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15 – Independent Music Teachers Forum
10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Please arrive early to get your breakfast and then join us in the fireplace room.

Independent Music Teachers Forum (IMTF) is an informal gathering that meets twice per year to discuss current topics concerning independent teaching.
The first hour we will have a guided discussion about what has changed recently in our professional field. Feel free to bring a few thoughts and ideas.
Special emphasis will be given to the following topics:
• Over-committed students
• Current economic challenges
• Communication with students and parents since the pandemic
• Anxiety in the students
We’ll examine the 2020 MTNA Comprehensive Survey of over 3500 independent teachers.
We will allow time during the second hour to celebrate our successes as a district this fall! Pianorama and the State Conference will be among the biggest events to discuss, but chairmen of other events are also welcome to share their experiences.
These forums are for you! We hope you can join us for stimulating discussion and camaraderie. The range of teaching experience and collective wisdom is very inspiring!

10 – Out & About – Registration deadline is December 6, 2023

21 – Out & About – Registration deadline is January 17, 2024
31—Registration deadline for OhioMTA/Graves Piano Competition

Pianorama Literature Now Available; March and April Events

Have you begun thinking about Pianorama music for your students? Stanton’s Sheet Music has a limited number of copies of all the music in stock. You could also check J.W. Pepper Company, Amazon, and Ebay. To download a pdf of the 2023 Literature List, click HERE.  And please visit for important dates and registration information for this event.

Stay Connected by marking these March and April events on your calendar.

MARCH 2023
25 – Registration Deadline for Summer Music Study Scholarships
26 – Out & About; Registration Deadline is 3/22/2023
28 – Registration Deadline for Spring Conference and Luncheon

APRIL 2023
05 – Spring IMTF
14 – Annual Membership MeetingDeadline for Motions is 3/15/23
14 – District Spring Conference & Luncheon; RSVP for Luncheon by 3/28/23
15 – Deadline for Applications for Grants for Professional Development
15 – Buckeye Auditions, District Preliminaries
22 – Summer Music Study ScholarshipsRegistration Deadline is 3/25/23
23 – Student Solo & Ensemble Recital/Honors RecitalRegistration Deadline is 4/13/23
30 – Out & AboutRegistration Deadline is 4/26/23

IMTF is this Wednesday, April 6

Independent Music Teachers Forum
Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Le Chatelaine – 627 High Street – Worthington, OH 43085

Topic: Continuing Education as an Independent Music Teacher

Come a few minutes early to order your coffee and/or breakfast and get seated at our large table in the private room! There is plenty of parking in the lot across W. New England Avenue, behind the old Worthington Inn. One of the benefits of belonging to a professional association is continuing education. We learn so much through conferences and meetings with colleagues. During the year of the pandemic, the Internet exploded with on-line conferences, as well as blogs and courses that were always available. We’ll discuss how to wade through the burgeoning number of resources. Bring with you any sites, courses, or websites you’ve found helpful. If you paid for a conference (especially the recent MTNA National Conference), was it worth it? What sessions were particularly insightful? I will share some of my experiences and then everyone can chime in. These forums are for YOU! We always save time at the end for free discussion of whatever is on our minds as independent music teachers in 2022. We will also have a follow-up discussion on our various organization projects. Join us!

Suzanne Newcomb, DMA, NCTM – Chairperson – (614) 805-3886