Independent Music Teachers Forum Invitation

Dear Colleagues, Hope everyone has successfully ended their Spring semester! Have you planned your summer curriculum yet? Many students take summer off because there are other summer camps that fill up schedules. How do we compete with other summer camps? How do you persuade your students’ parents to continue lessons in the summer?  On Saturday, [...]

Last call for Score submissions (February issue)

The February 2022 issue is coming soon! Score SubmissionS FORM Score submissions due February 5. What's the Score? The Score is a publication of the Louisiana Music Teachers Association, an affiliate of Music Teachers National Association. We aim to inform and educate our members about state and national association news, events, and the latest in [...]

A letter from the new chair of the IMTF

Dear Colleagues, Happy New Year! It’s my privilege to serve you as the new chair of the Independent Music Teachers Forum (IMTF). For those who are new to the group, I’d like to share a bit about what IMTF is about. IMTF is a platform for music teachers to share their expertise with each other, [...]

Hurricane Relief

If you are a member who has been impacted by hurricane Ida, we invite and encourage you to request funds using the request form button. SOS Fund request form Help members and students in hurricane impacted areas. donate now

2021 Outstanding Teacher Award

MELVA VILLARD 2021 Recipient  Described as an “outstanding piano pedagogue,” Louisiana native Melva Villard has been teaching piano in Alexandria for the last 44 years. Melva is an accomplished pianist and teacher who is nationally and state certified. She has demonstrated a high level of commitment to her work teaching piano and organ, performing, accompanying, [...]

Nominations for the 2021 LMTA Outstanding Teacher Award

Dear LMTA members,Nominations for Outstanding Teacher Award Nominations for the 2021 LMTA Outstanding Teacher Award are due by Friday, September 3, 2021. Any LMTA member or local affiliate may submit one nomination for the Outstanding Teacher Award. Each nominee must be a member in good standing of LMTA, must have resided in the state of Louisiana for the past five years, and must be currently teaching or recently retired. [...]

LMTA Conference 2021

LMTA One-Day Virtual Conference Saturday, 25 September 2021 Register Now for Early Bird Special Conference Clinicians Session Title - "Junior Virtuosi" - 2 Parts Conference Clinician: Benjamin Steinhardt  “Junior Virtuosi" addresses common questions about laying the foundations for healthy technical development in beginners. The presentation draws on a variety of approaches including Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, [...]

Composition Competition

When I tell my students that we will be working on composing I am sometimes met with eye rolls, moans, and judgmental comments. “I’m not good at that” is a favorite. This view is akin to saying “I don’t like Thai food” when one has never eaten Thai food. The process of composing is a [...]