Posted by: Overexposed

## An interesting MTA meeting - 11/09/12 01:18 PM

We've had discussions in the past about how to keep music club meetings interesting. And I have an idea to share with you.

Our local MTA had a "Fun Friday Forum" and invited teachers to bring favorite teaching materials, teaching aids, pedagogy books, new music etc for a sort of Show and Tell. And we also threw in a White Elephant gift exchange. Each person brought something from their studio or home that they wanted to give away.

We had 9 teachers attending which made for a nice group, and a couple have taught college pedagogy classes. This really was a nice bonding experience and led to interesting and useful conversations.

After today's meeting I went ahead and ordered Magrath's The Pianists Guide to Standard Teaching and Performance Literature. Minniemay and others have mentioned it on PW. But seeing the book at the meeting (and 2 people I know recommending it) was the little bit more incentive I needed to go ahead and get it.

Anyway, I hope someone finds this post useful.

Our local MTA had a "Fun Friday Forum" and invited teachers to bring favorite teaching materials, teaching aids, pedagogy books, new music etc for a sort of Show and Tell. And we also threw in a White Elephant gift exchange. Each person brought something from their studio or home that they wanted to give away.

We had 9 teachers attending which made for a nice group, and a couple have taught college pedagogy classes. This really was a nice bonding experience and led to interesting and useful conversations.

After today's meeting I went ahead and ordered Magrath's The Pianists Guide to Standard Teaching and Performance Literature. Minniemay and others have mentioned it on PW. But seeing the book at the meeting (and 2 people I know recommending it) was the little bit more incentive I needed to go ahead and get it.

Anyway, I hope someone finds this post useful.