Southern MaineMTA

Affiliated with the National Music Teachers Association

Dear Members,

I hope many of you were able to attend the Quad State Conference in-person or virtually a couple weekends ago. I am still feeling inspired by all the wonderful information I received from Peter Mack! Just hearing live music was emotional for me but hearing Peter Mack was just phenomenal and magical.

It feels good to start seeing each-other more in person again. We are lucky we could use zoom through last year but having in-person interactions has been wonderful. We have some wonderful events planned this year and I'm hoping to see you all at some of these events!



President, Southern MaineMTA

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Upcoming Events

Teacher Connect: For all Southern Maine Independent Teachers ☕️

When: Friday November 12th

Time: 9AM-10AM

Where: Stone Coast Music

Address: 400 US-1 North Falmouth, Maine

It's in the same building as Christine Kissack and Jacqui Savage's studios but on the other side. This is Liz Hasbrouck's new space! There is a sign for parking

TOPIC FOR DISCUSSION: How do you motivate students to practice?

Association Meeting and Get Together

Saturday April 9th from 9AM-1PM

Please SAVE THE DATE. We will plan to have a presentation and time for discussion. More information to come!


Saturday, April 2nd 2022 at 8am-6pm

74 Woodville Road

Falmouth, ME

Greetings MaineMTA Members!

MaineMTA’s 2022 Piano Monster Festival is a go and will be held at Falmouth High School again on Saturday, April 2, 2022!

You will find everything you need for planning in the links below. Simply click and go! All of this information will eventually be on the MaineMTA website, but since time is flying, I wanted you to have everything in your hands ASAP.

We’re so excited to be planning this event!

Ginger Yang Hwalek, Co-Director

Christine Kissack, Co-Director

Questions? Call, text or email Christine Kissack:


All information about this amazing event is on our website at

Outdoor Music Celebration--Button Event! ☀️🎵

Saturday May 21st

We are hoping to give students in your studios a chance to perform outdoors in the Spring. We kicked it off last year and it was a wonderful event. The board will be talking about where to hold this event and we hope to have two digital pianos and a PA System so students can play and/or sing if they choose.

We are hoping to host this in a large public park

State Virtual Teacher Connect ☕️

Friday January 14th @10AM

Please join us virtually to connect with other teachers in our state. Discussion information and topics will be provided in upcoming months. Zoom info will be sent prior to event. Hope to see you there!

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Teachers Corner

A Place for teachers to post exciting news or performances

Gulimina Mahamuti, DMA, NCTM Upcoming Performances

Sunday, November 7, 2021, at 2 pm

"The Arlan Baillie Steinway Series"
Guest Solo Piano Recital
Address: All Souls Congregational Church, 10 Broadway St, Bangor, ME 04401

Friday, February 4, 2022
Guest Duo Piano Recital with George Lopez
The University of Akron Guzzetta Recital Hall, Ohio

Saturday, February 5, 2022
Western Reserve MTA Duet Festival Performance & Adjudication with George Lopez
Steinway Piano Gallery Cleveland, Ohio

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Here is a local piano free for the taking! It’s a Kimball upright, located off Route One in Falmouth, badly in need of tuning but otherwise in great shape. If you, or someone you know, is remotely interested, please contact:

Carolyn Eisner

(Home) 207-781-3083

(Cell) 207-329-3081

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Dues Reminder

If you are still interested in being a member of Southern MaineMTA, be sure to send your check (or pay through paypal) in the amount of $17.00 by next Monday Nov. 1st. After that date, your name will be removed from our members list. Payment information is below.

April Masse (Treasurer):

  • Please make checks out to Southern Maine Music Teachers Association
  • The annual dues are $17.00 per year
  • Send Checks to April Masse at 20 Norwood St. Apt 2, Portland, Maine 04103
  • Paypal Email: (Name of account is Southern Maine Music Teachers Association)
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