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  • Announcing Simon Fiset Strings Division winners

    2019 Simon-Fiset Strings Competition Winners The 2019 Simon-Fiset Strings Competition was held March 4 at Queen Anne Presbyterian Church. The adjudicator was Elisa Barston, Principal Second Violin of the Seattle Symphony. The winners of the 2019 Simon-Fiset Strings Competition are as follows: Primary Division: First Place: Ling-Xi Ma (violin), Student of Jan Coleman Second Place: […]

  • March 30th Student Recital: Space Available

    The next SMTA student recital will be held on Saturday March 30 at 6:00 pm, at Northwest Piano in Bellevue. The recital is limited to 18 performers, first come first serve, a max of 3 per teacher, and no more than 10 minutes per teacher. Please reserve time with [email protected] and report how many students will perform. […]

  • join MTNA with trial membership

    Reduced Membership for Remainder of the Season

    Have you been thinking about joining SMTA  (which includes joining the state and national organizations WSMTA and MNTA)? January is here! Have you made goals, intentions or resolutions for the year regarding growing your studio, making professional connections, or continuing to grow as a teacher? New members joining after January 1, 2019 receive full benefits […]

  • Announcing a new COMMON INTEREST GROUP forming this fall!

    Why not start the year connecting with your SMTA colleagues and exploring avenues to refresh and develop your skills?  Consider jumping in to this new CIG:   Exploring Piano Methods   There are so many method books on the market. How do we choose? Is there one that works better for certain kinds of students? Can […]