The following associations listed, are organizations of which I am presently active in as a member. I have gained a tremendous amount of musical expertise through these organizations. Many students have been using these clubs to better their musical ability and knowledge.
MILWAUKEE MUSIC TEACHERS ASSOCIATION (MMTA)
This organization encourages and develops greater efforts in music among students and teachers. MMTA offers competitions and scholarships to gifted pianists. They also evaluate the teaching standards in our profession and promotes interest in our community.
MUSIC TEACHERS NATIONAL ASSOCIATION (MTNA)
This organization is one of the oldest musical clubs in our country having celebrated their 120th anniversary in 1996. They offer music educators around the country, conferences and finical aid in developing outstanding studios. Many professional ideas are exchanged, encouragement to grow in related music fields and provide musicians with outstanding equipment, supplies and literature in developing an outstanding pedagogical studio. I have been State and Nationally Certified through exams and education classes.
NATIONAL GUILD OF PIANO TEACHERS (NGPT)
The basic aim of the NGPT has been to establish definite goals and awards for piano of all grades and levels including goals for the slow learner as well as the gifted. This is not a competition but an audition that allows another music educator to evaluate how your playing, posture and performance on the piano is coming along. This audition is held in late May of each year.
NATIONAL, FEDERATION OF MUSIC CLUBS (NFMC)
Cynthia Duszynski’s Studio of Music Club offers all students and all types of areas of auditioning ( concerto, hymn, duet, etc.) to earn trophies and certificates. Two contrasting pieces are performed and judged on various musical abilities. This is a good audition for first time students.
WISCONSIN MUSIC TEACHERS ASSOCIATION (WMTA)
The WMTA is a branch of the MTNA in which the organization strives to maintain the private piano teachers musical growth and studio management. Recitals and competition work is very strong in this organization.
GREATER MILWAUKEE CHAPTER OF WMTA (WMTA-GMC)
The Greater Milwaukee Chapter is a small local association of the WMTA organization. Teachers meet to discuss problems in private teaching and they also have guest speakers come in and talk about various topics of musical interest and knowledge. This group tries to hold a community project every other year.
ASSOCIATED PIANO TEACHERS (APT )
This is a local organization that was created by local area piano teachers to hold an annual piano audition for all ages of students. This contest brings a high level of standard to the teacher and student.