District Fall Conference

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CEOMTA Fall Conference
Friday, September 24, 2021
Stanton’s Sheet Music and will also be available on zoom
330 S 4th St. Columbus OH

Please respond ASAP through the link below (by next Friday, Sept. 10 at the latest) if you will attend this year’s conference in person or online. Your response will aid us in our planning as gift bags are being prepared for our in-person guests.  Please read below for additional details regarding this year’s conference and theme. Information can also be found on the district website. Thanks for your prompt response!

Link to RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQRGj36YpgQ0EC2rG58LD3X_02M6lDH3skKjB-ItvJGvTtXQ/viewform?usp=pp_url&entry.1869414116=I+will+attend+IN-PERSON

Teachers are nurturers and we have a tendency toward taking care of others first and neglecting ourselves. This leads to burnout, disorganization, poor health, and uninspired teaching. The goal of this unique conference is to help address the physical and emotional health of teachers and encourage and enable you to take better care of yourself. After the tumultuous year we all have endured, we look forward to hearing from local experts as they share physical and emotional techniques to calm our bodies and our minds as we strive to balance our work and our personal lives. The tools we learn will help us present our best selves and give us relevant strategies to guide our stressed out students as well. Our guest speakers will include fellow CEOMTA member, teacher and Musician Wellness Specialist, Lynn Singleton, and Carlos Bing, licensed professional counselor with Key Counseling and Consultation. CEOMTA is excited to have these professionals share with us this year!

About Our Guest Speakers
Lynn Singleton is on the faculty of the Ohio State University School of Music where she teaches classes in keyboard skills and keyboard harmony, as well as working with students as a Musician Wellness Specialist. As an Allied Health Professional member of the Performing Arts Medical Association, Lynn works with musicians to increase body awareness, develop healthy movement habits, use stretching and strengthening exercises to meet the physical demands of practice and performance, incorporate breathing techniques for meditation and stress release, and practice self-massage. In addition to bachelor’s and master’s degrees in performance, she also holds certifications in Pilates, Yamuna Body Rolling®, Yoga Tune-Up Therapy®, Reflexology, and Restorative Exercise™. She currently serves on the Board of the Ohio Music Teachers Association as the Wellness Chair and has been a guest clinician at state and national music teacher conferences, lecturing on different aspects of musician wellness.

Lynn has received numerous awards, including a grant from the Ohio Music Teachers Association to attend the 2015 “Free to Play” Piano Symposium at the University of South Florida. She was honored as a 2016 Foundation Fellow through the Music Teachers National Association. In 2003, she was chosen as the Certified Teacher of the Year by the Ohio Music Teachers Association.  In addition to her duties at Ohio State, Lynn maintains a private studio in the Clintonville area of Columbus and is active as a soloist and collaborative pianist.

Carlos Bing serves as a licensed professional counselor with Key Counseling and Consultation. When working with clients and seeking to understand the reasons for therapy, Bing uses several treatment techniques to help the client navigate their life back to where they desire to be. Bing and his clients work together to identify negative thought patterns that promote feelings of dissatisfaction, despair, discouragement, and disappointment. Bing also serves as the State Director of the GEAR UP Ohio Program for the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Bing has worked for the Ohio Department of Higher Education for 16 years and has worked in the area of college access for over 20 years in various capacities. Bing is an active member in the community and has been married to his wife Seneca for 15 years, has 4 children (1 in heaven), and 1 grandson.

Conference Chairs
Ashley Wise – wisenotesmusic@gmail.com
Theresa Murphy – Tmurphypiano@gmail.com


Updated September 18, 2021