Student Solo and Ensemble Recitals & Honors Recital Coming Up Soon

The Student Solo and Ensemble Recitals & the Honors Recital are scheduled for Sunday, April 18, 2021, at Graves Piano & Organ Company. Be sure to get your registrations and participation fees (fees only for the Student Solo & Ensemble Recitals) in by Thursday, April 8, 2021 (postmarked).

The recitals are open to students of all members who have studied for at least one year. They are a great performance opportunity for any well-prepared student, and the perfect chance for them to hear other fine students from our district. If in the case that we are not able to conduct any of the Student Solo and Ensemble Recitals in person, the recital will be conducted via Zoom.

Detailed information can be found on our website: Please contact Dr. Caroline B. Salido-Barta, chair, at 614-440-3555 or, for additional questions.

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


Join us Oct. 30 for a Workshop with Pianist George Lopez

Friday, October 30, 2020
9:00 AM on Zoom

Meeting ID: 975 905 6011
Passcode: Piano

“The Eyes have it!”
Important facets of eye movement in beginning to advanced piano playing to improve sight reading and technique featuring George Lopez.

Pianist George Lopez, Bowdoin College’s Robert Beckwith Artist in Residence, has been a dedicated and dynamic performer, educator, and lecturer for 30 years. Known in Europe, South America and the US for his “…kaleidoscopic colors and clarity of conception…” (LA Times) in the standard repertoire as well as being a champion of newly written works, Mr. Lopez is also comfortable in styles of music ranging from jazz, ragtime to more contemporary styles of improvisation. His 2019-2020 concert season has included tours of New England and New York, the Bay Area, Seattle, New Orleans, Boulder, Colorado, Vermont, Massachusetts, Mexico, with concerts in Switzerland and Italy this summer. He was invited to Cuba just before the embargo was lifted to give masterclasses and concerts as a member of the Aries Trio. Mr. Lopez initiated his “Music in the Museum” series at Bowdoin College that consistently sells out to audiences who enjoy his creative and engaging lecture recitals on the relationship of music to art and ideas.

He has taken up the baton and built up the all-student Bowdoin College Orchestra which performs full symphonic programs each semester. He resides in Brunswick, Maine.

This information can also be found on our website:

Workshop with Pianist George Lopez