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

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

Anna Avetisyan
Joshua Del Dotto

Elena Drabkin
Nina Grimaldi

Aleksandra Lvin
Adam Merrill
Michael Shea
Margaret Cheng Tuttle
Simon Xu


NEPTA Board 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

For information about membership requirements and dues, go here.


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