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Who We Are


Greater Pasadena Chapter is a group of music teachers in Pasadena area of Los Angeles. We serve our community providing competitions, master classes, student recitals and workshops. The general meetings are held periodically for net-working and discussion. Currently our chapter has about 80 members.

The California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT) is a state organization of The Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). CAPMT is divided into 9 districts and Greater Pasadena Chapter is a part of District 9 of CAPMT. We would like to invite you to join our chapter and share our exciting events and opportunities with you and your students!

Outstanding Members of the Chapter

2022          Ginny Atherton (the longest member of the chapter)

2021          Vera Hoalim

2020          Bernadene Blaha and Kevin Fitz-Gerald 

2019          Melody Kuo and Agatha Hou

2018          Regina Ngo

2017          Stephen Pierce

2016          Sarkis Baltaian

Our Team
Dr. Junko Ueno Garrett, President
Vera Hoalim, Treasurer
Agatha Hou
Chair of Honors Competition
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Melody Kuo
Chair of Contemporary Competition
Dr. Yi-Ju Lai
Chair of Sonata/Sonatina Competition
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New Chair for Piano Festival will start in 2025-26 year. 
Need more details? Contact us.

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