“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
                                         Winston Churchill

Mentor NEPTAIn 2006 I founded the Mentoring Program through the New England Piano Teachers Association.

When my mother, piano teacher Irene Reed, retired, I wanted to continue the teaching legacy that she gave to me and to my sister, Lydia Reed-Guertin. As I looked around at NEPTA meetings I realized what a wealth of experience NEPTA possesses.

My goal of sharing our knowledge with other teachers launched the idea for a Mentoring Program.  Through this program Mentee teachers may observe an experienced Mentor teaching his or her student, an invaluable opportunity to pass down the oral tradition of teaching.

To participate you must be a member of NEPTA.  If you are interested email Betty at mentoring@nepta.info.

“Observing lessons at Betty’s studio was a wonderful learning experience that helped me tremendously with my own teaching.  Betty also shared a lot of practice incentives, materials, methods and teaching tips.  She’s very supportive and makes all her students feel that they are not only individual musicians, but most importantly, part of a vibrant music community.” – C. L. G., Mentee

“Betty’s ability to organize and keep track of student progress via a beautifully scaffolded learning process (through 10 or more years with a single student!) is a tribute to her many decades of improvements in her own teaching methods.” – N.G., Mentee