WSMTA
West Suburban Music Teachers Association

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Programs & Events

2019-2020 Friday Meetings:


  • September 6, 2019:  "Teaching Piano in Today's Society, Directions for the Future" (Paul Kovakovic)

  • October 4, 2019:  "Music and the Brain Benefits: Music Advocacy" (Elizabeth Everitt)

  • December 6, 2019:  "Educating Parents to be Effective Home Teachers" (Suzanne Greer) 

Meeting at 10:00 am at the home of Jan Friedrich
Potluck luncheon at 11:30 am (immediately following program)

  • January 10, 2020:  "Piano Method Mining: Gems from Past and Present" (Joy Morin, via digital feed)

  • March 6, 2020 "Staying on Time: Efficiency for Judges" (JEC members Sharon Kaplan & Cora Barr)

  • May 1, 2020:  "Sonata Form: Recent Trends and Theory" (Jake Fitzpatrick)



Ribbon Festival:
Ridgedale Center Mall
January 16-19, 2020

This four-day marathon of piano recitals is celebrating its 27th year!  Students of WSMTA teachers are invited to perform in this unique space for family and friends, and give the general public a "taste" of what we do.

Students receive ribbons or trophies according to how many years they have participated in the event.

Unless otherwise noted, WSMTA meetings take place at 9:30-11:30 am at:


St. Barnabas Lutheran Church

15600 Old Rockford Road

Plymouth, MN  55446

15600 Old Rockford Road, Plymouth, MN