Every year at our Spring Recital, students are given a “Music Study Award” celebrating the milestones of their years of study and dedication to ongoing music lessons.
Made available by MTNA, (only members have access to this award), they have a free certificate available for download signed by the current MTNA President and the Executive Director/C.E.O.
For more details on how to find the award on the MTNA website, see this post: Studio Awards Policies and Procedures.
There is space for the teacher to fill in the student name, years of music study, and for the teacher’s signature and date given.
This form is usually fillable but for some reason this year it is not.
I have terrible handwriting and while it’s one thing to sign my name and write the date, it’s another to write out the student’s name and years of study and make it look nice.
So, I created a printable template I’m sharing with you today for free.
4/27/2021 Update: Thanks to fellow colleague/reader Jan Fulford for pointing out to me that her fillable form WAS working. We contacted MTNA and found out it was flux and it was supposed to be fillable. It has been fixed now so YEA!
I’m going to leave this template available anyway just in case since I’ve already put the work into it.
First, you will want to print the certificate.
P.S. If you are using a certificate paper that has a large border on it, you will need to scale down the print area. Here’s a 2-minute tutorial to show you how.
Next, return the printed page to the printer tray (be sure and put it in the correct direction).
Then, print the template on top of it. (You will, of course, have written in the student’s name and years of study. 🙂 )
P.S.S. If you had to scale your document based on the type of certificate paper you’re using as per above, remember to scale the template as well. 🙂
It’s a little tedious because you have to do it one-by-one for each student but is a project that can be knocked out pretty quickly with a good rhythm.
I would print as many awards as you need then put the full stack in your printer and print the names out one by one.
How to Access and Use the Template
The template is available in Google Docs.
The document is viewable only which means you cannot edit it. In order to edit the document for your own use, you will need to either download it or copy it onto your Google Drive. Here’s how:
- Click on the link.
- Be sure you are signed in to your Google Account (do this in the top right corner).
- Click on “File” in the upper left-hand corner.
- Four options down, select “Make a copy.”
- A box will pop up asking you to name the document and choose where in your Drive you would like to save it. Make your selections and hit OK.
- That’s it! You should now be able to edit the document.
- Just be careful as you change out the text that you don’t hit too many backspaces and alter the location. If that happens, simply go back to the original link and copy the document again. 🙂
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