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Tuning Up October 2020
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volume 59 no.1  rcmtg.org   PO Box 283, New City, NY 10956
WELCOME MEMBERS TO A NEW SEASON OF TEACHING!
Join us for a Zoom call on: 
Wednesday, October 7th at 10 AM.
We will be sending everyone a link for this, so watch your email.

Sharing our most recent experiences with teaching last Spring and over the Summer will be the main point of our meeting in October, so be thinking about what stories or insights you'd like to bring to the conversation. What are your successes, failures, hopes for the coming season of work?

Also on the agenda that morning - we will finally hold the election that was postponed from June. Carole Tilson (VP), Rosemary Waltzer (Treasurer) and Suzanne Coletta (Corresponding Secretary). We'll get that election accomplished as soon as we have everyone on the Zoom meeting. 

Carole will give a short talk on how we're going to run the Music Marathon this year - with plenty of time for you to get advice on how to enter your students and help us raise money for Helping Hands of Rockland. The Marathon will be a week-long virtual event (see Carole's article below).

The great part is that all this year's meetings, though not in-person, will be live in your home and also recorded so that ALL members can enjoy them, no matter when they tune in.

We plan on making this a year of learning about dealing with the pandemic as teachers: not only in terms of the "nitty-gritty" of on-line teaching, but the opportunities to explore this time for growth, for bringing teachers/students/Guild members/parents together in new ways, and getting creative. The programs planned (see the bottom of this newsletter for the list) are a wonderful combination of old and new friends - performing and conversing with us.
 
Thank-you, in advance, for joining us on October 7th!
It will be a very important meeting.

Save the date!

 
Now on RCMTG YouTube Channel

We now have many lovely performances on our YouTube Channel - Go to YouTube and search "Rockland County Music Teachers Guild" and you'll find them! Consider how great it would be to see and hear your students on YouTube - fun for them as well - and follow the procedures listed on our website to make it happen.

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Dear Colleagues,

Hope you are all well. 

As the fall season approaches we have planned some very
interesting programs that will be all virtual.
By now we have grown accustomed to this way of life and
new way of teaching. On Wednesday, Oct 7th at 10:00 AM
we will be having our first program of the season dealing with your experiences in teaching in the Covid era.
 
This Zoom meeting will be a learning experience for everyone and hope you can take part and share your stories with us.
 
Lastly, the weather has turned beautiful and we must give thanks that we live on the East coast and pray for those out west.
Be well,
Steve
 
 

MUSIC MARATHON - MUSIC MARATHON - MUSIC MARATHON!!!

Every year, in early December, we give our students the opportunity to both perform and raise money for a charity by getting sponsors for their performances and we call it “The Music Marathon”. This year, due to the pandemic, the Music Marathon will be held over a week (rather than a weekend) and our students will record videos of themselves playing or take photographs of themselves playing and we will post on all our social media (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and twitter) with a link to a Go Fund Me page for Helping Hands of Rockland. We would also suggest that you encourage your students and parents to share on their social media as well. This is a fun and safe way for the students to show off their talents and help raise money for this wonderful charity. In October’s meeting we will provide more details.
- Carole Tilson
HAS YOUR INFORMATION CHANGED LATELY? ARE YOU WANTING A BETTER PICTURE ON THE WEBSITE OR A DIFFERENT CONTACT NUMBER? Please let Ben Riley know and he will update your info: bennoahriley@yahoo.com.
RCMTG EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETINGS 2020-2021
all meetings begin at 11AM, second Wednesdays on Zoom
10/14, 11/11, 12/9, 3/10, 4/14, 5/19, 6/9 
If you have something you wish the Board to discuss please contact Steve Cohen (tendizzyfingers@gmail.com).
We are working hard to make RCMTG work for you!

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RCMTG 2020 - 2021
PROGRAMS AND GATHERINGS

Wednesday, October 7 - 10 AM
Zoom Meeting 
Election of Officers, Chat with Colleagues

Wednesday, November 4 - 10 AM
Zoom Meeting
Speaker/Performer Member Marti Sweet (Violin)
"The Zen of Quarantine: A Study for Self-Restoration"

December 1-7 MUSIC MARATHON 
Go Fund Me for Helping Hands

Wednesday, December 2 - 10 AM
Zoom Meeting
Scott Brubaker and Julie Landsman
Current and Former French Horn colleagues from the Met Orchestra

January Jamboree
Zoom Party
Saturday, January 23, 2021

Wednesday, March 3 - 10 AM
Zoom Meeting
RoundTable Discussion on Running Your Studio Virtually

Wednesday, April 7 - 10 AM
Zoom Meeting
Speaker/Performer Member Ben Riley (Guitar)

Wednesday, May 12 - 10 AM
Zoom Meeting
Lecture/Recital with Pianist Lisa Yui

 
Board of Directors and Event Chairpersons
RCMTG  2019-2020

President: Steve Cohen

Vice President: 
Carole Tilson

Treasurer: Rosemary Waltzer

Recording Secretary:
Marti Sweet

Corresponding Secretary: Suzanne Coletta

Marathon: Carole Tilson

Auditions: Christine Renstrom

Membership: Marilyn Hazan

Website Manager: Ben Riley

Hospitality: Arlene Linke


"Tuning Up" Editor:
Tedo Wyman
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