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Recital Hall Rental Sign-Ups 

Recital Hall Rental sign-ups are now available for January 2018 - December 2018. You must sign up by October 29th, 2017, or you will not get hours! The link will be sent to you by email and can also be accessed on the Recital Hall Page. You may still add hours to an existing day  through December 2017.
All contracts/payment must be received by July 30th, 2017. There are some changes in the regulations, so please refer to the our web pages and the Rental Hall Rental Contract for more details.

General Meeting - What you missed

Our first meeting of the year was on Friday, September 22nd. New and returning teachers met and were treated to a presetation by Paula Dreyer.  Click on this link: Paula Dreyer for a short bio of our speaker. Also, here are some pics of the event - enjoy!


Community Outreach Recital

The first Community Outreach Concert took place at Carlmont Gardens on Saturday, October 28th. Here are some pictures from the event.
COP Recital 3 October 2017
COP Recital October 2017
 COP Recital 2 October 2017

Myriad School Presentation

An exciting presentation is coming up at the Myriad School of Music - remember Simone Bley, who inspired us last year?. Simone is inviting Doug Goodkin and here is a message from her: 

Dear Fellow Music Educators & Friends, Join other enthused music educators and pedagogues! Fellow MTAC member, and Director of the Myriad Music School & Dance Academy in San Mateo, Simone Bley, has been hard at work booking interesting topics and top-notch speakers for this year's round. We only have 8 openings left. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to save a spot in this clinic. MTAC San Mateo is co-sponsoring the event, so branch members get FREE ADMISSION! Please, mention MTAC San Mateo on your RSVP.

Clinician Doug Goodkin: Motivating our Teaching Jazz & Improvisation (An approach through Orff practices and Body Movement).

Date:          Monday, November 6th, 2017
When:        11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where:       Myriad Music School & Dance Academy
                     2250 Palm Ave
                     San Mateo, Ca. 94010

Registration for December Branch Recital 

Registration is now closed.

Date:           Saturday, Decemeber 2nd, 2017
When:         1:00 - 3:00 PM
Where:        Wind Room of Foster City Community Center
                     1000 E. Hillsdale Blvd. 
                     Foster City, Ca. 94404

Community Outreach Recital

There will be a Community Outreach Concert at Carlmont Gardens. This is a Christmas themed concert, but any music will be fine (preferably cheerful music). Teachers may sign up a maximum of 3 students, and the time limit is 12 minutes per teacher. It is open to all instruments and all levels.
Please use this link to sign up: 
We need an accompanist for this concert. Please email Olga Moudry if you are interested to accompany (there is a stipend). Please email Olga Moudry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need additional information.
Date:          Saturday, December 16th, 2017
When:        3:00 PM
Where:       Carlmont Gardens
                     2140 Carlmont Drive
                     Belmont, Ca. 94002

Helping out those teachers impacted by the North Bay Fires

We would like to thank those who have made donations to the victims of the this natural disaster. For more information please contact Janice Sheng at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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