Chair: Ruth Sadilek  

Winter and Spring Focus Groups – dates and times to be announced


Mimi Zweig in Portland!

A workshop for string teachers at the Grand Hotel Bridgeport, Saturday, November 2, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Learn teaching techniques for beginning to advanced students. $80 Advance Registration which includes your catered lunch, snacks, and beverages! Register now to get the pre-registration rate!

Mimi Zweig from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music –

one of the nation's leading string pedagogues for teaching children through advanced violin and viola, will present a workshop and master class for teachers. The workshop will cover beginning foundations and step by step skill development - beyond Suzuki. How to integrate skills and what pieces can be used to solidify concepts. Your $80 registration includes the full day presentation, plus catered snacks and buffet lunch and beverages throughout the day. 

Sponsored by Tualatin Valley OMTA      
Sherry Poole Todd, Registrar 

Accommodations provided by the Grand Hotel Bridgeport, group rate available. Please contact Sherry Poole Todd for more information. Email sherrypooletodd (@)

The hotel is adjacent to Bridgeport Village with shops, theaters, many restaurants, and things for the rest of the family to do. The hotel has set aside special pricing for this event (around $125 - call and make your reservation on your own). Teaching and break times are in an intimate setting allowing you to maximize your learning! Don't miss this rare and affordable chance to learn from the best!

String Syllabus

The purpose of the Syllabus evaluation is to provide members of OMTA with a systematic and progressive means of evaluating the musicianship skills, comprehension, and performance ability of their students. The requirements at each level are minimal, and are designed to encourage diversity and individuality in teaching styles. Students will be expected to show mastery and flexibility at each level. String Syllabus evaluations are currently available in Levels 1-8, with Levels 9 and 10 in development. Teacher conferences are scheduled with the adjudicator who has heard your students.  Students and teachers find a sense of achievement from participation in the Syllabus program.