We have the best Bradenton Piano teachers ! ~ GENERAL MEETINGS, PROGRAMS and EVENTS ~ 2023-2024
SUNDAY August 27th, 2023 Bring your Favorite Solo and Duet Piece & Annual Kickoff Reception at 2:30PM Home of Lesia Schulha, Past MCMTA President 2440 Landings Circle, Bradenton 34209 RSVP by texting or calling 941-518-9973
Thursday, September 28th 10:00 AM Goal Setting: How do you plan your studio Year? Home of Beth von Ende, MCMTA President 315 22nd St. W, Bradenton 34205
STUDENT Performance Opportunity Community Recital at SCF Recital Hall Monday, October 16th, 7:00 PM 2023 Contact Don Bryn at SCF by October 6th
FSMTA State Conference, October 19-22, 2023 Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL
Thursday, November 9th, 10:00 AM "What's in your Piano Box?" & Duet Fundraiser Planning Christ Episcopal Church, 4030 Manatee Ave. W.
Friday, December 8 at 7:00 PM Student Holiday Recital, Trinity Methodist Church, 3200 Manatee Ave. W. Contact Lesia Schulha with entries
December Potluck Manatee & Sarasota MTA's Thursday December 14th, 10:00AM Home of Ruth Burns
Friday, January 26th, 7:00 PM DUETS & More Student Recital Trinity Methodist Church, 3200 Manatee Ave. W.
Thursday, February 16th, 2024 10:00 AM Review of Safari piano material Home of Christiana Ware 2828 47th St. E. Parrish, FL 34219
STUDENT Performance Opportunity Community Recital SCF Recital Hall Monday, March 18th, 7:00 PM 2024 Contact Don Bryn at SCF
DISTRICT 8 Master Class Sat. March 23rd, time TBA SCF Recital Hall
Saturday April 6th, 2024 All Day Student Day Evaluations SCF Recital Hall Deadline for Applications: March 6th
Thursday, April 18th, 2024 at 7:00 PM MCMTA Student AWARDS Recital Trinity Methodist Church, 3200 Manatee Ave. W.
~~~ Last Year's schedule of Meetings 2022-2023 Sunday September 25th, 2022 2:30 PM Meet & Greet, Duet Planning Lesia Schulha's Home 2440 Landings Circ, 34209 RSVP to Beth von Ende 941-518-1232 or Lesia Schulha 941-518-9973
October 21-23 FSMTA Conference 2022 Venezia Hotel in Venice Florida Moved to Online Conference due to Hurricane Ian Information at www.fmta.org
FSMTA/MTNACompetitions October 29-30, 2022 Deadline September 14, 3:00 pm Online at www.mtna.org Location: SCF Contact Lesia Schulha to help with monitoring This is a great opportunity to hear high caliber students
Thursday November 17th, 2022 10:00 am How to prepare for Student Day? Presenter Christy Fung Christ Episcopal Church 4030 Manatee Ave. W.
Thursday December 8, 2022 Luncheon and Final Duet Planning Pier 22 Restaurant 1200 1st Avenue West, Bradenton 34205
Saturday January 21st, 2023 Duet Fundraiser Trinity Methodist Church
Thursday, February 16th, 2023 How can we improve our music studios? General Roundtable with invited guests St. Mary Magdalene Church
Saturday March 18th, 2023 District Workshop with Don Bryn How to teach Jazz to Students SCF: Room and Time TBA
Saturday April 15th, 2023 All Day Student Day Evaluations SCF Recital Hall Deadline for Applications: March 15th
Tuesday, April 27, 2023 7:00pm Student Day Honors and Awards Recital Trinity Methodist Church Contact Lesia Schulha
Thursday, May 4th, 2023 11:30am End-of-Year Luncheon The Grove Restaurant, LWR 10670 Boardwalk Loop LWR 34202
Thursday, May 5th, 2022 Thursday 11:30 AM End-of-year Luncheon with Recognition ceremonies Grove Restaurant, 10670 Boardwalk Loop LWR 34202 RSVP to Beth von Ende 941-518-1232 Student Day Awards Recital Thursday, April 28, 7:00 pm West Bradenton Baptist Church Chapel Come hear our fabulous students play for you! Student Day Evaluations Sat. April 9, at SCF New Deadline: March 22, 2022 SD Chairs Beth von Ende, Lesia Schulha short MCMTA meeting to follow at 11:30
October 1, 2021 Saturday 10:30 AM, joint with SMTA Royal Conservatory of Music Canada curriculum Presenter via Zoom: Sheila Vail
Competitions: MTNA/FSMTA state level October 16-17, 2021 Hillsborough Community College, Ybor Campus Contact Lesia Schulha, Senior Competitions Chair
October 21-24, 2021 FSMTA State Conference Venizia Hotel, Venice Florida CANCELLED, Postponed to 2022
November 16, 2021 Thursday 10:00 AM Connecting Community and School Representatives of Manatee Arts Education Council Christ Episcopal Church, 4030 Manatee Ave. W.
December 2, 2021 Thursday 11:30 AM Holiday Luncheon Pier 22 Restaurant, 1200 1st Ave. W Bradenton Contact Beth von Ende by Monday November 29
January 20, 2022 Thursday 10:00 AM Technology in Music for the Studio Teacher CANCELLED
February 4th, 2022 STUDENT Recital at SCF 7:30 PM in new Recital Hall Entries to Lesia Schulha by Jan. 25th CANCELLED
February 17, 2022 Thursday 10:00 AM Music Lessons, Games and Music Solos We Love Home of Beth von Ende 315 22nd Ave. W Bradenton 34205 Please bring your favorites to Share
STUDENT Recital: Friday March 4, 2022 7:15 PM Freedom Village Auditorium, students arrive 7:00 PM Return forms to Lesia Schulha by February 18th CURRENTLY CANCELLED
District 8 Meeting Saturday March 5, 2022 DISTRICT Mini-Conference "The Art of Communication: Nurturing Resourceful and Spirited Students" Presenter Gail Berenson 10:00 AM Gone ONLINE to ZOOM
National MTNA Conference March 26-30, 2022 Minneapolis, MN ONLINE see website www.mtna.org
Student Day evaluations, April 9, 2022 Saturday morning Short MCMTA meeting to follow State College of Florida, Music building off of 60th Ave. W. Chair Beth von Ende, send fees and forms to her Completed forms with entry fees deadline March 22nd
April 28th, 2022 Thursday evening 7:00 PM Awards Student Recital All awards, medals and certificates will be presented Location: TBA
Thursday, May 5th, 2022 Thursday 11:30 AM End-of-year Luncheon with Recognition ceremonies Grove Restaurant, 10670 Boardwalk Loop LWR 34202
2020-2021: Zoom Meeting Saturday, March 27 for Manatee & SarasotaMTAs
2019-2020 Programs, Recitals and Competitions:
Saturday, August 24, 2019, 2:00 p.m.: Launch of the New Year Home of Lesia Schulha, 2440 Landings Circle NW, Bradenton 34209 Kick-off of the new year; meet and greet new members Welcome new Bradenton piano teachers!
Saturday, September 7, 2019, 1:00 p.m.: Joint meeting with Sarasota MTA Presentation by Martha Shackford: “Using Music to Nurture Generosity” District 8 Annual Business Meeting Braden River Public Library, 4915 53rd Ave E., Bradenton 34203
Friday through Sunday, October 17 - 20, 2019: State Conference Annual Conference of FSMTA, information www.fmta.org Theme: “Music Meets Medicine” Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, Gainesville, Florida
Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 1:00 p.m.: Performance Class at SCF Presentation by the SCF Music Theory Faculty and Charles Turon, retired faculty: “Connecting the Dots: Making Theory Practical” State College of Florida, 5840 26th Street West, Bradenton 12:15: Meeting to precede the class. The business meeting will be held in the Student Union due to the ongoing construction of the new Music Annex. We will then move to the Music Building (Building 11) Room189 for the program at 1:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, October 26 & 27, 2019: Florida MTNA Competitions Florida MTNA Competitions University of South Florida, Tampa Deadline for entries: 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, September 11, 2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019, 9:00 p.m.—12:00 p.m.: District 8 Conference (?) Presentation by guest clinician Gail Smith on Clara Schumann. The presentation will consist of two parts, each lasting one hour: a lecture on Clara Schumann in recognition of the 200th anniversary of her birth and a one-hour concert of music composed by Clara. Sarasota First Baptist Church, 1661 Main Street, Sarasota 34236 Lunch will follow at a nearby restaurant
Friday, December 6, 2019, 11:30 a.m.: Holiday Luncheon Holiday Luncheon and gift exchange Pier 22 Restaurant, 1200 1st Avenue West, Bradenton 34205 ~ GENERAL MEETINGS, PROGRAMS, and EVENTS ~ (continued) General Recital in December? I am investigating the use of the Unitarian/Universalist Church in downtown Bradenton.
Thursday, January 23, 10:00 a.m.: Possible meeting, program and location to be determined. We may want to reserve this date to discuss our District hosting the 2021 FSMTA Conference.
Saturday, February 21 and 22: FFMC Festival Federated Music Clubs Festival Sarasota (not sure of exact location yet)
Friday, March 6, 7:00 p.m.: Student Recital Student Recital: “A Sonatina Celebration” Freedom Village, 6406 21st Avenue West, Bradenton
Saturday, March 7, 2020, 1:00 p.m.: Joint Meeting with SMTA Presentation by Ginger Clark, Certified Hand Therapist and owner, Hand Rehabilitation Services Location: Hand Rehabilitation Services, 5847 21st Ave W, Bradenton 34209
Saturday through Wednesday, March 21 - 25, 2020: National Conference Virtual March 21: Pedagogy Saturday MTNA National Conference officially begins Saturday evening Chicago, Illinois
Concerto Competition Saturday March 28, 2020, CNACELLED District 8 Concerto Competition Pritchard's Pianos, 2108 Bee Ridge Rd. Sarasota 34239 Concerto Chair: Denise Verheul Deadline: February 15, online application at www.fmta.org
Saturday, April 4, 2020: Student Day MCMTA Student Day SCF, Music Building, Room 189
Thursday, April 9, 2020, 6:30 p.m.: Awards Recital Honors Awards Recital showcasing honorees from Concerto Competition and Student Day West Bradenton Baptist Church, 1305 43rd Street West, Bradenton
Thursday, May 7, 2020, 11:30 a.m.: End-of-year Luncheon Installation of officers for 2020-2022 (tentative location: Riverhouse Waterfront Restaurant, 995 Riverside Drive, Palmetto 34221)
------------------------------- Sunday, August 26, 2018, 2:00 p.m. Home of Charles Turon, 3908 Cape Vista Drive, Bradenton Program: Kick-off of the new year; meet and greet new members
Saturday, September 8, 2018, 1:00 p.m. Fruitville Public Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota FL 34240 District 8 Annual Meeting with SarasotaMTA Presentation by Jody Maxwell, CPA, on new IRS tax laws as they apply to the Studio Music Teacher RSVP To Lesia Schulha, District President, by September 4th (941)518-9973 or email: email@example.com
Deadline: MTNA Competition Applications ONLINE Sept. 12, 3:00 PM Information and Application forms at : www.mtna.org Friday through Sunday, October 4 - 7, 2018 FSMTA State Conference Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 1:00 p.m. State College of Florida, 5840 26th Street West, Bradenton Performance class by Don Bryn and Melodie Dickerson on Accompanying/Collaboration Meeting to precede the class (12:30 p.m.)
Saturday, October 13, 2:30 p.m. STUDENT Fall Mashup Recital Summerfield Retirement Home, 3409 26th St W, Bradenton, 34205 Registration form/email and $4 fee to Geri Zandstra by October 10
Friday and Saturday, October 27 & 28, 2018 Florida MTNA Competitions University of Central Florida, Orlando Deadline for entries: Wednesday, September 12 at 3:00 p.m., Eastern Time Information and Application forms at : www.mtna.org
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 1:00 p.m. Joint meeting with Sarasota MTA Presentation on New Student Day procedures by Nancy Shackelford, FSMTA Vice President of Non-Competitive Events First Presbyterian Church of Sarasota, 2050 Oak Street, Sarasota, Florida 34237
Friday, December 7, 2018, 11:30 a.m. Holiday Luncheon and gift exchange Pier 22 Restaurant, 1200 1st Avenue West, Bradenton 34205
Friday, January 25, 2019 10:00 a.m. Let's PLAY piano! Ideas for learning games and student motivation by Amy Clites Home of Gail Berenson 6414 Addington Place, University Park
Saturday, March 2, 2019 Federated Music Clubs Festival - sister organization Community Baptist Church, 5500 18th Street East, Bradenton
Friday, March 8, 2019 7:15 p.m. STUDENT Recital: “A Sonatina Celebration” Freedom Village Auditorium, 6406 21st Ave. W., Bradenton, 34209 Entry deadline: February 18, per student fee (made out to MCMTA) :$4.00 Email entries with timings to Lesia Schulha firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, March 9, 2019, 1:00 p.m. Manatee County Music Teachers joint meeting with SMTA Sharon Rende, AuD and Herbert Silverstein, MD, FACS from Silverstein Institute & Ear Research Foundation Maintaining Eye and Ear Health Todd H Morgan, O.D. , F.A.A.O. from Eye Center South Classroom success depends on Visual-Motor development St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church, 11315 Palmbrush Trail, Bradenton 34202
Saturday through Wednesday, March 16 - 20, 2019 MTNA National Conference Spokane, Washington
Sunday, March 31, 2019, 1:30 p.m. STUDENT District 8 Concerto Competition SCF, Music Building, Room 189 Registration Online forms due February 28, fees mailed to Chair Luci Majikas, 6216 29th Ave., W. Bradenton, 34209 Contact: (540)570-3131 or email email@example.com Application online at: http://www.fmta.org/fsmta-competitive-events.html More information in MCMTA Handbook, page 9-10
Saturday, April 27, 2019 MCMTA Student Day evaluations State College of Florida, 5840 26th Street West, Bradenton Deadline: March 27, with fees and forms sent to: Chair: Beth von Ende 315 22nd Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34205 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Student Day handbook, guidelines & practice tests: www.fmta.org Local event information in MCMTA Handbook pages 10-12, 7 & 25
Thursday, May 2, 2019, 6:30 p.m. Student Day Honors and Awards Recital West Bradenton Baptist Church, 1305 43rd Street West, Bradenton
Thursday, May 9, 2019, 11:30 a.m. PROGRAM: End-of-year Luncheon Recognition of long-standing members of/contributors to MCMTA Location to be determined
Friday and Saturday, May 17 & 18, 2019 FSMTA Competitive Events Day-Concerto Finals Hillsborough Community College, Ybor City
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2017-18 PROGRAMS: MCMTA New Year Kickoff at home of Lesia Schulha August 27th, 2017 2:00 p.m. Program: Handbooks & Programs Overview & Fantastic Food Location: 2440 Landings Circle, Bradenton 34209
Studio Master Class with Don Bryn at SCF, Wednesday October 11th, 2017 12:00 p.m Lunch at noon, meeting 12:30, Class at 1:00 p.m. until 2 Please RSVP to email eVite directly to Don Bryn at email@example.com
For our Students: FALL MUSIC MASHUP Recital Saturday, October 21, 2017 2:30 pm Dress-up Student Recital grades K-8 Older Students "Come As You Are" Summerfield Retirement Residence 309 26th St. W. Bradenton, FL 34205 Contact by Oct.15 for Registration, $3.50 fee: Geri Zandstra
PROGRAM: DISTRICT 8 Mini-Conference, Saturday November 4, 2017 Gail Berenson, past MTNA President presents her Top 2 workshops: Not Your Momma's Music Lessons; Teaching Piano in the 21st C. & Strategies for Handling Performance Anxiety 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m. followed by provided lunch and short meeting District 8 members: only $10! Other participants:$20 Please write check made out to FSMTA District 8 and send to Lesia Schulha
CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON & GIFT EXCHANGE Friday, December 8, 11:30 a.m. Polo Grill, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch, 34202 RSVP to Lesia Schulha by Mon. December 4th, (941)518-9973 Please bring a guest or 2!
Friday, January 26, 10:00 a.m. PROGRAM: LANG LANG Method & Technique books presented by Linda Rudzinski Accepting nominations for officer positions at this meeting Location:13850 Waterthrush Pl., LWR, 34238, off SR70 E RSVP to Linda at (941)538-9561
For our Students: DISTRICT 8 Student Concerto Competition Sunday, February 25th, 1:30 p.m. SCF All Instruments, voice and chamber music Location: State College of Florida, Bradenton Deadline: January 25th, Application online at: http://www.fmta.org/fsmta-competitive-events.html Scroll down to Information for Entrants and Rules & Application Form Winners progress to FSMTA state competitions in May Contact Chair: Luci Majikas (540)570-3131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NATIONAL MTNA Conference March 17-21, 2018 DISNEY'S Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando website: MTNA Conference 2018 : For our Students: MCMTA Student Day evaluations Saturday April 7, 2018 Location: Bethel Baptist Church 1805 30th Ave. West, Bradenton, 34205 Chair Beth von Ende, email: email@example.com 315 22nd Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34205 DEADLINE:Applications and fees are due to Beth by March 7 Fees: Levels Primary-7 $15, Levels 8-12 $20 MEETING to FOLLOW Student Day approx.12:30 p.m.
Friday, May 11th, 2018, 11:30 a.m. PROGRAM: Year-end Luncheon & Installation of Officers Location: Pier 22 Restaurant 1200 1st Avenue West, Bradenton Pleas RSVP to Mary Webb 758-3065 by Monday, May 8th