The Valley Piano Teachers Association was formed in January 1987 to bring piano teachers together to share ideas, offer workshops, sponsor student recitals and create performance opportunities for area musicians. Over the years, the group has grown from a group of teachers who mainly scheduled bi-annual recitals to a strong community of colleagues who help each other with pedagogogical problems, such as repertoire, and business issues, such as taxes. Teachers on our website are automatically on our mailing list, which is used to notify each other about employment and performance opportunities, student exchange and all other communication.
In short, VPTA is a place for the independent piano teacher to join with like-minded people with the goal of sharing information, ideas and energy. A member can be as involved in the association as he or she desires, there is no minimum or maximum. However, the more one gives, the more one will get out of the group.
If you are a piano teacher in the Pioneer Valley and wish to become a member, please contact us.
Elizabeth Haymaker (New Member Director, Treasurer), Brenda Moore Miller, Christine Olson, Nadine Shank, Meg Kelsey Wright