Southern Division Slate


Diane Blanchard, NCTM, is an independent piano teacher, adjudicator and presenter. She is the immediate past president of North Carolina MTA; she has also served as treasurer and certification chair. In the Raleigh Piano Teachers Association, she has served as president, treasurer and secretary. Blanchard holds a BM degree (summa cum laude) in piano pedagogy from Meredith College. She was named as an MTNA Foundation Fellow in 2012. “The strength of MTNA lies in its members—a diverse group with a unifi ed purpose. MTNA provides higher visibility to the public, exceptional programs, awards, scholarships, friendships, sharing and laughter,” she says.



Gabriella Zorzi Ryan, NCTM, has been an MTNA member for 25 years. She has served as president of the Richmond Music Teachers Association and the Virginia Music Teachers Association. Ryan is a faculty member of St. Catherine’s School for Girls, an organist for the West Richmond Church of the Brethren and a private piano teacher in Richmond, Virginia. She holds degrees from DePaul University and the Chicago Conservatory. “I believe my teaching success comes from association with MTNA members and attendance at its conferences and seminars promoting the growth of independent teachers. I look forward to serving as your Southern Division director-elect,” she says.


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Division Slates

MTNA is holding elections for Division Directors-elect who will serve on the Board of Directors during the 2018–2020 Biennium.

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Eastern Division

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Southern Division

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West Central Division