At the beginning of November, I had the privilege of traveling to Utah to present for their annual state conference.It was a quick trip and I wish I could have stayed longer to enjoy the beautiful city! The conference was held at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah. Just south of Salt Lake City.
My friend, Sarah Alexander, and I presented our session, The Struggle is Real, that we put together with Whitney last year for the MTNA national conference and also presented on the MTNA Webinars this summer. Whitney was unable to join us, so we did our best to share her parts of the presentation! The members of Utah MTA were so welcoming and we enjoyed getting a glimpse of what their state association is like.
We also caught up with a few Texans in the exhibit hall. Eik Mar was there sharing her amazing Sproutbeat app. And Ruby Chou who recently moved away from Texas to Utah was sharing about her work with the non-profit Mundi Project in Utah. We enjoyed hearing a session about Piano Marvel and even getting to sight-read some duets as part of the session. Over lunch, we sat in the “Bright Ideas Luncheon.” This was a fast-paced session where multiple teachers shared the best ideas from their studio in a small amount of time. At the end, attendees voted on their favorite ideas. What a great way to spend a lunch hour!
We enjoyed our visit to Utah! If you were there and we missed you, so sorry. Maybe we’ll catch you in Spokane in March.
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.