News and Updates

  • The Mayron Cole Piano Method is now FREE!

    Piano teacher and creator of the extensive Mayron Cole Piano Method is retiring, and giving her method to the world. What a wonderful gift to teachers and way to give back to her profession! If you need some inspiration, read her story about how she got started teaching and created her own piano method. All […]

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    Music Collaborative and Teaching Studios Opening in Bellevue

    Dear teachers- this letter comes from a flute teacher colleague on the eastside: We would like to introduce you to a new non-profit organization that shares our passion – The Bellevue Music Collaborative. The primary mission of this new organization is to rent a space in Bellevue and support independent music teachers giving private lessons […]

  • Some MTNA History

    From the Arkansas Times, April 12, 2018 Florence Price posthumously honored by music teacher’s association that once denied her membership Florence Price (1887-1953) – Little Rock-born composer, educator, pianist and subject of the film “The Caged Bird” – was denied membership in the Arkansas State Music Teachers Association sometime between 1917 and 1927, and because she […]

  • Free Online Music Resource

    The SMTA received a letter recently from Alfred Williams, ASCAP: Hello- I’m an old man living in Shelton, Wa. I just had my 77th birthday, and thought it was time to contact some teachers regarding my website that my wife (royalady) decided that I needed to set up. I don’t teach anymore, but my website […]

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    Veteran Teacher Interview: Carolyn Malnes

    Longtime piano teacher and SMTA member Carolyn Malnes is set to retire next year. She has graciously agreed to answer some questions about her 58 year career and experiences teaching. Thank you, Carolyn, for all your contributions to the profession and to SMTA!   WHAT YEAR DID YOU BEGIN TEACHING? WHAT INSTRUMENT(S)  DID YOU TEACH? […]