Welcome to the Hanover-Walkerton Branch 
of the Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association

"To promote excellence in music education, to promote a life-long love of music in our students,
and to provide fellowship and professional growth among members."

Branch Executive:

President - Dawn Toombs

Secretary - Beth Cruickshank

Treasurer - Margot Hundt

Workshop Convenor - Gertrude Weber

Search for our Branch Facebook Initiative at "ORMTA Students Share"

Hanover-Walkerton Branch Events:

Workshop and Zone Competition 2019
Save the date:
The Hanover-Walkerton Branch is hosting the North-Central Zone competition. The date has been set for May 25, 2019 at Grace United Church in Hanover. Liz Craig will be our adjudicator and will lead the workshop portion: "Six Steps to Teach Any Popular Song on the Piano". 
Teachers, please refer to the Provincial Instrumental and Vocal Competition Rules which are found on the ORMTA web-site.

October 26

Meeting at Pianovations to play group 'ensembles' on their many pianos. A good opportunity to explore upcoming festival material. Meeting and lunch to follow at Cowbell.

September 7

We celebrated our students' achievements in their exams with the distribution of certificates and medals.

May 4, 2018

Yesterday our branch met at the home of Susanna Lyman in Goderich where she introduced us to her historic Fortepiano. After explaining about the building, tuning, repairs, and workings of the instrument, Susanna performed to demonstrate. Then we all gave it a try. We found it interesting that the keys were smaller than those of a piano, and the top notes were lighter. The damper pedal was operated by pressing your knee upwards. We met afterwards at Beach Street Station for lunch and a meeting and were happy that retired member Gail Lear was able to join us.

April 7, 2018 
Branch Competition, Port Elgin, Ontario. 
We were pleased to welcome Catherine Robertson as our adjudicator:

  • December 1, 2017
We had a great meeting ending with a fun workshop portion on studio policies, helpful tips, and a winter composition activity!

  • June 3, 2017
                   Celebration of Music for Canada's 150th
                   More details on our facebook page ORMTA Students Share
  • May 27, 2017, 10:00 am
    • North-Central Zone Student Competition and Teacher Workshop
    • Adjudicator, Martha Hill-Duncan
    • contact Owen Sound Branch for more details
  • March 25, 2017 
      Branch Competition, Hanover, Ontario:

Memories of Recent Events

Our October branch workshop with Debra Wanless showcased Canadian music selections for the Mid-Western Ontario Rotary Music Festival.  The hands-on approach made for a very enjoyable morning!

Hanover-Walkerton Branch Executive:

President - Dawn Toombs 

Secretary - Beth Cruickshank 

Treasurer - Margot Hundt

Workshop Convenor - Gertrude Weber

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