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Music Teachers’ Association of California (MTAC) Convention 2017

MTAC hosts the annual State Convention where world-renowned artists and teachers give recitals, lectures, presentations, and master classes. More than 2,000 members, guests, student performers and their families attend this culminating event of the year.

Dr. Condoleezza Rice will give the Keynote Address.

Dr. Rice began formal music lessons at three when her Grandmother Ray noticed her granddaughter’s keen interest in music. In Dr. Rice’s book, Extraordinary, Ordinary People, she recounts: “I don’t remember learning to read music, so today it is like a native language for me. This made it much easier to master sight-reading, something that I do well to this day.”

Learn more about the presenters: Download the MTAC Sessions brochure here.

The featured artists at the MTAC 2017 Convention include: Cheng-Chow Trio, Trio 180, Derek Brown, Keith Porter-Snell, Julie McKenzie, and Layna Chianakas.

For the full MTAC Convention Schedule, click here.

Anat Baniel and Neil Sharp will be presenting:

NeuroMovement®: Waking Up Your Student’s Brain to be a Brilliant Learning Brain

Saturday, July 1, 11:30 am

Anat and Neil will present research in neuroplasticity defined “rules” for positive brain change. ABM NeuroMovement® provides practical tools that potentiate positive brain change to help teachers and students achieve new levels of performance, including children with learning challenges and autism.

NeuroMovement®: Experiential session for Teachers and Musicians Small Group Coaching Session with Neil Sharp

Saturday, July 1, 4:00 pm

In a valuable adjunct to Anat Baniel’s lecture, participants will experience the positive brain change potentiated by ABM NeuroMovement®.This session will facilitate bringing these practical brain plasticity tools into practice. Teachers, instrumentalists and singers are all welcome. Piano(s) will be available for use and instrumentalists may bring their instruments. (Separate pre-registration is required for this limited attendance session.)

Learn More and Register Today!


June 30, 2017 @ 9:00 am
July 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
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Music Teachers’ Association of California


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5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054 United States
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