OMTA Guest Speakers

October 9, 2018 - Mary Jo Wright, NCTM

OMTA Member, Piano

Bio Here 

Program: Activities and Games for Group Lessons

Games and Activities to reinforce theory. Win some free games for your studio at this fun presentation!

Program Documents:


September 11, 2018 - Dr. Jeanine Jacobson, DMA

OMTA Member, Piano, Piano Pedagogy

Jeanine Jacobson

Jeanine Jacobson

Jeanine Jacobson grew up in Gig Harbor and obtained her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Washington.  She was awarded her Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota and the Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma.  Subsequently, she taught at California State University, Northridge for 20 years and currently holds professor emeritus status.  She has written numerous articles and four books.  Two books apply movement activities (Dalcroze) to teaching elementary piano students.  Her first piano pedagogy textbook was published in 2006 by Alfred Publishing and now is in its second edition.  The second volume was released in 2014.  These textbooks recently received the 2016 MTNA Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award and the 2016 Award from the National Association of Music Merchants. She currently teaches privately, conducts master classes, and gives lectures and workshops.  She has two daughters and two grandchildren and divides her time between Hood River, OR and Olympia. 

Program: Are You Looking Forward with Enthusiasm to A New Teaching Year?

A look at what it means to be a professional music teacher and how that might change our behaviors, our expectations, our goals and in turn affect and enhance the learning of our students.

                                                            Program Documents:
                                                            Jacobson – Program Notes

November 14, 2017 - Mary Jane Clarke, NCTM

OMTA Member


Mary Jane Clarke

Mary Jane Clarke

Past President of WSMTA, Member of the WSMTA Hall of Fame, retired faculty member from The Evergreen State College


Program: Method to Madness: Transitionaing from Methods to Literature Using Technology

Program Documents:
Clarke – iPad Apps
Clarke – Learning Spiral
Clarke – Repertoire List