My friends and family joke that I hold the world-record for number of children in one family: 35 kids, currently ages 4 through… 54! They are my inspiration and motivation to improve as a pianist, teacher, and person. Guiding them in their musical development is a responsibility that I take on with great joy. Additionally, I have found teaching to be an exchange of energy and ideas: I learn as much as I teach, and am confident that I will continue to improve throughout my career.
I am excited to announce that I have applied for (and been accepted to) the Music Teachers National Association national certification program (NCTM: Nationally Certified Teacher of Music). Achieving MTNA certification would be the highest recognition that a private teacher can receive. Less than 10% of music teachers hold this certification.
The process of certification as well as the requirements for renewal (every five years) will provide me with continuing education opportunities that will benefit my growth as teacher. Through the completion of the five projects, candidates must demonstrate both theoretical knowledge and practical implementation. I will be assisted in the process by professional pianists and current NCTM teachers.
I will be aiming to complete the NCTM projects by July 2015.
Thank you for your encouragement!
Elizabeth Borowsky is a pianist, teacher, and composer. She is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano (Music Teachers National Association).