Upcoming IMTF – Teaching during COVID-19

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Independent Music Teachers Forum!

On Friday, November 6th from 10:00-11:30 am, Suzanne Newcomb, IMTF chair, will lead a lively discussion about teaching during our historic COVID-19 quarantine. We’ll talk about what has worked with our students online and what hasn’t. Discussion topics will include technology that is helpful for the most effective lessons, teaching materials that have achieved success, and how to appropriately check in on the mental health and well-being of your students during this challenging time. Breakout rooms will be utilized for smaller group discussions. Our unique group of district teachers will be able to have an exchange of ideas as well as some much needed fellowship. Click on the link below to join us!

Zoom Link IMTF Nov 6

Or enter Meeting ID = 832-0712-3880

This information can also be found on our website:


Suzanne Newcomb, NCTM, Independent Music Teachers Forum Chairman


Winter IMTF has been rescheduled

The Winter Independent Music Teachers Forum has been rescheduled to April 9 (Tuesday) at 9:30 a.m. at Mozart’s Cafe – 4784 North High Street – Columbus, OH 43214.

Please join us for discussion of using toys and imagery for young beginners to establish healthy technique and sound production.  Save the date and bring your ideas to share.

You will need to make a reservation. Please email if you plan to come: olena.mladenova@gmail.com

PS – Unfortunately Fridays are not available at Mozart’s, only midweek mornings are.
Hope you can make it!

IMTF on February 1

Please join us for our Winter Independent Music Teachers Forum on February 1 from 9:30-11:30. Note that the time has changed.

We are meeting at Mozart’s Cafe, 4784 North High Street in Columbus 43214.

Topic of discussion is the use of toys and imagery in working on hand position and sound production with young beginners.
How do you make working on music fun and productive?
How do you keep the attention of little ones

Please come and share what works the best for you and your beginners and bring your toys!