Chapter General Meetings & Programming

In 2021-2022, due to the current situation with the pandemic, we will use technology to our advantage to bring you a wide variety of programming to bring in presenters and attendees not normally possible!


September 2, 2021 (Thurs)  |  10:30 AM

Supporting Students of All Abilities: How to Teach to Students with Physical Disabilities

Location: Opus 11 School of Music (click for map/directions)

In-Person (masks required) AND Zoom
Chairs will be spaced apart, hand sanitizing station available.
Ample parking in rear: near the shops and also underground parking.

RSVP here.

Topic: Supporting Students of all Abilities
Featured Presenter: Elizabeth Allen

Elizabeth Allen
is a Music Education student at San Jose State University who was born without hands. She shares her experience as a disabled musician and offers some perspectives on helping disabled students to grow as musicians. 



​Nov/Dec 2021 (Wed)  |  10 AM

Adapting Non-Western Music for Western Instruments

Questions?  Please contact our Vice President & Program Chair, Will Schneider.


Pedagogy & Play

Pedagogy & Play is an informal monthly setting for teachers to discuss various pedagogical topics, and also a chance to perform for each other (optional)!  These are held on the first Friday of each month.   We have also hosted nationally-renowned pedagogues in the past, such as Dennis Alexander, Forrest Kinney, and Peter Mack.


Each month will focus on a different pedagogy topic.

Dates (Fridays)

  • September 3, 2021  |  The First Four Lessons

  • October 1, 2021  |  Making History Meaningful

  • November 5, 2021  |  Recitals and Other Performances

  • December 3, 2021  |  Selecting the Perfect Etude

  • February 4, 2022  |  TBD

  • March 4, 2022  |  TBD

  • April 1, 2022  |  TBD

  • May 6, 2022  |  TBD

  • June 3, 2022  |  TBD



9:30 AM - Meet & Greet

10:00 AM - Program Begins

Location: Virtual on Zoom


It is fun and it is a great way to join!  If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Yvonne Reddy,

our Pedagogy & Play Chair at .


Open Board Meetings

Our Board Meetings are held approximately once a month, and are open to all members!  So if you are interested in getting more involved, passionate about a certain project, or just curious to see what goes on, feel free to stop by!  They are held on Mondays and are online until further notice.


Dates (Mondays):

  • Aug 9, 2021

  • Sept 13, 2021

  • Nov 8, 2021

  • Jan 10, 2022

  • Mar 14, 2022

  • May 16, 2022

Time: 10:30 AM - 12 PM

Location: TBD

Questions?  Please contact our President, Grant Kondo.

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Young Professionals on Stage

Young Professionals on Stage is a way for young or new to teaching teachers to perform high-level repertoire in a professional setting.  Great way to keep up your chops, hear your fellow colleagues, and invite and inspire your students!


  • TBD 2022

Questions?  Please contact the YPLN Chair, Tingyuan Luo.


SCV Socials

Sometimes we just need a chance to unwind!  Also a friendly chance to meet with other teachers and enjoy each other's company.



Questions or suggestions?  Please contact the Chair, Yvonne Reddy.

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CAPMT State Conference

The State Conference alternates between Northern California and Southern California each year.


This year the Conference will be held

Dates: October 15-16, 2021

Location: California State University, Fresno

Featured Artist: Piano Duo Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee


More information and registration can be found here: CAPMT State Conference


MTNA National Conference

As an affiliate of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), CAPMT members are invited

to the annual MTNA Conference, featuring 2,000+ attendees and 5 days packed with

lectures, masterclasses, a bustling Exhibit Hall, receptions, and more!

This year the Conference will be held

Dates: March 26-30, 2022

Location: Minneapolis, MN

More information can be found here: MTNA National Conference