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 21-22, 2018  
Location: Village Music Academy, Prairie Village
Dates: April 20-21, 2018
Location: Central United Methodist Church, Lawrence
Deadline for both: March 5, 2018
Kansas City Coordinator: Aurelien Boccard
Contact Email:
Lawrence Coordinator: Janet Johnson
Contact Email:
See KCMTA website for Enrollment form and
Teacher Work form.



Manhattan Area Music Teachers Association
Date: April 21, 2018
Location: Kansas State University
Deadline: Postmarked by April 2
Coordinator: Paula Neihouse-Moseman
Contact email:
Use the state form and mail to Paula Moseman.


Wichita Metropolitan Music Teachers Association
Dates:  May 5-6, 2018
Deadline: March 16, 2018
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 28, 2018
Location: Woodlawn United Methodist Church (Derby)
Deadline: TBA
Coordinators: Mary Devore
Contact email:
Use the state form and mail to Mary Devore
1625 E. Brendonwood Rd., Derby, KS  67037


McPherson Area Piano Teachers League
Date: April 21, 2018
Location: Central Christian College (McPherson)
Deadline: TBA
Coordinator: Brett Janssen
Contact email:
Use the state form and mail to Brett Janssen
214 W. Sutherland, McPherson, KS  67460


Newton Music Teachers Association
Date: April 21, 2018
Location: Bethel College (Newton)
Deadline: March 21, 2018
Coordinator: Carol Klingenberg, Faith Wenger
Contact email:
Use the state form and mail to Carol Klingenberg
1755 30th, Peabody, KS  66866