MTNA Offers $500 Scholarship to a Teacher Pursuing RMM

MTNA recently sent an e-mail announcing a $500 scholarship to teachers interested in pursuing RMM (Recreational Music Making). If  you’re thinking about attending the MTNA Conference in Anaheim, CA next March, this would be a great opportunity to receive funding to help cover those costs!

Here’s the content of the e-mail for those who are interested:

Thanks in part to a generous grant from the NAMM Foundation, the National Piano Foundation is offering a limited number of scholarships up to $500 to MTNA-member piano teachers who are interested in and committed to learning more about Recreational Music Making (RMM), and developing an RMM program for their studio and/or their community. These scholarships are to be used for travel, lodging, membership and registration fees and other costs associated with attending MTNA’s 2013 Pedagogy Saturday event.

The RMM Teaching track at Pedagogy Saturday 2013 is an excellent opportunity for piano teachers to learn about RMM teaching, with a variety of topics and presenters. It will be held at the 2013 MTNA National Conference, at the Disneyland® Hotel in Anaheim, California, March 9.

To be considered for a scholarship, applicants:

  • Must have a minimum of two years piano teaching experience (group teaching experience preferred)
  • Must be age 21 or older
  • Must be a member of MTNA (a portion of the scholarship may be directed toward MTNA dues)
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to developing an RMM program for their independent studio or their community (in partnership with a local piano retailer, music school, senior center, or other appropriate venues.)

Scholarship applicants must submit a short application form, a resume of their teaching experience and a 500-word essay on why they want to pursue RMM teacher training and how they plan to implement a program in their local community.

The application deadline is December 31, 2012. For more information and applications, click here. You can find the application under “Quick Links” in the bottom right corner.

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