NCTM-logoI’m am very happy to announce that I am now a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano! I received a lovely envelope in the mail addressed to Spring B Seals, NCTM (they are so kind to put the letters by your name on the outside of the envelope so that you know you passed even without opening it)!

After spending about a year working on all the projects, it feels so nice to have it completed.  If you’ve been following our blog for a while you may remember my series about becoming an NCTM.  If not, you can catch up on all the projects required for certification along with some tips and tricks I learned as I worked on the projects:

MTNA Certification – Part 1 of 6

MTNA Certification – Part 2 of 6

MTNA Certification – Part 3 of 6

MTNA Certification – Part 4 of 6

MTNA Certification – Part 5 of 6

MTNA Certification – Part 6 of 6

You too can become certified!  I completed all of my projects while teaching a full load of private students (about 35) and 5 group classes per week.  If you spread the projects out over the year and work a little bit at a time it is very possible to complete everything.  I’m looking forward to the TMTA convention this summer where I will be able to be a part of the certification pinning ceremony!





Author: Spring

Spring Seals, NCTM, teaches 60 piano students ranging from age 3 to 70 in Fort Worth, Texas. She also serves as the Director of Certification for TMTA. She is passionate about helping teachers become more effective in their studios through professional development, new resources, and fresh ideas.