I make every effort to teach with heart, passion, and a sense of humor.


Photo Credit:  Kevin Gilligan

Photo Credit:  Kevin Gilligan

Noreen Wenjen, NCTM (Nationally Certified Teacher of Music)

Noreen Wenjen received a BM from UC Santa Barbara in Piano Performance, an Artist Diploma from the American College of Musicians, and the 15-year MTNA National Teaching Certification in 2012. Noreen has received top prizes from international piano competitions and is listed in Who's Who Among American Women. Her teachers include Joanna Hodges, Nancy Rohr, Peter Yazbeck, Dr. Stewart Gordon, and Jim McCormick. 

Noreen is the President-Elect of the California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT).  She also serves as Membership Secretary Interim for CAPMT and has been the Piano Auditions/Ensemble Auditions Chair for CAPMT District 3 for almost 20 years.  Noreen has-been a member of MTAC since 1998 serving as 1st Vice President for the Long Beach Branch for ten years and Community Outreach Chair for the South Bay Branch for four years. 

Noreen's experience in marketing with Nissin Foods and MacTemps (now Aquent) has helped her bring her business savvy to her piano studio and www.wenjenpiano.com website. She Recently presented The Business-Minded Piano Teacher: Protection, Prevention, and Development Tips for Your Music Studio and presented Two-year Wait List: How to Build and Maintain a Recession-proof Music Studio at the 2015 MTNA Conference in Las Vegas.  She will present three music technology sessions at the 2016 MTAC Convention in Los Angeles (see below).

She is privileged to-have taught extraordinary students who are blind, deaf, gifted, gifted Profoundly, dyslexic, and-have ADHD. Her students-have received awards in piano competitions and she serves as an adjudicator the MTAC, SYMF, and SCJBF, among other events.

She maintains piano studios and Seal Beach in Torrance, CA and enjoys playing tennis, cooking, and surfing with her family.


Presentations

Ms. Wenjen has given presentations for the MTNA National Conference, MTAC Irvine Branch, MTAC Long Beach  Branch, MTAC South Bay Branch, and will be a presenter at the upcoming 2016 MTAC State Conference.

• Two-year Wait List: How to Build and Maintain a Recession-proof Music Studio (MTNA National Conference 2015 in Las Vegas, NV and MTAC, Irvine Branch)

• The Business-Minded Piano Teacher: Protection, Prevention, and Development Tips for Your Music Studio (MTAC South Bay Branch)

•  How To Create a Website for Your Studio (MTAC South Bay Branch)

• The Business of Music (MTAC Long Beach Branch)

Upcoming Presentations

MTAC State Conference July 2016, Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel

Zoom, Text, Tweet!  Interacting with Today's Music Students through Videos, Websites and Technology - How to use apps, videos, websites, and technology to communicate with today’s students, reinforce your lessons, and enhance your teaching business (Saturday, July 2, 2016 2:00-3:00 PM Carmel Room)

Small Group Coaching with Noreen Wenjen:  Is your studio in need of a technology faceli ? Talk one on one with an expert on how to incorporate the newest technology in your personal teaching studio. (Saturday, July 2, 2016 4:00pm-5:30pm Catalina C)

Round Table Discussion with Edward Francis, Jeremy Siskind, Deborah How, Noreen Wenjen (Monday, July 4, 2016 10:00-11:00 AM)

Click here for the conference schedule 


photo Credit: Kevin Gilligan

photo Credit: Kevin Gilligan

Adjudication

Ms. Wenjen has served as an adjudicator for over twenty years.

• Southern California Jr. Bach  Festival

• MTAC Certificate of Merit

• Southwestern Youth Music Festival

• MTAC Events and Festivals