Music Progressions

A Comprehensive Musicianship Program for Piano

About Music Progressions

Music Progressions is designed to be a suggested curriculum of independent music study. This curriculum is coupled with an annual evaluation sponsored by KMTA local associations and/or groups of KMTA teachers.

This noncompetitive program consists of ten progressive levels. Each level requires proficiency in performance, music terminology, rhythm and pulse development, sight-playing, scales, written theory, and ear-training. Students may enter any level. Participation is not based on year in school or years of music study. The test provides a music event evaluating the progressive growth of ALL students - those studying music as a hobby as well as those aspiring to enter the music world professionally.

Many teachers find that they are already teaching the concepts contained in the curriculum. Music Progressions simply keeps the teacher and student accountable for learning the concepts in a progressive and timely manner. Music Progressions provides valuable feedback for teachers, students, and parents through a written evaluation and individual scores in each area. Students also receive a certificate of participation.



Kansas City Music Teachers Association
Dates: April 22-23, 2017
Location: Village Music Academy, Prairie Village
Dates: April 1-2, 2017
Location: South Middle School, Lawrence
Deadline for both: March 6, 2017
Kansas City Coordinator: Veronica Nalley
Contact Email:
Lawrence Coordinator: Janet Johnson
Contact Email:
See bottom of page for Enrollment form and
Teacher Work form.



Manhattan Area Music Teachers Association
Date: April 15, 2017
Location: Kansas State University
Deadline: March 15, 2017
Coordinators: Leonetta Bibby
Contact email:


Wichita Metropolitan Music Teachers Association
Dates: May 6-7, 2017
Location: WSU - Duerksen Fine Arts Building (Wichita)
Wichita enrollment form required which may be downloaded at
Coordinator: Marlene Hallstrom
Contact email:


South Central Kansas Music Teachers Association
Dates: April 22, 2017
Location: Woodlawn United Methodist Church (Derby)
Deadline: March 10, 2017
Coordinators: Annetta Smith
Contact email:


McPherson Area Piano Teachers League
Date: May 6, 2017
Location: Central Christian College (McPherson)
Deadline: April 6, 2017
Coordinator: Brett Janssen
Contact email:


Newton Music Teachers Association
Date: April 8, 2017
Location: Bethel College (Newton)
Deadline: March 8, 2017
Coordinator: Carol Klingenberg, Karla Conner
Contact email:

If you have questions,
contact your local coordinator
or Nancy Blockcolsky
KMTA Music Progressions Chair