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Music Teachers National Association 2023 Conference

Welcome music educators! 

Our team is looking forward to meeting you at this year’s MTNA Conference in Reno, Nevada, and serving your professional needs in any way we can.


The Music Teachers National Association conference gives us an opportunity to connect with all of you and to remind you that Yamaha is your partner in music education, not just through our great instruments and professional audio products but also with resources, support and professional development. We want to continue to hear about your programs and learn about you and your specific needs to see how Yamaha can partner with you to help.

Yamaha is committed to supporting music education and organizations like MTNA. Please email us at Sign up for the Yamaha Educator newsletter to access advocacy, professional development, information on instruments, resources, partnerships in education and more.

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Yamaha Showcase at MTNA

Demystifying the Remote Lesson: Three Ways to Help Connect with Your Students

March 27,  8:00-9:00 a.m.

Presented by Mona Wu DeCesare, Yeeseon Kwon, Pamela Pike and Heratch Touresian

During the pandemic, remote lessons exploded in popularity as many music teachers became experts in new technology. As we all know, distance learning is not going away. In this showcase, we have assembled a panel of experts to demonstrate three ways to conduct remote lessons utilizing three types of pianos.

Yamaha Artist Presentations at MTNA

Saturday, March 25

  • 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. — Pedagogy Saturdays Omar Roy: What Autism Looks Like (Southern Pacific CD)
  • 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. — Pedagogy Saturdays Angelin Chang: Keys to Unlock Musical Mastery and Wellness (Sierra 2)
  • 2:15 – 2:45 p.m. — Pedagogy Saturdays Omar Roy: Appropriated or Authentic?: Unlocking Cultural Engagement (Cascade 4 and 5)
  • 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. — Pedagogy Saturdays Omar Roy and others: New Faculty Panel (Cascade 3)

Sunday, March 26

  • 8:15 a.m. — National Finals: MTNA Senior Piano Competitions (Sierra 5)
  • 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. — Lara Downes: Keynote Address (Nugget Grand Ballroom 1)
  • 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. — Rochelle Sennet: Bach to Black: Piano Suites by Composers of African Descent (Sierra 2)
  • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. — Announcement of Senior Performance Competition Winners (Cascade 3)

Monday, March 27

  • 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. — Yamaha Showcase with Heratch Touresian, Pamela Pike, Yeeseon Kwon and Mona Wu DeCesare (Sierra 2)
  • 9:15 – 9:35 a.m. — Andrea McAlister: Building Better Habits: Consciously Choosing our Unconscious Behaviors for Successful Practice and Performance (Redwood 6)
  • 9:15 – 9:35 a.m. — Christopher Creviston: Branded Degenerate: Voice Silenced (Southern Pacific CD)
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. — Pamela Pike: Musical Star or Supernova? Preventing Burnout of 21st Century Professionals (Cascade 3)
  • 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.— Ka Man “Melody” Ng: Discover Hidden Abilities: How You Can Use Everyday Psychology to Unleash Students’ Potential to the Max (Cascade 3)
  • 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.— Omar Roy: Setting the Foundation: Strategies for Addressing the Unique Needs of Adolescent Beginners (Southern Pacific EF)
  • 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.— Winners Concert: National Winners of the MTNA Senior Performance and Composition Competition Winners (Sierra 5)

For a complete schedule, please check the MTNA Conference page.