Raleigh Piano Teachers Association

An Affiliate of the North Carolina Music Teachers Association

Welcome to the Website of the Raleigh Piano Teachers Association

The Raleigh Piano Teachers Association, founded in 1955, is a qualified body of professional music educators teaching music through the piano in an effort to foster the cultural and artistic aspirations of the surrounding community.  The purpose of this association is to exchange ideas and to discuss teaching problems, to create a love and understanding of the music we teach, and to promote cooperative interest in our professional activities.  The Raleigh Piano Teachers Association is affiliated with the North Carolina Music Teachers Association, founded in 1959, and the Music Teachers National Association, founded in 1876.  Please visit the About Us page to learn more. 

Calendar Updated for 2014-2015

The RPTA calendar page has been updated to reflect dates for the 2014-2015 school year.  More dates will be added as they become available.  

July 18 Full Board Meeting

Board members, please mark your calendars for the RPTA Full Board meeting that will be held Friday, July 18 at 9:45am at Ruggero Piano.  We look forward to seeing everyone there! 

February Newsletter

The February RPTA Newsletter is now posted on the Newsletter page.  Happy reading!

Sheila Paige Technique Clinic

The next Sheila Paige Technique Clinic "In and Out" will be held on Saturday, January 18 in room 121 Jones at Meredith College from 2:30pm-4:30pm.  Cost is $10 per student and one parent, and $20 each for all others.  Space is limited so please RSVP to Margaret Evans (evansm@Meredith.edu) by Monday, January 13 to attend.  

New Blog And Photo Directory

Happy New Year and welcome to the new RPTA homepage blog!  Be sure to check this homepage to stay current with RPTA happenings.  Please also check out the new online directory which is newly formatted to allow a photo to be posted alongside your name and contact information.  The directory is pretty stark at the moment, so if you haven't already, please take a moment to email me a photo for your entry at pianoist2006@gmail.com  I hope this becomes a useful way for us all to "put a face with a name" as we get to know each other!  

Ruggero Teacher Merit Award Winners

Marie Willet & Margaret Evans
Amy Gardner & Pamela Tsai
Tom Lohr
Chrissy Ricker & Rovanda Mormann

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