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Denise Allen receives PTGF award.

Denise N. Allen, NCTM NCTM National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
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, of Sandy, Utah, is the recipient of the 2003 Piano Technicians Guild The Piano Technicians Guild (PTG), based in Kansas City, Kansas, is the official organization of the Registered Piano Technician (RPT). It is considered the preeminent source of expertise in piano technology and service.

The PTG is a trade association with open membership.
 Foundation (PTGF) Grant, worth $1,000. This grant provides Nationally Certified Teachers of Music (NCTM) with advanced study opportunities related to piano.

Allen teaches private and group piano lessons and Musikgarten in her home studio. She is a member of the Sandy, Utah MTA and has been nationally certified since 1994. She also has been certified with the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association since 1994 and is a member of the Utah Orff Society. Allen began teaching early childhood music in 1991.

This past year, Allen taught the Musikgarten curricula entitled "Music Makers at the Keyboard," which bridges the gap between early childhood music classes and private piano lessons. She plans to use the PTGF grant to complete Musikgarten training with a co-author of the curriculum, Mary Louise Wilson. She will apply that training to teaching children early piano skills this fall.

Denise earned an AA. degree in music from Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho, with an emphasis in piano pedagogy. While at Ricks, she taught group piano. She received a BA. degree in music from Utah State University Utah State University, mainly at Logan; coeducational; land-grant and state supported; chartered 1888, opened 1890. It publishes Utah Science, Western Historical Quarterly, and Western American Literary Journal. , during which time she taught private piano at the Youth Conservatory. Following graduation, she worked at the Idyllwild School of Music and the Arts in Idyllwild, California, for a year, before receiving a scholarship and assistantship as·sis·tant·ship  
An academic position that carries a stipend and usually involves part-time teaching or research, given to a qualified graduate student.
 to George Washington University George Washington University, at Washington, D.C.; coeducational; chartered 1821 as Columbian College (one of the first nonsectarian colleges), opened 1822, became a university in 1873, renamed 1904.  in Washington, D.C., where she completed a master's degree in musicology musicology, systematized study of music and musical style, particularly in the realm of historical research. The scholarly study of music of different historical periods was not practiced until the 18th cent., and few published efforts were rigorously researched. .

The PTGF Grant, awarded annually, is open to individuals who have earned and maintained MTNA Professional Certification for at least six years and are at least twenty-eight years of age.
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Title Annotation:Piano Technicians Guild Foundation
Publication:American Music Teacher
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jun 1, 2003
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