August 2, 2021

RMTA Jazz Competition 2021

Congratulations to Binson P., who won 1st place in the 7th grade division of the 2021 Richardson Music Teachers Association Jazz Competition. He performed Glenda Austin's Jazz Suite No. 2, first movement. Bravo, Mr. Binson!



June 28, 2021

2021 RMTA Sonatina/Sonata Festival

Each Spring the Richardson Music Teachers Association hosts the Sonatina/Sonata Festival. This year’s festival was held in February 2021.

Sonatas are musical pieces using a standard pattern for organizing musical melodies and harmonies. Sonatinas are “little” sonatas. Students must prepare and memorize their piece for the festival and receive a judge’s evaluation and a certificate for their performance.

The evaluation consists of three possible ranks. 
Points are awarded for each rank. With each increment of 15 points, students are eligible to receive a trophy.

I+ = Superior with Honor
I   = Superior
II  = Excellent

Congratulations to the following students!

Students receiving the rating Superior with Honor:
Aidan N.
Binson P.
Kailee S. - and her 45 point trophy
Katherine C. and her 90 point trophy
Lauren C. and her 105 point trophy
Rajveer R. and his 45 point trophy
Ryan D. and his 90 point trophy
Shikhar R. and his 75 point trophy
Vishalya S. and her 45 point trophy

Students receiving the rating Superior:
Alex B.
Kody S.
Sydney H.

June 20, 2021

2021 RMTA Spring Recital Festival

The RMTA Spring Recital Festival is the opportunity for student's to showcase and perform one of the following types of music repertoire:

  • jazz-boogie-rock-swing-rag
  • pop
  • movie
  • Broadway
  • videogame
  • New Age
  • Latin rhythms
  • patriotic songs
  • folk songs
  • non-classical repertoire 
  • lead sheet accompaniment
Congratulations to all participants and their excellent performances!
I+ = Superior with Honor
I = Superior

Some students received trophies for having reached a number of points accrued with past participations in RMTA festivals over the years. Those without trophies at this time are currently accumulating points toward trophies. Ribbons are given for those participating in a festival for the first time and earning a I or I+ rating.

Superior with Honor

Abhinav S. - plus a ribbon
Aidan N. - plus 60 point trophy
Alex B. - plus 75 point trophy
Anya D. - plus 15 point trophy
Avik D.
Binson P. - plus 60 point trophy
Chloe E. - plus a ribbon
Fletcher K. - plus 45 point trophy
Joshua S.
Kailee S. - plus 45 point trophy
Katherine C.
Katie Lynn E.
Lauren C.
Maheera D.
Matthew L.
Nanditha S. - plus 45 point trophy
Nicolas L. - plus a ribbon
Phu P. - plus 30 point trophy
Rachel P.
Rajveer R.
Shikhar R.
Sydney H. - plus 60 point trophy
Vishalya S.
Vishwa S. - plus a ribbon

Superior

Kody S.
Matea D.

June 19, 2021

2021 TMTA All-Star Festival

Every year the Texas Music Teachers Association hosts an All-Star Festival at its state convention. This Festival features elite piano students whose teachers are members of the Texas Music Teachers Association. Students qualify only if they have received a rating of  I+ or I in a past festival. This year the All-Star Festival was digital.

The Allen Long Piano Studio had 20 entries. 
Eighteen students received the highest score, "Superior Plus"
Two students received the next highest score, "Superior"

The participants will receive gold medals and are to be congratulated for a job well done!

Superior Plus

Abhinav S.
Aidan N.
Anya D.
Chloe E.
Fletcher K.
Ivy K.
Kailee S.
Katherine C.
Katie Lynn E.
Kody S.
Lauren C.
Matea D.
Matthew L.
Nanditha S.
Phu P.
Rajveer R.
Vishalya S.
Vishwa S.


Superior

Shikhar R.
Sydney H.


February 4, 2021

RMTA Winter Festival 2021

Each January the Richardson Music Teachers Association hosts a Winter Festival. Students perform a piece of music and are evaluated by a judge and given a rating. These ratings are worth points that accrue for trophies. Each student listed below is deserving of recognition for their achievement. Congratulations!


I+ Superior with Honor
Aidan N.
Anya D.
Avik D.
Fletcher K.
Ivy K.
Katherine C.
Lauren C.
Maheera D.
Matea D.
Matthew L.
Nicolas L.
Phu P.
Rachel P-Z.
Rajveer R.
Sydney H.
Vishalya S.
Vishwa S.

I Superior
Kailee S.
Katie Lynn E.
Kody S.
Shikhar R.

August 8, 2020

RMTA 2020 Spring Festival

Congratulations to these students who submitted video recordings of their performances during the third week of July for the 2020 Spring Festival.


This year the RMTA Spring Festival was cancelled because of Covid-19 and rescheduled for the month of July. Repertoire for the Spring Festival is by teacher's choice. Students memorize one piece of music to perform. They receive a rating, certificate, and evaluation. The ratings have a point value, and for every 15 points earned, the RMTA recognizes the student with a trophy.

I+ = Superior with Honor
I = Superior


Trophy Winners
Lauren C - 90 point trophy
Katherine C - 75 point trophy
Alex B - 60 point trophy
Binson P - 45 point trophy
Lily V- 45 point trophy
Sydney H - 45 point trophy
Kailee S - 30 point trophy
Kody S - 30 point trophy
Vishalya S - 30 point trophy
Katie Lynn E - 15 point trophy
Phu P - 15 point trophy

Ribbon Winners
Anya D
Matea D

Superior with Honor
Aidan N
Alex B
Anya D
Binson P
Daniel R
Kailee S
Katie N
Katie Lynn E
Kody S
Lauren C
Lily V
Maheera D
Matea D
Nanditha S
Pablo R
Phu P
Ryan D
Sydney H
Vishalya S

Superior
Fletcher K
Katherine C
Matthew L
Rachel P-Z

June 7, 2020

2019-2020 Awards and Achievements

We were unable to host our annual spring recital this year due to the pandemic and social distancing regulations put in place. It is during our recitals that recognition is given to the students who have worked hard and achieved many goals throughout the school year. They have been able to pick up their medals, trophies and certificates at the studio, but we would like to list them here along with their achievements. 

Students are listed in alpha order by first name. 
We are so proud of all of you. Congratulations!

Abhinav S.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Level 2
Yamaha Clavinova Fun Fest - Performer
Aidan N.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Bronze Medal: Level 5
Keyboard Ensemble Youth Symphony - Performer
Junior Pianists Guild William Gillock Honor Recital
·   Superior
Junior Pianists Guild William Gillock Audition
·   Gold Pin – Superior with Honor
Yamaha Clavinova Fun Fest – Performer; 3-year trophy
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
·   Fall Festival - Superior with Honor; Honors Recital
·   Sonatina/Sonata Festival – Superior with Honor
Royal Conservatory Music Certificate Program Student
·   Practical Assessment Level 2: 1st Class Honors with Distinction
Alex B.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Bronze Medal: Level 11
·   SA Composition Contest: Finals: Honorable Mention: Solo 10-12
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
·   Fall Festival - Superior with Honor
·   Winter Festival – Superior with Honor
Amber M.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Gold Medal: Level 12
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Division IV Certificate
·   SA Ensemble Participant: 12-year bar and $100
·   SA State Participation Award
·   Elizabeth Morris Ensemble Award: plaque and $300
·   Loving-Manfield Gold Medal Theory Aware: plaque/$300
Anya D.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
Royal Conservatory Music Certificate Program Student
Arianna C.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
Binson P.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Gold Medal: Level 6
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Division II Certificate
Keyboard Ensemble Youth Symphony - Performer
Yamaha Clavinova Fun Fest – Performer; 3-year trophy
Junior Pianists Guild William Gillock Honor Recital
·   Superior with Honor: Honors Recital Performer
Junior Pianists Guild William Gillock Audition
·   Gold Pin – Superior with Honor
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
·   Fall Festival - Superior with Honor; Honor Recital Participant
·   Winter Festival – Superior with Honor
·   Sonatina/Sonata Festival - Superior with Honor
Royal Conservatory Music Certificate Program Student
·   Practical Assessment Level 2: 1st Class Honors with Distinction
Chloe E.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Gold Medal: Level 2
Daniel R.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Level 7
Yamaha Clavinova Fun Fest - Performer
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
·   Fall Festival – Superior; 30-point trophy
·   Sonatina/Sonata Festival – Superior
Allen Long Piano Studio
·   Mastery Level 1 Major 5 Finger Scales - Trophy
·   Mastery Level 2 Major 5 Finger Scales - Trophy
David L.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Gold Medal: Level 1
Faith T.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Gold Medal: Level 11
Yamaha Clavinova Fun Fest - Performer
Junior Pianists Guild William Gillock Audition
·   Gold Pin - Superior with Honor
Royal Conservatory Music Certificate Program Student
·   Theory Test Level 6: 1st Class Honors with Distinction
Fletcher K.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Gold Medal: Level 7
Keyboard Ensemble Youth Symphony - Performer
Yamaha Clavinova Fun Fest - Performer
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
·   Fall Festival - Superior with Honor
·   Sonatina/Sonata Festival – Superior
Allen Long Piano Studio
·   Mastery Level 1 Major 5 Finger Scales - Trophy
·   Mastery Level 1 Minor 5 Finger Scales - Trophy
Gabriel C.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
Allen Long Piano Studio
·   Mastery Level 1 Major 5 Finger Scales - Trophy
Ivy K.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Gold Medal: Level 2
Keyboard Ensemble Youth Symphony – Performer
Kailee S.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
·   Fall Festival - Superior with Honor
·   Sonatina/Sonata Festival – Superior with Honor
Allen Long Piano Studio
·   Mastery Level 2 Major 5 Finger Scales - Trophy
Katherine C.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Gold Medal: Level 5
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
·   Fall Festival - Superior with Honor
·   Sonatina/Sonata Festival – Superior with Honor
Royal Conservatory Music Certificate Program Student
Allen Long Piano Studio
·   Mastery Level 2 Major 5 Finger Scales – Trophy
Katie Lynn E.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Gold Medal: Level 5
Keyboard Ensemble Youth Symphony - Performer
Yamaha Clavinova Fun Fest - Performer
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
·   Winter Festival - Superior with Honor
Allen Long Piano Studio
·   Mastery Level 1 Major 5 Finger Scales – Trophy
Katie N.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Silver Medal: Level 10
Keyboard Ensemble Youth Symphony - Performer
Yamaha Clavinova Fun Fest - Performer
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
·   Fall Festival - Superior with Honor
Allen Long Piano Studio
·   Mastery Level 2 Major 5 Finger Scales - Trophy
Kody S.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
·   Fall Festival – Superior
·   Sonatina/Sonata – Superior
Lauren C.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Gold Medal: Level 8
Junior Pianists Guild William Gillock Audition
·   Gold Pin - Superior with Honor
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
·   Fall Festival - Superior with Honor
·   Sonatina/Sonata Festival - Superior with Honor
Royal Conservatory Music Certificate Program Student
Allen Long Piano Studio
·   Mastery Level 1 Harmonic Minor Scales - Trophy
Lily V.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Bronze Medal: Level 8
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Division II Certificate
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
·   Fall Festival - Superior
·   Sonatina/Sonata Festival – Superior with Honor
Allen Long Piano Studio
·   Mastery Level 1 Major 5 Finger Scales – Trophy
·   Mastery Level 1 Minor 5 Finger Scales - Trophy
Maheera D.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Silver Medal: Level 6
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Division II Certificate
Keyboard Ensemble Youth Symphony - Performer
Yamaha Clavinova Fun Fest - Performer
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
·   Fall Festival – Superior, 15-point Trophy
·   Winter Festival – Superior with Honor
Matea D.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
Royal Conservatory Music Certificate Program Student

Mateusz R.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
Yamaha Clavinova Fun Fest - Performer
Matthew L.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Gold Medal: Level 3
Keyboard Ensemble Youth Symphony - Performer
Yamaha Clavinova Fun Fest - Performer
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
·   Fall Festival - Superior with Honor
Miley N.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Level 2
Nanditha S.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Gold Medal: Level 6
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Division II Certificate
Yamaha Clavinova Fun Fest - Performer
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
·   Sonatina/Sonata Festival – Superior
Allen Long Piano Studio
·   Mastery Level 2 Major 5 Finger Scales – Trophy
·   Mastery Level 1 Minor 5 Finger Scales - Trophy
Nic L.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Gold Medal: Level 10
·   SA World of Music: Level 10
·   SA Publication Contest: Excellent
Pablo R.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Silver Medal: Level 8
Yamaha Clavinova Fun Fest - Performer
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
·   Fall Festival – Excellent, 45-point Trophy
·   Sonatina/Sonata Festival – Superior
Phashanti T.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Bronze Medal: Level 3
Keyboard Ensemble Youth Symphony - Performer
Phu P.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
Keyboard Ensemble Youth Symphony - Performer
Yamaha Clavinova Fun Fest - Performer
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
·   Fall Festival – Superior with Honor
·   Winter Festival – Superior with Honor
Allen Long Piano Studio
·   Mastery Level 1 Major 5 Finger Scales - Trophy
·   Mastery Level 2 Major 5 Finger Scales – Trophy
·   Mastery Level 1 Minor 5 Finger Scales - Trophy
Rachel P-Z.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
Keyboard Ensemble Youth Symphony – Performer
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
·   Sonatina/Sonata Festival – Superior with Honor
Royal Conservatory Music Certificate Program Student
Ryan D.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Silver Medal: Level 11
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
·   Fall Festival - Superior with Honor
·   Winter Festival – Superior with Honor, 75-point Trophy
·   Sonatina/Sonata Festival – Superior with Honor
Sydney H.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Bronze Medal: Level 8
Junior Pianists Guild William Gillock Honor Recital
·   Superior with Honor: Honors Recital Performer
Junior Pianists Guild William Gillock Audition
·   Gold Pin – Superior with Honor
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
·   Fall Festival – Superior
·   Winter Festival – Superior with Honor
·   Sonatina/Sonata Festival – Superior with Honor
Vishalya S.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Silver Medal: Level 7
Keyboard Ensemble Youth Symphony - Performer
Yamaha Clavinova Fun Fest - Performer
Richardson Music Teachers Association Festivals
·   Fall Festival – Superior
Allen Long Piano Studio
·   Mastery Level 2 Major 5 Finger Scales – Trophy
·   Mastery Level 1 Minor 5 Finger Scales - Trophy
Vishwa S.
Texas Music Teachers Association Student Affiliate
·   SA Membership
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Superior with Honor: Level 1
·   SA Whitlock Theory Test: Gold Medal: Level 2
Keyboard Ensemble Youth Symphony – Performer