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The Milwaukee Area Piano Teachers Association, MAPTA, was established for the primary purpose of uniting piano teachers who reside in Wisconsin in an association that will stimulate professional relationships and musical growth.  The following activities support this Mission:

  • Foster and promote the interchange of ideas among members

  • Promote the study, development and application of improved teaching methods and practices

  • Collect and disseminate information of interest and benefit to members

  • Encourage the professional and ethical standards of piano teaching

  • Sponsor yearly Honors Track and Trophy Track Auditions & other events for students of active members of MAPTA 

  • Sponsor the Young Artist Competition with cash awards for students

  • Sponsor Student Recitals

  • Host the Summer Music Festival for Piano, String, Harp and Voice students and teachers.




2023-2024 Board of Directors

     President:  Janet Blazek Acker

     First Vice President, Programs: Mary Radspinner

     Second Vice President, Membership:  

     Treasurer:  Christine Weege

     Recording Secretary:  Betsy Hegwood

     Auditions Honors & Trophy Track: Christine Weege

     Auditions Young Artist Competition: Catherine Anwar

     Historian:  Eileen Haeuser

     Members at Large: Rick Sales & Paulette Garin

     Summer Music Festival:  Janet Acker & Christine Weege

     Web manager:  Janet Blazek Acker

MAPTA is affiliated with the Wisconsin Federation of Music Clubs and National Federation of Music Clubs. 

MAPTA is an educational, non-profit organization.




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