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Events!

We offer workshops and seminars that are designed to help teachers of all levels improve their craft—whether you're just starting out or have been teaching for years. Check out our upcoming events to see how MMTA can help take your teaching to the next level.

2023-2024 

Drew Donica

"First Lesson" Masterclass

Drew is the piano instructor and piano coordinator at and piano coordinator at Alverno College teaching Alverno College teaching group piano and private group piano and private piano lessons. Drew is also piano lessons. Drew is also on the piano faculty at the on the piano faculty at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and teaches piano Music and teaches piano at St. Robert School in at St. Robert School in Shorewood. As a Shorewood. As a performer, Drew enjoys performer, Drew enjoys collaborating with vocalists, collaborating with vocalists, instrumentals, chamber instrumentals, chamber ensembles, and choirs. ensembles, and choirs. Drew received his Master Drew received his Master of Music in Piano of Music in Piano Performance and Performance and Pedagogy from the Pedagogy from the University of Colorado— University of Colorado— Boulder. He also holds a Boulder. He also holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance with an Performance with an emphasis in Piano emphasis in Piano Pedagogy as well as a Pedagogy as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Lawrence University. from Lawrence University. He has studied piano with He has studied piano with Melanie Brsan, Anthony Melanie Brsan, Anthony Padilla, Ka Man 'Melody' Padilla, Ka Man 'Melody' Ng, Robert Spillman, and Ng, Robert Spillman, and David Korevaar; and David Korevaar; and pedagogy with Mary Van pedagogy with Mary Van De Loo and Alejandro De Loo and Alejandro Cremaschi.

Tricia Marton

Are your students stuck with theory concepts that stay on the written page and never make it to the real world of music literature? If you’re nodding your head, this workshop is for you. Teaching music theory is a fact of life, as is our students’ arsenal of ways to avoid their theory work. In this workshop we will discuss strategies to infuse theory into your everyday teaching. We will tackle specific concepts and give concrete examples of how to approach those concepts. We will discuss where students typically struggle at our various theory levels and ways to introduce these theory concepts for different learning styles.

Celebrate National Music with us on Sunday, May 5, 2024 at the Cedarburg Cultural Center!

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