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Taking Care of Business - with Carly McDonald - via zoom

10th Feb to 10th Feb - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Online via Zoom

Dream big and reverse engineer your studio business. You will leave this workshop with an actionable, realistic and simple plan to achieve your studio business goals. We will discuss the challenging topics of policy, process and marketing, to demystify the awkward, create and communicate boundaries, and streamline your studio.

MTA Member discount: $55
Full price $85

Carly McDonald is a highly regarded Australian piano pedagogue, consultant, writer and presenter. She loves to connect teachers with creative ideas and strong business acumen. Carly established her music studio, Novar Music, in 2005. In addition to teaching, she manages 25 teachers in 4 locations across South Australia. As author of blog Creative.Piano.Professional, Carly provides thought leadership in early music education and studio business. She is the Yamaha Music Australian Piano Education Consultant, Editor of The Piano Teacher for Hal Leonard Australia,  Australian Ambassador for the Piano Adventures series by Randall and Nancy Faber and co-editor of the “I Want To Play That” piano series. She is passionate about fostering a connected community and working with students to develop a strong foundation of skills for self-expression.

Bookings now open https://www.trybooking.com/BWVNR

Members Meet

28th Feb to 28th Feb - 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cafe Salinga, Cumberland State Forest, West Pennant Hills


Our next social get-together will be held on Monday 28 February, 10.30am at Cafe Saligna, Cumberland State Forest, 95 Castle Hill Rd, West Pennant Hills.
Join your community in these ‘Member Meets’.
Contact the MTA NSW Office to let us know if you will be attending, and join in on the conversation!

Dynamics for Posture and Performance - Dr Chris Allen and Georgi Laney

6th Mar to 6th Mar - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Dynamics for Posture and Performance

Dr Chris Allen and Georgi Laney

Sunday 6 March 2022MTA Newcastle Branch (venue to be announced)Working towards functional and improved movement for instrumentalists & vocalists. Chris and Georgi will guide instrumentalists in orienting the body to manage the additional challenges of the instrument, and vocalists, where the body is the instrument, to help the performer find ways to enhance their performance whilst minimising and controlling injury. An energising & informative session to set you up for a vibrant and fulfilling 2022.

Mental Health and Wellbeing for Music Teachers with Anastasia Hronis - via zoom

27th Mar to 27th Mar - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


2:30 – 4:30 pm Sunday 27 March 2022

Dr Anastasia Hronis will discuss the ways in which music teachers may experience stress and burnout, as well as the risk factors and early warning signs for burnout. Anastasia will also discuss the various ways in which we can safeguard our mental health and obtain optimal mental wellbeing.

Online via Zoom

MTA Member discount: $55
Full price $85
Bookings now open https://www.trybooking.com/BWVNU

Dr Anastasia Hronis (B Psych Hons (Music Major), M Clin Psych, AMusA, LMusA, Ph.D) is a clinical psychologist and founder of the Australian Institute for Human Wellness, an organisation dedicated to meeting the growing need for innovation in supporting mental health and wellbeing. Anastasia is also a lecturer and academic at the University of Technology Sydney. Anastasia learnt piano from the age of three with Roderick & Nola MacFarlane. She pursued her music studies and in 2015, performed at Carnegie Hall, New York. Dr Anastasia Hronis will discuss the ways in which music teachers may experience stress and burnout, as well as the risk factors and early warning signs for burnout. Anastasia will also discuss the various ways in which we can safeguard our mental health and obtain optimal mental wellbeing.

Bookings now open https://www.trybooking.com/BWVNU