Teachers' Workshops & Programs


Jessica Johnson, Professor of Piano & Pedagogy, UW-Madison gave a stimulating presentation of "Awakening Rhythmic Intuition and Flow in the Developing Musician" in October 2018.

Mary Van de Loo listening to a question from audience in response to her presentation in early 2018, "Piano Repertoire for Sure Fire Success."

  • Teacher workshops by Composers have included:

Robert D. Vandall

Wynn-Anne Rossi and

Jeremy Siskind

  • Presentations by Wisconsin college professors and MMTA members:

Peggy Ottwell

Juanita Becker

Margarite Kontorovsky

Suzanne Hayworth

Alison Gutherie

Jenny Gettel

  • Performances by Award Winning Students:

John Schindler, PianoArts Competition Finalist


Melody Bober presented:

"Practice Strategies for All Ages"


"New Melodies from Melody"

March 2021


Fall Panel Discussion & Presentation of "Teaching Tidbits" by Jenny Gettel, Alison Gutherie & Suzanne Hayworth.

Hal Leonard jazz composer Jeremy Siskind at the MMTA 2017 workshop at Hal Leonard Corporate offices in Wauwatosa.

Dr. James Johnson

"What to Teach in Place of ..."  

Dr.  James Johnson presented a review of

overlooked literature to consider teaching

in place of the standard audition repertoire.

April 2021