One of my major focuses as your music teacher, is to continue to challenge myself and learn new things. To set milestones & goals for improvement, I have decided to begin the task of certification in a few areas in the music & teaching realm.
For more information on what I plan to pursue sometime on the near horizon as a current member of MTNA (Music Teacher’s National Association) & OMTA (Oregon Music Teacher’s Association)…
Ultimate Music Theory (UMT) – probably the 1st thing I’ll do.
I know the creators & administrators of this course personally, and am excited to take the plunge!
Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) – probably the 2nd thing I’ll do.
http://ksmta.org/certification.php (this is a different state’s website, but a lot of the info is helpful in explaining what it’s all about)
Music Development Program – part of the Royal Conservatory of Music (MDP in the RCM)
For the benefit of my students, I’ve been researching and learning about a great program that recently has arrived in the U.S.A., and plan on bringing interested students through the program. Find out more here… http://www.musicdevelopmentprogram.org/students-and-parents/benefits-music-development-program