It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.
Benjamin Britten

Dallas Music Teachers Association

DMTA Pedagogy and Performance Forum

All teachers are encouraged to bring current repertoire being learned to perform in a supportive environment. Memory is optional.  All instruments are encouraged.  Two pianos are available so bring duet/duo piano literature.  After performances, pedagogical topics will be discussed.

10:00-10:15 Coffee, 10:15-11:15

October 4, 2017
Topic: Dalcroze Study of Music Theory through Movement. 

Hands on experience.  Be ready to move, to sing, or to improvise. For all instruments and singers.  Bring your instrument. 
Location: Matthew Kline’s Home, 7115 Alexander Drive, Dallas, TX 75214

Sight-Reading and Improvisation & Survey of Early Childhood Music Programs to enhance your studios – Music Together, Music for Young Children, Musikgarten
Location: Kara Villines’ Home, 4310 Mill Run Road, Dallas, TX 75244

January 17, 2017
Taubman Technique – Rotational technique - How to play octaves, chords, arpeggios, and scales on the Piano.
Location: Home of Carmela Couvillon, 5107 Harvest Hill Road, Dallas, TX 75244

February 21, 2017
Marketing, Business, & Networking for the Independent Music Teacher. Bring your business cards to share. 
Location: Sylvia Taylor’s Home, 7133 Glendora, Dallas, TX 75230