April 1, 2020 Newsletter

Posted by Abby Hehenberger on 04/03/2020
Dear TMTA Members,
I am doing my best to keep you up to date with everything that is going on with TMTA. When you receive the next issue of “In Tune with TMTA” I would like to have pictures of how everyone is making the best of this situation that I could share with our TMTA Family. Please send pictures of encouragement to [email protected].
Teresa Crawford, NCTM
TMTA President 2018-2020

Online Teaching Resources


TMTA has been collecting a list of resources that all teachers may view regarding how to teach online lessons.


For Local Association Presidents: 
TMTA Distinguished Teacher Application-April 1
For Teachers:
Convention Activities (All-Star Festival, Convention Projects, Digital Keyboard Orchestra, Chamber Music Clinic, June Leondar Chamber Music/Ensemble Contest, and Student Pages) Registration for Students-Open May 1-20
Collegiate Deadlines:

TMTA SA Coordinator Highlight

Diana E Lopez, NCTM
TMTA SA Ensemble Coordinator

Diana E. Lopez, NCTM, has taught piano for over 40 years and presently serves as the Ensemble Coordinator for TMTA. She began her career as a band director and elementary music teacher and taught in the Public Schools for 27 years in the Rio Grande Valley. The last five of those years were spent in administration. She majored in Music Education at Incarnate Word College in San Antonio and received a Masters Degree in Theory from Texas A & I University in Kingsville. Presently, she is a piano studio owner in Katy, Texas. As a member of the Katy MTA since 2012, she has served as Sonatina Festival Chair and has mentored two new KMTA members with NCTM certification. This is her second year as president of KMTA.
Diana is also the Ward Music Chairman and organist at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Katy, Texas. Her favorite past time is traveling to new places and discovering different cultures. She and her husband, Ricardo A Lopez, a retired Border Patrol Supervisor, have three grown children and two grandchildren.