MTAC Newsletter (June 2020)

President’s Message

The end of another school year has arrived, and here we are reading our last newsletter for this school year. And what a year this has been, certainly one for the books. I’m sure most of us have stories to tell of how this pandemic has affected our musical lives. Despite all this, many of us continue to impart the gift of music to those students and adults who enjoy what it brings to them. Hopefully, this moment in time will pass soon and our lives can all return to a new normal.

As you all probably know, Convention will be happening in a very different way this year. And the date has been changed to July 10-14. Information on this “virtual” convention has been coming from the state office, and more is on the way. Be sure to stay tuned.

A quick reminder to all teachers that your membership dues must be received by July
31st in order to participate in the Certificate of Merit program and to have your name
listed in the directory. More information on that in the MTAC newsletter online. If you
don’t know where to look for that, log into and at the bottom of the home page, you will see several “buttons.” The very first one is RESOURCES. Click on that one and you will find many things, including the MTAC newsletters.

It has been my pleasure again this year to work with such a fine group of teachers. I
especially want to thank our board for all the work they do in leading our branch in the many events each year. Thank you for the many hours you volunteer to make each event a success. May the beautiful gift of music continue to inspire us all as we share it with our students. Hope to see you in September for our first meeting. Look for the information on the September 1 newsletter. Have a wonderful summer!

Linette Rodriguez

Certificate of Merit

Dear teachers,

Many of us and our parents have received emails from the MTAC State office regarding online Certificate of Merit evaluations. Video submissions for performance evaluations will need to be uploaded on the Acceptd ( website by Sunday, June 7th at 11:59pm.

The Certificate of Merit Video Submission Guidelines may be found in your teacher portal and also in the parent portal for each student application.

Piano students must have a technique chart for their level which may be found in the CM Syllabus, or can be obtained via the State Office (please check the email sent by the State Office for the form). Please note, voice students do not have a technique chart.

Information for taking the theory test will be given this month. The deadline for completing online theory evaluations is June 30th.

If you have any questions, you may call me at (909) 800-9633, leave a voicemail or text.


Abe Fabella



This is the last newsletter of this school year, so we want to wish the following teachers a VERY happy birthday for the months of June, July and August. Enjoy your day to the fullest:

  • Angela Rosser (6/8)
  • Cathlene Thompson (6/8)
  • Allison Grubb (6/23)
  • Anette Guldhammer (7/10)
  • Coralee Gaytan (7/12)
  • Shinyoung Kim (7/24)
  • Tammy Flanders (7/26)
  • Verna Woolf (8/3)
  • Jessie Joo (8/23)
  • Anthony Ginter (8/28)



For those who would like to make announcements in the newsletter, please send all of your info to Victoria Wooldridge at by the 25th of the month. Thanks.

MTAC • Riverside County Branch
Victoria Wooldridge, Newsletter Editor
2005 Garretson Ave
Corona, CA 92789