Message from the President

Submitted by david on Mon, 01/10/2022 - 13:19
Brett Janssen

Greetings to each of you this New Year!  I am appreciative of the opportunity to serve as your president and to work with many wonderful teachers to promote a community of learning for our students.  I am always excited to hear what is happening within our organization - we have many wonderful teachers who are making a difference!   

Be sure to register for the MTNA Conference in Reno, NV, which will be March 25-29!   The registration and hotel rates are very reasonable and there will be many wonderful motivating sessions to encourage us in our teaching and to provide opportunities to connect with and gain ideas from other teachers across the country.  I look forward to seeing you in Reno! Visit here to register:  https://www.mtna.org/Conference/Conference_Home/Conference/Home.aspx?hkey=cecd079e-f62b-4ed5-8575-57e2283ba248 

The MTNA Leadership Summit, which I attended in the fall, is hosted down the street from the MTNA home office.  This event allows leaders from each state to exchange ideas of what their state music teachers association offers.  I learned the benefits of being a part of the national association, and how being a member of MTNA directly supports you and me as studio teachers. 

KMTA Auditions were successful this past fall, as auditions were in-person for district and state.  Many thanks to David Tauscher and the other teachers who help with this wonderful event.  Now, we prepare for KMTA Music Progressions, our all-encompassing musicianship program, this spring! 

I look forward to hearing success stories, particularly as we navigate teaching amidst today’s obstacles.  If you have a success story that our KMTA community would enjoy hearing, don’t hesitate to share it with me at brett.janssen@centralchristian.edu, and I can share your story with our membership!  I wish you the best as we continue our teaching in this new year! 

Thank you to each of you as you strive to motivate and enhance your pedagogy in teaching your students this spring – keep up the good work!  I look forward to seeing you in Reno!

Brett Janssen