Tomorrow Saturday May 18, eight of my students will participate in the Durham Music Teachers Association (DMTA) Festival.  It is held every May but had not been held during the pandemic, so this is the first year it has fully operated.  33 teachers have submitted 270 students and the organizers have worked extremely hard to get it all happening. The Festival is held in the Mary Duke Biddle music rooms and piano experts are the adjudicators.  Students play one-on-one for their adjudicator and all receive a certificate and comments.  It is great to have a different teacher hear you play!  If you have not entered this year, maybe consider it next year.  Students really benefit from having a goal to work towards, and I am always amazed what an upcoming performance produces in terms of accelerated progress! (ps: adult students can also enter)
These are the 8 students and their age groups:
Zelda Mc Cormick (5-8 yrs)
Emily El-Tanany (5-8 yrs)
Louise Downs (9-11 yrs)
Tyler Nordgren (9-11 yrs)
Elijah Berenbaum (12-13 yrs)
Tessa Nayo (12-13 yrs)
Oscar McCormick (12-13 yrs)
Lucas Bartosik (14-15 yrs)
Wish them Good Luck!