RMM $500 Scholarship to Attend MTNA Pedagogy Saturday

December 7, 2021  By Richard Rejino

MTNA Pedagogy Saturday

RMM Teaching Track · MTNA Convention

Minneapolis, MN · March 26, 2022

Click here to download the application.

Thanks in part to a generous grant from the NAMM Foundation, the National Piano Foundation is offering a limited number of $500 scholarships to MTNA piano teachers who are interested in learning more about Recreational Music Making (RMM). These scholarships must be used for travel, lodging, membership, fees and other costs associated with attending the 2022 MTNA Pedagogy Saturday RMM Track.

The MTNA RMM Teaching Track enables piano teachers to learn about teaching RMM group classes through topics that include:

  • RMM group and private instruction within the independent studio
  • Conceptual teaching in the RMM class
  • Repertoire ideas for RMM teachers
  • RMM and the power of music to change lives in positive ways
  • Networking for RMM teachers

To be considered for a scholarship, applicants (recipients of past scholarships are not eligible):

  • Must be age 21 or older and have a minimum of two years piano teaching experience (group and/or private teaching experience required)
  • Must be a member of MTNA (a portion of the scholarship may be directed toward MTNA dues)
  • Must attend MTNA Pedagogy Saturday, March 26, 2022.

Scholarship applicants must submit:

  1. a short application form (see application)
  2. a resume of your education and teaching experience (private and group)
  3. a 500-word essay demonstrating your understanding of RMM group teaching, its philosophy, why you want to pursue RMM teacher training, and how you plan to implement an RMM group piano program in your local community – please list the site(s) that have indicated a commitment to having an RMM program, including the name of the director. For example, if you plan to teach in a retail store, provide the name and telephone of the store and the manager.
  4. a recent digital photo

Scholarship awardees must sign an agreement stating they will adhere to the following requirements of receiving the scholarship:

  • Must demonstrate a commitment to developing an RMM group or private piano program in their independent studio and/or their community (in partnership with a local piano retailer, music school, senior center, or other appropriate venues.)
  • Submit three updates about their group piano program in September 2022, December 2022 and a final report March 31, 2023. (Reporting will include teaching materials, number and age of students, appraisals of student progress, event programs, examples of promotional materials, studio policies, and more.)
  • Work in partnership with NPF to collect video testimonials from RMM teachers and their students, including students’ ages and progress, curricula information and instrument sales and/or rentals resulting from their RMM classes.
  • Scholarship awardees who do not adhere to the above requirements will be required to refund one-half of the grant money.

Attn: Richard Rejino
National Piano Foundation
14070 Proton Rd., Suite 100, LB 9
Dallas, TX 75244-3601

972-233-9107 ext. 211· Fax 972-490-4219

Questions? Call or email the National Piano Foundation, contact information above.

NPF is grateful for the continuing support of the NAMM® Foundation.

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