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New president for Maine Music Teachers Association

East Blue Hill -

EAST BLUE HILL – Holly Bartlett Weinberg of East Blue Hill has been elected President of the Maine Music Teachers Association.
During her long career in music education, beginning while in high school in New Hampshire as a member of New Hampshire Music Teachers Assoc., she has held positions as Vice President of Programs, Director of the Granite State Auditions, and Director of Student Evaluations.
After moving to Maine in 1996, she has been elected Vice President of Programs, Certification Chair, and President Elect in charge of state competitions.
The Maine Music Teachers Association supports private studio teachers by offering programs to benefit music students. This past year, several outstanding offerings were made available:  The student evaluation program in which the music student prepared music to be played for a master teacher and a piano monster concert in which students were given several piano ensemble parts to learn and perform on six pianos under the direction of a conductor. This coming season will feature a memorial concert of works by the Maine composer William Goldberg at the University of Maine, Augusta, in October and at the Pine Tree Piano Festival in the Spring.
The Maine Music Teachers Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving music teachers, music students, and communities. In concert with the Music Teachers National Association and affiliated local associations, the 80 members encourage excellence in music education by providing a certification program and offering professional development opportunities for music teachers, and performance opportunities for music students on all levels.  The MMTA promotes the professionalism of music teachers and seek to nurture the next generation of music lovers by supporting musical activities in schools and communities throughout the state.
Weinberg’s vision for the organization is to see it play a more visible role by having its members connect with the needs of school music teachers and to promote nationally certified members.
“We want everyone to understand how studying and teaching music fits into growing a vital, healthy, productive and joyous population,” she says.

Weinberg maintains a private studio with 40 piano students of all ages and lives in East Blue Hill with her husband, Kenneth Weinberg. She is the mother of two sons, Zachary and Daniel.

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