The first reading of the results from the survey many of you completed shows overwhelming support for the group with the comments section breaking down into four main categories: jobs/standards, teaching material, events and business. I have edited the comments to fit within a category and these are listed below.
Jobs and standards
Employment classified section for live musician work, cover work and teaching opportunities. Publically accessible database of active teacher members. Professional accreditation scheme.
On line repository of reviewed resources (with links) for all drum styles and percussion instruments. Information about new publications.
More focus on music-making that doesn’t concentrate solely on exams, the boards these days do a great job themselves, NAPT could offer something else.
An event or festival where we could get together and contribute and take in equal measure. Workshops for technical and repertoire inspiration as an example.
Negotiate with insurers for favourable public liability rates. Keep informed of any health and safety or safeguarding developments that would affect members.
The closing time for the survey is midnight on Tuesday 25th February 2014.
If any readers that have not completed the survey but would like to add to the comments, the link is http://freeonlinesurveys.com/s.asp?sid=h53kcr0k62yj87z413174
Thank you again to everyone that took the time to complete the survey. The full results will be published in the next version of the newsletter and all your input will inform the National Association of Percussion Teachers during the current planning and development stages. Keep reading the blog for news of future progress.
© P.R.Birkby 2014