

This can also be found on our website: