SEPTEMBER 2018

Tuesday, September 18
Recital Hall, Pecknel Music Company
10:00 am - meeting
11:30 am - annual light luncheon

Panel Discussion:
Time Flies—Making the Most of Your Time In and Out of the Lesson
with
Lorri Turcios, moderator

Unlike athletic coaches who see their players several hours a week, studio music teachers get such limited time with their students.  Have you ever thought, “How will I cram it all in? Will the student be prepared for a week of practice without me? How will I ever share all my teaching BRILLIANCE?!!!”  This panel discussion will cover ideas for time management in the lesson as well as other ideas on “timing” issues all studio teachers face. 

Light "Kick-off" Luncheon
Inspiration • Food • Fellowship

Members are asked to bring these items according the beginning letter of their last name:
A-D: fruit salads and desserts
E-K: protein salads (e.g. chicken, tuna, egg) 
L-Z: all other salads (e.g. vegetable, tossed, pasta, potato, legume)
GMTA will provide rolls and beverages.


OCTOBER 2018

Tuesday, October 16
Musical Innovations
150-G Tanner Road at Butler Road
Greenville, SC 29607

9:30 am - hospitality
10:00 am - meeting

BUILDING TECHNIQUE FROM THE GROUND UP
with Dr. Lorri Conder Turcios


“Oh, be careful little hands what you do” is the mantra of most piano teachers when it comes to technique. But, a good technical foundation is laid way before the fingers even touch the keys. With years of experience in working with injured musicians, Dr. Turcios will share her thoughts on helping all musicians build a healthy and tension-free technique.

GMTA VP of Programs, Lorri Turcios, holds masters degree in piano performance and pedagogy from Bob Jones University and Southern Methodist University respectively, and an EdD in Curriculum and Instruction from BJU. 
 

Hospitality: Deborah Boitnott, Dot Kelly, Rachel Siglin


NOVEMBER 2018

Tuesday, November 20
Recital Hall, Pecknel Music Company
9:30 am - hospitality
10:00 am - meeting

FOOLED BY FLUENCY
with
Dr. Steven Brundage

This presentation explores how we, as musicians, can be fooled by fluency in 
music learning. Dr. Brundage aims to illuminate “unknown unknowns” in finding that while the foundation of motor-skill learning involves cognitive engagement, the end result, very often, does not. In this way, we become “doers,” not “thinkers,” and are susceptible to fluency illusions and misjudgments.

Steven Brundage is the founder and director of Green Willow Academy, a music teacher co-operative in Greenville. He serves on the editorial board of the Frances Clark Center’s Piano Pedagogy Forum and has published research in American Music Teacher, Clavier Companion, and the College Music Society Symposium

Hospitality: Rianne Cho, Muriel Murr, and Gina Sprunger


JANUARY 2019

Tuesday, January 15
Recital Hall, Pecknel Music Company
9:30 am - hospitality
10:00 am -meeting

MILLENNIALS, GEN-X, BOOMERS AND BEYOND:
TIP TIPS FOR TEACHING ADULT STUDENTS
with
Dr. Sarah Evans Moore

As increasing numbers of adults look to begin or return to piano lessons, teachers should consider their approach to these older students.  We will consider different types of adult students, discuss developing curriculum to fit individual needs and goals, and consider unique issues that arise in teaching adult students.

Sarah Evans Moore holds a DMA in Piano Pedagogy from USC. She has presented at local and state music teachers groups, MTNA national conference and the National Conference for Keyboard Pedagogy.  Since 2000, she has taught private and group piano both independently and in university settings.
 

Hospitality: Ruth Greene, Becky Hughes, and Shelley Johansen


FEBRUARY 2018 ~ TEACHERS COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Tuesday, February 19
Shepherd’s Care Assisted Living Center
2100 North Pleasantburg Drive  •  Greenville, SC 29609
Performance Time: 10:00 am

Greenville Music Teachers Community Outreach

Join the GMTA membership in sharing the joy of music with family, friends and students. 

Go here to sign up by February 5 if you would like to sing or perform any instrument.


MARCH 2019

Tuesday, March 19
Musical Innovations
150-G Tanner Road at Butler Road • Greenville, SC 29607
9:30 am - hospitality
10:00 am - meeting

EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC EDUCATION—
NOT JUST FUN AND GAMES!

with
Amy Spires Rucker

Early childhood music education involves developmentally appropriate activities such as listening, singing, moving, playing and creating—all within the context of the child’s world of PLAY! Join us to hear Amy Spires Rucker, conference speaker and experienced ECM educator, share her ideas for purposeful activities that can give our youngest students a foundation for a lifetime musical study and enjoyment.

Amy Spires Rucker holds degrees in piano performance, pedagogy and music education. She has taught voice, piano, French horn, K-8 music/choir, is a certified Musikgarten teacher/trainer and is the current president of ECMMA, the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association.  
 

Hospitality: May Lauren Brinkman, Rita Hassig, Lorri Turcios


APRIL 2019

Tuesday, April 16
Recital Hall, Pecknel Music Company
9:30 am - hospitality
10:00 am - meeting

PIANO MASTER CLASS:
INSPIRATION FOR THE INTERMEDIATE AND EARLY ADVANCED STUDENT

with
Dr. Deanna Cash Moore



We are privileged to have Dr. Deanna Moore, GMTA colleague and SCMTA President, as our master teacher for the day.  Dr. Moore’s experience as a performer and teacher on both the pre-college and collegiate levels promises to be inspiring and informative for the both participants and audience members. She currently serves as Professor of Music at BJU, and teaches applied piano, piano literature at the graduate and undergraduate levels and organizes departmental activities. Teachers who have piano students at the intermediate and early advanced levels are invited to sign students up for this event by March 26, 8:00 PM. Contact Dr. Lorri Turcios.
 

Hospitality: Ruth Coleman, Rita Hassig, Deanna Moore