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Offline sundayym

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Need more solid ground
« on: December 14, 2001, 05:04:19 PM »
Hi all...I am a brand new member to this forum.  I am looking for help, or should I say guidance?  I graduated from a music conservatory in So. FL. several years ago and have been giving private lessons ever since.  However, I would like to expand...I am very interested in opening my own music academy/conservatory, but have no idea where to begin.  I have heard of guilds for teachers, etc.  Can someone help me out?

Thanks in advanced

Offline Deborah

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[pre][/pre]Re: Need more solid ground
«Reply #1 on: December 22, 2001, 01:33:27 AM »
:) Welcome to the Forum!
You might begin by joining MTNA and your local chapter to network with other piano teachers.
Other organizations are also available to teachers, i.e. National Guild of Piano Teachers, National Federation of Music Clubs, etc.
Good luck

Offline sandypiano

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Re: Need more solid ground
«Reply #2 on: March 26, 2002, 05:40:37 PM »
There is no substitute for networking with piano teachers who live in your area and developing friendships with other musicians.  Also, these organizations provide structure and support to your teaching.  Here are some links to a few professional music organizations which might be helpful to you--

American College of Musicians (National Guild of Piano Teachers):
http://americancollege.citysearch.com/1.html

National Federation of Music Clubs:
www.nfmc-music.org

Music Educators National Conference
http://www.menc.org/

Good luck!  :D