110 – Peter Mack on Teaching, Life, and MTNA 2024

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Episode Summary

You will surely be delighted by Amy’s conversation with Seattle-based pianist, teacher, and clinician Peter Mack, current President of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)!

They chat on a variety of topics, including teaching specialties, Peter’s natural knack for using visual descriptors, what it’s like to be on a conference planning committee, tips on the proposal submission process, and much, much more.

Irish-born pianist Peter Mack is in demand throughout the world as a performer, clinician, convention artist, adjudicator, and teacher. He is the 2023-2025 MTNA National President. He lives in Seattle, USA.

 

Items Mentioned

Join Amy on Patreon

2024 Music Teachers National Conference (Atlanta)

What’s Your Teaching Specialty (Samantha Coates)

The Piano Pantry Retreat

First Notification List: Retreat and Digital Organization Coaching

PianoPantry.com/subscribe

Workshop: Organize Your Life With Notion

 

 

Transcript

Hey there, teachers. I’m Amy Chaplin, and this is episode 110 of The Piano Pantry Podcast. While this podcast is a solo production, it’s supported by a lovely crew of teachers in my Patreon community.

A special shout-out to one of my supporters, Kate Campbell, who is also an alumnus of the online digital organization course. Thanks so much Kate for chipping in to keep this work going for our community. If you like Kate, enjoy the content here, you can join at either the $4 or $7 per month level. Visit PianoPantry.com/patreon for more details.

If you’re one of my Patreon supporters or digital organization alumni, I’ll be contacting you soon about connecting for dinner at the upcoming 2024 Music Teachers National Conference in Atlanta and you know I’ll pick someplace good – so stay tuned! Again, that’s PianoPantry.com/patreon.

In less than two weeks, hundreds of teachers will be gathering in Atlanta for 5 days of music teacher fun, which brings me to today’s guest.

Irish-born pianist Peter Mack is in demand throughout the world as a performer, clinician, convention artist, adjudicator, and teacher. He lives in Seattle, Washington, and is the current President of Music Teachers National Association.

I am confident you are going to be absolutely delighted by my conversation with Peter as we cover a variety of topics on teaching and life, including teaching specialties, Peter’s natural knack for using visual descriptors, what it’s like to be on a conference planning committee, tips on the proposal submission process, and much, much more.

Enjoy!


Sorry, but there is no transcript available for the conversation portion of this episode.


Thanks for listening in today, everyone. I have three quick announcements for you before we go.

First of all, as Peter and I discussed, I’ll be premiering a new 20-minute session at the upcoming conference called The Wow Factor: Crafting Winning Proposals and Engaging Presentations. That will be held on Monday, March 18 – 2:55. I hope to see you there.

Second, as I briefly mentioned in our conversation, dates have been announced for the 2024 Piano Pantry retreat in my home in Indiana. There will only be one retreat date this year, which will be held on June 12-15. Since I can only accept a very small number, the spots are already almost full after announcing to those on my first notification list and email subscriber list in just the past week. Registration isn’t closed, so you can still submit your interest – it’s just getting very close to being closed already.

If you would like to join the first notification list for the retreat or subscribe to my email list so you can be notified of this special exclusive event sooner in the future, please see the link in the show notes or visit PianoPantry.com/retreat

Lastly, the 2-day workshop Organize Your Life with Notion is happening THIS weekend, March 8 and 9. If you missed the early bird deadline for $40 off, we’ve just released a last-chance discount for three days only for $30 off through Wednesday, March 6. Visit PianoPantry.com/notion

As always, anything mentioned today can be found in the show notes at PianoPantry.com/podcast/episode110