Teacher Benefits

Teachers benefit in many ways from membership in our organization.  Our branch meets at least nine times a year, usually on the third Tuesday morning of the month, with business meetings in September, November, January, March, and May with casual meetings in October, February, and April.   A few meetings co-sponsored with CAPMT highlight specific topics for discussion or feature a music education DVD (e.g., on Madame Rosina Lhevinne, renowned piano teacher).   In addition, we offer outstanding speakers two or more times a year and a master teacher one or two times a year.  

The yearly State Convention is held during the weekend closest to the Fourth of July, alternating each year between Northern and Southern California locations.  Over a thousand members gather for five days of lectures, master classes, officer workshops, student and artist recitals, and showcases for new materials.  It is a fabulous learning experience for all who attend.

Our branch performance group meets once a month, usually the Tuesday after the regular meeting.  We love having an audience of our peers! Some members also perform in the Teachers Performance Recital at the annual State Convention and/or participate in the Adult Performance Program.