Affiliated with the Music Teachers National Association

Toledo Piano Teachers Association

Note: The Toledo Piano Teachers Association is not affiliated with MTNA or OhioMTA.

Vivienne Sommerfield, President
Heidi Clausius, Program Chair


Schedule unless otherwise noted:
9:10 am Board Meeting, 10:00 am Business Meeting, 10:30 am Program.

Meetings are held on Tuesday mornings at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Toledo unless otherwise indicated.

September 11, 2016 – Sunday

Toledo Club – Kickoff Celebration “100 Years”

2-4 pm – Past Presidents – “Interview by Melissa Voetsch”

October 11, 2016

“Teenagers: How do we keep them engaged and interested?”

Linda Smith – Engaging them in Group Situations

Susan Craig – Musical Selections to keep their interest

Vivienne Sommerfield – Balancing Busy Lives with Piano

November 8, 2016

“Memorization: Creating a System and Layering the many forms of Memory”

Betsy Nonnenmacher

January 10, 2017

“My Favorite Things” – A Music Sharing Event Moderated by Bonnie Rowe
Members bring their favorite “go to” piece or book to share in an interactive
meeting with the group. Talk about and play your favorite selections that get
your students’ “creative juices” flowing.

February 14, 2017

“Making Five-Four Fun: Asymmetrical Meter in Pedagogical Piano Repertoire”

Michaela Boros –

March 14, 2017

“Getting to Know Frances”

A peek into the world of Frances Renzi. Concert Pianist/Professor

An interview with Heidi Fern Clausius

April 8, 2017 – Saturday

“Successful Business Strategies for Private Music Teaching”
A Professional Development Symposium

Owens Community College

1. Judith Lewis
2. Joy Morin
3. Heidi Fern Clausius

May 7, 2017 – 3 pm

Recital/Historical collage – University of Toledo