District Spring Conference

Spring Conference with Luncheon and Annual Membership Meeting
April 14, 2023 9:30-12:00 with Lunch at 12:15
Discover Christian Church – 2900 Martin Road – Dublin Ohio 43017

Teachers Toolkit Series:
Inspiring Creativity For Today’s Students
In Person Guest Speaker: Rhonda Berlin

  • 9:30 CEOMTA Annual Membership Meeting
  • 10:00 Session 1 – Theory Every Student Will Love
    Inspiring creativity and building composition, arranging, and rhythm skills through popular music and GarageBand. Rhonda will also share how she successfully uses these concepts in group classes.
  • 11:00 Session 2 – Singing With Young Voices
    Students can learn many valuable skills when we incorporate singing into our instrumental lessons. Also included will be benefits for offering singing classes to our students even if we do not consider ourselves voice teachers.

PLEASE RSVP for the luncheon by April 7 to Membership Chair, Bernice Tamkin at btamkin@columbus.rr.com. We need an accurate account of those attending to make sure we have adequate space and sufficient food for everyone. Please join us for lunch and the opportunity to meet other teachers. If you wish to present anything at the meeting, please contact President Andrea Keil at ceohiomta@gmail.com so she can include you in the agenda if appropriate.

Rhonda Berlin is a life-long musician and educator. She works as a ballet pianist at Mercyhurst University and a Music Director at Summit United Methodist Church. She teaches piano, voice and Little Flutes and prides herself on designing customized lessons for every student.  In addition to working as Music Director for Erie Playhouse Youtheatre shows, she appears frequently in orchestras at musical theatre productions around Erie County. She is currently the Music Director at the Studio Theatre at Penn State Behrend where she coaches vocalists of varying backgrounds and experience.

If any additional questions, please contact district conference co-chairs, Theresa Murphy (tmurphypiano@gmail.com)  and Ashley Wise (wisenotesmusic@gmail.com).

Updated 9/19/22