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 24-24, 2021
Location: Virtual
Deadline: March 21, 2021
Kansas City Coordinator: Aurelien Boccard
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Dates: Lawrence students may register for KC event
Lawrence Coordinator: 
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Entry Form: Contact Coordinator



Manhattan Area Music Teachers Association
Date: April 17, 2021
Location: Virtual
Deadline: ?
Coordinator: Nancy Blockolsky
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Wichita Metropolitan Music Teachers Association
Dates:  May 15-16, 2021
Deadline: April 10, 2021
Location: Friends U, Newman U and virtual
Wichita enrollment form required which may be downloaded at
Coordinator: Marlene Hallstrom
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South Central Kansas Music Teachers Association
Dates: March 26, 2021
Location: First Baptist Church, Mulvane
Deadline: February 26, 2021
Coordinators: Annetta Smith-Frankel
Contact emails:  
Entry form: 


McPherson Area Piano Teachers League
Date: April 17, 2021
Location: Central Christian College (McPherson)
Deadline: March 17, 2021
Coordinator: Brett Janssen
Contact email:
Entry Form:


Newton Music Teachers Association
Date: April 24, 2021
Location: Whitestone Mennonite, Hesston
Deadline: March 24, 2021
Coordinator: Carol Klingenberg
Contact email:
Entry form: and mail to Carol Klingenberg
1755 30th, Peabody, KS  66866