Mentoring Program Mission Statement

The purpose of the NEPTA Mentoring Program is to give NEPTA members the opportunity to broaden their teaching experience through observation of and discussion with experienced master teachers, to give master teachers the opportunity of passing on their teaching legacies and to establish close collegial relationships between NEPTA members.

  • A Mentor is someone who is happy to share his or her expertise and experience. Mentoring is a way of “giving back” the knowledge and support that a Mentor has received, in a non-judgmental manner.
  • A Mentee is someone who is interested in growth and is open to learning. A Mentee will silently observe a Mentor actively teaching.
The process for participating in the program is as follows:
  • Any NEPTA member with twenty years or more of teaching experience may apply to be a Mentor.
  • Any NEPTA member may apply to be a Mentee.
  • Mentors and Mentees must commit to a minimum of three lesson observations and one half-hour discussion.
  • The Mentoring Program Committee matches up Mentors with Mentees. A member of the Mentoring Program will serve as an advisor to each Mentor/Mentee pair.
  • There is no charge for the lesson observations and discussion.

Read Betty Reed’s article on Establishing a mentoring program, published in American Music Teacher, April-May 2019 issue)

If you are interested in becoming a Mentor click here.
If you are interested in becoming a Mentee click here.
If you have any questions, please contact Betty Reed, NEPTA Mentoring Program Chair.


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