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RMM Scholarships: MTNA Pedagogy Saturday

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RMM Teacher Scholarship Information

MTNA Pedagogy Saturday
RMM Teaching Track · MTNA Virtual Convention
March 13, 2021

Thanks in part to a generous grant from the NAMM Foundation, the National Piano Foundation is offering a limited number of (5-10) $300 scholarships to MTNA independent piano teachers who are interested in learning more about Recreational Music Making (RMM). These scholarships must be used for attending the 2021 MTNA Pedagogy Saturday RMM Track on March 13, 2021.

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

  • RMM group and private teaching within the independent studio
  • Conceptual teaching in the RMM class
  • Studio Spotlight
  • Best Ideas
  • And Much More

To be considered for a scholarship, applicants

  • Must commit to teaching either an RMM group class OR commit to teaching 5-10 private students with the RMM approach. To learn more about RMM, click here.
  • Must be age 21 or older and have a minimum of two years piano teaching experience (group or private teaching)
  • Must be a member of MTNA.
  • (recipients of past scholarships are not eligible)

Scholarship applicants must submit:

  1. a short application form
  2. a resume of your education and teaching experience (private and/or group)
  3. a 300 – 500-word essay demonstrating your understanding of RMM teaching, its philosophy, why you want to pursue RMM teacher training, and how you plan to implement an RMM piano program in your local community – if you are teaching a group class, please list the site(s) that have indicated a commitment to having an RMM program. 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 recipients must sign an agreement stating they will adhere to the following requirements of receiving the scholarship:

  • Must demonstrate a commitment to developing an RMM program in their independent studio and/or their community (group classes may be in partnership with a local piano retailer, music school, senior center, or other appropriate venues.)
  • Submit four reports about their RMM piano program in May 2021, September 2021, December 2021 and a final report March 31, 2022. (Reporting will include teaching materials, number and age of students, appraisals of student progress, event programs, examples of promotional materials, studio policies, instrument sales and more.)
  • Work in partnership with NPF to collect video testimonials from RMM teachers and their students.
  • Scholarship awardees who do not adhere to the above requirements will be required to refund the grant money in full.

Click here to download an RMM Teacher Scholarship Application

Deadline: February 19, 2021

Application must include: 

Name ____________________________________________________________

Address __________________________________________________________

City_______________________________ State______ Zip Code ___________

E-mail address ____________________________________________________

Telephone ________________________________________________________

Cell phone _______________________________________________

  • Include resume of your education & Group and/or Private Piano teaching experience
  • Include RMM/Scholarship essay
  • I am a current MTNA member
  • Include a recent digital photo

Applications, including essay and resume, must be received via email, mail or fax (contact information below) by 11:59 PM Central Time, February 19, 2021. Materials received after the deadline will not be considered. Applicants will receive confirmation that their applications have been received.

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.