Certification – NCTM

The 5 Certification Projects for Teachers are listed on:  http://www.mtnacertification.org/process/teacher-profile-projects/piano-overview/. Monthly Classes are conducted by Cheryl Norman-NCTM.

Certification Class -2014: 1. Jill Gubler, 2. Mariah Dawe, 3. Marilyn Mitchell 4. Cindy Hartley, 5. Michele Randall, 6. Jan Chamberlin,  7. JiYoung Johnson, 8 Rachel Mecham, 9. Michelle Holmes, 10. Shauna Potts

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Jill Gubler         Cindy Hartley                 Michele Randall     Jan Chamberlin

Certification Easiest Projects (1, 5, 4) to Most Comprehensive (3, 2).  All Projects will be prepared as Computer Documents.

Projects   #1 -Teaching Philosophy (Due Nov. 6, 2014)  #5 – Business Ethics & Studio Policy (Due Dec. 4, 2014)  #4 – Teaching Environment (Due Jan. 8, 2015)
Project #3Present your Teaching(Feb.-Mar, 2015) Video tape (or iPad videos) 3 lessons you teach (15 min. each-same student-same piece from 1-beginning, 2-progress, and 3-performance of the piece).  Video yourself performing 5-7 minutes (Level 7-10 music from Mcgrath’s lists) – – 3 months.
Project #2 Analysis of Four Teaching Pieces (April-May, 2015) sent from MTNA Certification office (Ohio).
This 9 month Certification course will be organized as follows:

Please plan to observe a Certified Teacher (& give suggestions) who will give you permission to observe.


J. Cheryl Norman – NCTM;  MTNA – Southwest Division Director-Elect, Board of Directors – 2010-2014;  MTNA – SPAC Chairman – 2006-2007, National Certification Comm. – 2007-2010;  UtahMTA State President 2004-2006;  Adjunct Professor of Piano– Utah Valley University 1995-2008;  MM: Piano Performance/Pedagogy—BYU – 1994


Certification Class Project – October 2013: Marci Bliss, Janie Jones, Susan Nicholes, Cheryl Merrell

PURCHASE CASIOS (61 keys) at TARGET for $50.00 the day after Thanksgiving (Online purchase).


University of Hawaii – April, 2013. Cheryl Norman with Dr. Wendy Yamashita: MTNA Certification Commissioner for Southwest Division beginning March, 2014. Dr. Yamashita is a graduate of Juilliard School of Music in NY. Norman presented Certification classes to Dr. Yamashita’s Pedagogy students at the University of Hawaii, then judged a day long Music Competition at the Punahou Private School with MTNA Director-Elect Helen Chao-Casano.

1 Comment

  1. faithchristianmusicstudio said,

    March 10, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    If there is ever an opportunity for doing this course via skype, let me know. I may be a willing participant.

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