Sonatina Celebration 2019 Success

Last Updated on 2024-02-17 | Originally Posted on 2019-11-15

The Scenario

Seven of my piano participated in the annual Sonatina Celebration held at NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) on November 9, 2019. I didn’t post on last year’s festival, but you can read my first go-round at the Sonatina Celebration in 2017.

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ASMTA Regional Festival 2019

Last Updated on 2024-02-04 | Originally Posted on 2019-04-18

I participated in the Arkansas State Music Teachers Association (ASMTA) regional festival again this spring.  I had four students enrolled, the same as last year. Two of those were continuing students; two were new students. This event was held on Saturday, April 6th, in the music building at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.  I didn’t sleep well and woke up before 6 a.m. since I was petrified by the possibility that I could oversleep.  I was scheduled to do musicianship testing, which took the entire morning after my 8 a.m. arrival.

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One Social Media Share

Last Updated on 2022-11-10 | Originally Posted on 2018-11-26

Introduction

Most of you have probably shared something on social media, but it’s that one share that made the difference. Social media experts encourage us to share more because you never know which post will benefit from the power of multiplication. I’m happy if a dozen or so followers like my posts, because it shows someone noticed that I took the time to celebrate my students. So what was different in this case?

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ASMTA Regional State Festival 2018

Last Updated on 2024-02-04 | Originally Posted on 2018-04-17

I participated in the Arkansas State Music Teachers Association (ASMTA) regional state festival for the first time this spring. I’ve now lived through a full-year cycle of teaching which included the Northwest Arkansas Music Teachers Association (NAMTA) Sonatina Festival last fall. This event was held on Saturday, April 14th, in the music building at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. From the moment I arrived, some minutes before 8 a.m., the halls were filled with kids and their parents. My four students were scheduled later in the day, and I managed to see all of them at some point during the day.

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Sonatina Festival Success

Last Updated on 2024-02-17 | Originally Posted on 2017-12-17

Two of my students participated in the Sonatina Celebration 2017 held at NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) on November 11, 2017. The group sponsoring this, the NW Arkansas Music Teachers Association, is a local affiliate of the Arkansas State and National Music Teachers Association.

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