Newly-Certified Indiana Teachers

Indiana is pleased to announce we have two teachers who have recently passed the National Certification through MTNA for status as a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM).
Please join us in congratulating:

David Cartledge
 who currently serves as Associate Professor in the Piano department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
When asked to share his reasons for deciding to pursue NCTM status he stated:

I got certified out of respect for IMTA, MTNA, and the distinguished pedagogues who serve in the organization.  While I’m not recruiting a private studio, I wanted to participate in the certification process in order to show my enthusiasm for this important program.  

Mia Ray who graduated May 2017 with a degree in Piano Pedagogy and Music Arranging from Maranatha Baptist University. Beginning this coming Fall, she will be starting her master’s degree in Music Composition at Butler. Currently, she teaches music for K-12 at a school on the southside of Indy, along with teaching private lesson students.
When asked to share her reasons for deciding to pursue NCTM status she stated:
MTNA certification was a required part of the piano pedagogy degree at Maranatha, and I am so thankful for this requirement. Certification has given me credibility when seeking new clients and applying for jobs, and a confidence in my teaching. I also appreciate the accountability that comes with renewing my certification, reminding me that the best teachers are lifelong students.
For more information on how to become a nationally certified teacher, visit the MTNA Certification website or contact IMTA’s certification chair, Nancy Huskey

Certification Meeting

Curious about how to become a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music? Our certification, chair, Nancy Spahr will be giving an informal talk on the MTNA certification process at the home of member Sally Eppert (8580 Shoe Overlook Dr. Fishers) on Saturday, February 6 from 12:00-2:00. Please contact Nancy to let them know you’re attending.
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Certification News

Certification is an important step in developing and maintaining your professional development.  IMTA is pleased to note that seven IMTA members are newly certified!
IMTA members will notice in our 2010-11 IMTA Directory some new names in the list of Nationally Certified IMTA Teachers. Please talk with them about their process of becoming certified. These are members who have been certified after the 2009-2010 handbook was printed. The list includes the following IMTA members:

  • Jeanette Benedict
  • Leon Harshenin
  • Karin Hartman
  • Cynthia Hawkins
  • Candace Henkler
  • Jedda Newton
  • Nancy Spahr

Carolyn Hertzler, chair of certification is making a plea for all full time and part time faculty to take the earliest opportunity to become nationally certified. The process is extremely easy and is outlined on page 29 of the current handbook. Please contact her if you have questions.