Music Literacy Program Registration and Preparation

KMTA uses Music Literacy Program evaluations developed by the Washington State Music Teachers Association (WSMTA) at our Music Carnival event (April 27, 2019). Here are instructions for completing the registration process for your students:

MUSIC CARNIVAL MUSIC LITERACY PROGRAM (MLP) REGISTRATION

Registration is now OPEN!  After determining your students’ appropriate levels, click here to register them.  Registration closes March 8, 2019.

There is a teacher fee of $40.00 which is waived for teachers that meet either of the following:

  • WSMTA/KMTA member teachers (become a KMTA/WSMTA/MTNA member –dues reduced by 50% at this time of year!)
  • Teachers who are not members but are willing to help the day of the Carnival

 

It is the responsibility of each teacher to prepare your students to be successful. The Handbook is a great resource, as are the online resources below.

 

PREPARING STUDENTS FOR MLP

  • Washington State Music Teachers website: www.wsmta.org look under student programs, click – Music literacy program to read or download registration forms, Music Literacy Program Handbook and other documents available. Especially helpful are the MLP check lists by level for scales and check lists for other required exam materials.
  • Wendy Stevens Website: www.composecreate.com then check under Resources dropdown menu for free rhythm worksheets that follow the MLP Levels, and other free teaching materials.
  • www.composecreate.com/web-rewards for free online games and worksheets levels 1 – 10 corresponding with the MLP Levels. Your students can do these on their own computers.
  • www.composecreate.com. At the Store you can purchase sample Theory tests, Sight Reading examples, levels 1 – 10 (price listed on the site) all corresponding to the MLP Levels. Also available are the answers to all the web-site games, worksheets and the check list for each level. Print as many copies from your one purchase.
  • www.gdaemusic.com provides study materials for string students corresponding to the MLP levels.
  • www.musictheory.net has free interactive drills in theory and ear training, not necessarily matched to MLP levels.
  • www.musiclearningcommunity.com with a monthly charge for up to 50 students, you find colorful teaching games especially for younger students.
  • Check Michelle Mielke’s column in the (past and current) Clarion for additional sites with teaching resources.
  • Check online “Music Learning Resources” in general for many other music teaching materials web sites.

Piano Technique Testing: Actual exam score sheets show the scales to be learned for each level and the scoring rubrics. You may download, print and use these sheets in your studio to help your students prepare for Musicianship Exams.   Levels 1-10 (PDF)

Strings Technique Testing: Scales and arpeggios for 10 graded levels. PDF format.  Violin | Viola | Cello | Bass

Also especially for Strings:  WSMTA Musicianship Examinations Curriculum Guide – modified for Strings   PDF Format. Includes a table for Sightreading standards for Levels 1-10.