2019-2020 Proposed Budget

The 2019-20 Proposed Budget will be voted on at our Annual Membership Meeting on April 12. This meeting is part of our Spring Conference.

You can view the Proposed Budget by clicking on the link below:

2019-20 Proposed Budget

It can also be viewed on our website:


Any questions should be directed to Bruce Piper, Treasurer: bpiper0378@gmail.com


MTNA Certification Classes – A Commitment to Excellence

There will be two more certification classes this fall.
All teachers are welcome to attend – whether you are just interested in knowing more, or already involved in the five projects.

Monday, September 25 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Graves Recital Hall
Topics for the Day:
-Planning your performance video
-Planning your teaching videos
-The Studio Policy – have one? bring it! Don’t have one? write one!

-Project 4 – can you get it done and share it with us that day?

If there is any time left, we will discuss Project 5.2.B – your audition processes – with a new student and with a transfer student.

Monday, November 6, 2017 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Graves Recital Hall
Guest Clinician: Liz Atkinson, NCTM
Topics for the Day:
-Help With Technology
-Video-taping yourself and your students
-Setting up a YouTube Channel
-How to submit your certification materials in one file
-Camera angles, audio considerations; how to make yourself look good!
-Come with questions and concerns

-Project 5: Dealing with Students; Dealing with Colleagues; Dealing with Parents
(see these at http://www.mtnacertification.org/certification-overview/)

Please feel free to contact your local certification chairman:
Janice Cook, NCTM
jbakercook@gmail.com or 614-848-3360


Certification Class Meets August 28

Are you in the midst of goal-setting for your students, so they reach a higher level of competence in a number of areas this coming year?  What goals are you setting for YOURSELF to reach a higher level of competence in a number of areas this year?  You are invited to join the group of OMTA teachers who would are contemplating
national certification.

Any member interested in or just curious about MTNA’s National Certification program is invited to come to a general information session from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Monday, August 28th in the Graves Recital Hall. Sometimes teachers come with no intention to become certified, but they want to continue to learn. And then sometimes they “catch” the desire to get the NCTM designation.

Beforehand, you are encouraged to visit the MTNA website at http://www.mtnacertification.org. Many members print out pertinent information. Those who wish to start one of the five required steps toward certification find that setting up a 3-ring binder or a series of folders on the computer helps in organization.

From 10:15 until 11:45 a.m., members who have already started their quest are invited to join us. We will do these things:

  • Discuss and share Teaching Philosophies (Project One) and briefly touch on Studio Policies (Project 5)
  • Discuss and look at hypothetical annual budgets (Project 5.2.C)
  • Analyze a piece of music and state how you would get a student started on it (Project 2)

Here is a testimonial from one of our members:
“I had a wonderful experience getting certified! I found that through my experience getting my certification, I rediscovered the thrill of studying music and learning new approaches to teaching. I learned much more about myself and reconnected with some of those elements of study that we as teachers sometimes don’t often get a chance to dig into because we are so busy figuring out how to get our students to count or practice. I put aside my fears as a teacher and let fellow colleagues help me with my goals. I found out that other teachers in this area are not here to be competitors but to help us along the way, and are our biggest cheerleaders. It was truly one of the greatest things I have done for myself and my students.”

I would appreciate hearing from you if you plan to attend. But if you are unsure, feel free to just show up at the last minute.

Janice Cook, NCTM