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Meeting Room

cnyamt teacher forum

This monthly event is a great way to stay connected and share ideas.  

Bring your coffee or tea and share what's on your mind!

Zoom link goes out via email earlier in the week.


Contact: Mary Whittington, Chair

Take some time for you and join your fellow teachers for an informal open discussion with topics relevant to your studio.  This is a great opportunity to ask questions, gain insight, and share your experience.  The topics will vary, but as we navigate the new realities of remote lessons, socially distanced lessons, and new technologies, you may find yourself wondering about:

  •        new studio setups for remote, in-person, or hybrid lesson schedules

  •        tools, resources, tips and tricks for successful virtual performances

  •        troubleshooting student motivation and engagement

  •        and, as always, whatever ideas or thoughts are on your mind!


Upcoming Dates

September 9, 2022 11:30-12:30
October 14, 2022 11:30-12:30
November 11, 2022 11:30-12:30
December 9, 2022 11:30-12:30

February 16
, 2023 11:00-12:00
March 10, 2023 TBD
April 14, 2023 TBD
May 12, 2023 TBD

Previous Topics

Creating and updating your studio policy

Special forum for instrumental teachers

CNYAMT fundraising and recital venues

Resuming in-person lessons, online teaching platforms and equipment

Remote lesson strategies, general chat

Virtual community outreach; remote, in-person, and hybrid lessons

Virtual recitals

Community outreach recitals in senior living environments.

Guest speaker: Susan French, CNAMT member teacher and Certified Music Practitioner

recital venues, studio policies and rates, general chat

Advancing students into late intermediate repertoire



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Beth Scott

"I like the idea of these forums as an easy and helpful way for teachers to connect with each other.  I commend you for having a focus topic, which is important as a starting point, yet still allowed for other discussion. Perhaps consider continuing even after pandemic restrictions ease up."

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Dana DiGennaro

“It is so nice to be surrounded by so many warm and welcoming colleagues in such a positive setting as the Friday Forums.  I am very thankful for their expertise and advice during such a difficult time."

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Bernadette Kessler

These wide-ranging, open discussions always lead to sharing, creative suggestions, and ideas that evolve into actual events. Susan French, as one Forum's special guest speaker sparked a conversation that led to an innovative singalong community outreach recital specially geared toward senior living facilities!"

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Barb Irwin

"The Friday Forum has been an excellent way to meet with new and present members who have experienced the challenge of teaching online this year. The exchange of ideas, problem solving, professional advice and camaraderie has been an invaluable experience."

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Kim Farrell

"I've enjoyed our Friday Forums for a couple of reasons: getting together with new friends and having great, meaningful discussions, and brainstorming together to come up with new ideas and methods of teaching." 

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