Welcome

NEPTA is a professional 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the highest standards of music education, offering members and their students opportunities for growth, stimulation, and a community of friendship and support.

Board of Directors
Officers

Sivan Etedgee, President
Vivian Fang, Vice President
Shizue Sano, Treasurer
Carolyn Ly-Germeys, Executive Secretary
Eric Bouwman-Wozencraft, Recording Secretary

Directors

Bonnie Anderson
Anna Avetisyan
Joshua Del Dotto

Elena Drabkin
Nina Grimaldi
Rebecca Helm

Aleksandra Lvin
Margaret Tuttle
Jonathan Yasuda

NEPTA Board of Director Members
For teachers we offer:
  • Monthly meetings: speakers on topics important to piano teachers with written summaries posted online
  • Teachers’ Exchanges: a forum for discussions with colleagues
  • Masterclass: for members, with outstanding pedagogues
  • Teaching Materials: opportunity to study of editions, of new publications and of teaching ideas with other NEPTA members; lists of recommendations made available periodically
  • Teacher Referrals linking members with prospective piano students
  • Recitals: opportunities for students of Active Members
  • Competitions: opportunities for students of Active Members
  • Susan B. Demb Teacher Enrichment Fund: providing teacher grants and special lecture programs
For students of all ages we offer:
  • Performing experiences in recitals for junior, intermediate, senior and adult ages
  • Recitals also for repertoire of:
    • Ensembles
    • Jazz
    • 20th/21st Century
    • Students’ original compositions
    • Duets/Ensembles
  • Informal area recitals
  • Master Class with a master teacher
  • Grants-in-Aid
  • Competitions in performance and in composition (Information about requirements and awards is sent to members. For students to participate, teacher must have been a member since September 30th of the current school year.)

For information about membership requirements and dues, go here.

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