1/16/2021 Online Lecture/Master class
 Teaching and Performing in COVID Times

Featuring: Trio 180
When: 1/16/2021, Saturday from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Place: MTAC Alameda East Zoom

Description :

  • Background on the trio

  • How they rehearsed and performed pre-pandemic, with a video excerpt

  • Tools and techniques they learned for rehearsing and performing during the lockdown

  • Video excerpt from a recent webinar performance they gave

  • Teaching online: technology, tools, tips

  • Q&A

Click here for the detail.

March 6, 2021 Branch recital

Students of all ages are encouraged to participate. 

The registration form will be sent to you by Feb.18th.

Are you teaching online?  Here is the list of resources that were shared by our members. If you have a resource to share, please click here and fill out a form.

* Disclaimer:  While our branch acknowledges these as potentially helpful resources, it does not represent an endorsement by MTAC.

Genius Scan - PDF Scanner


This is one of the scanning app which allows you to take a picture with your phone/tablet and instantly transform the sheet music/document into PDF or JPEG file.... more

Drop box


Drop box is an online cloud storage that is great for sharing anywhere and any time with anyone with .... (more)

Teaching in the time of Covid-19


15 Tips For ONLINE Piano Lessons (filmed during COVID-19 quarantining)


Do Skype Piano Lessons ACTUALLY Work?? Josh Wright Piano TV


12/5/2020  Branch Recital (Virtual)
10/24/2020  Branch Recital (Virtual)
10/19/2020 Online Lecture by Dr. Betty Woo
"Beethoven--Beyond Heroics and Titanic Struggles"

When : 10/19 (Monday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Click here for the description of the lecture and Dr. Betty Woo's bio.


Workshop with

Jason Lyle Black

Alameda East 

Piano Competition


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Branch Recital

January 13, 2020     


David Abdalian 

 2020-2021 Certificate of Merit program will be held virtually. The details on the Teacher's portal.

Scheduled Events for '20-'21

 Branch recital:

 March 6, 2021 

Certificate of Merit

  • Virtual CM Teacher Training Opens - September 15

  • CM Application Period Opens - October 1

  • CM Application Period Closes - October 31

  • CM Application Fee Deadline - November 5

  • Last Day to Add repertoire - January 15

  • Student Evaluations Begin - February 13

  • Student Evaluations End - March 28

Lectures (Zoom)

1/16/21 4 pm - 6 pm

Please check back for more events for '20-'21!

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1/13/20 David Abdalian