Teachers participating in the STAR Evaluations are required not only to serve as judges on evaluation day (currently the first Sunday in May), but also to serve on at least one STAR team during the school year.

(TL) Team Leader

AIM Syllabus

Purpose:  To document the differences between the AIM syllabus and STAR program, and ensure these differences are communicated to STAR participants.

2020 Team Members:  Suzanne Givi

Awards, Certificates & T-Shirts

Purpose:  To provide T Shirts, awards, and certificates for students 

2020 Team Members:  Suzanne Givi (TL), Becki Lewis, PPTA President for signing

PYCO School of Music Liason

Purpose:  To procure the PYCO School of Music venue for Evaluations exams. Also, assign each judge a room for the day and makes the signs for the exam room doors.

2020 Team Members:  Anel Montgomery (TL)

Event Day Volunteers

Purpose:  Recruits volunteers as needed, prior to the event

2020 Team Members:  Kim Jamison (TL), Arnel Montgomery

Judging Guidelines & Support

Purpose:  To prepare and implement guidelines for STAR Evaluation judges and train and recruit judges for the day of the event (participating teachers are all judges).

2020 Team Members:  Ellen Johnson (TL), Marsha Goulding

Registration - Teachers & Students

Purpose:  To ensure that teachers sign-up their students for the STAR Evaluations program on the Registration Form/Spreadsheet that is currently accessible through a google drive account at and to adhere to deadline dates.

2020 Team Members:  Marsha Goulding

Scoring & Tabulation

Purpose:  To develop a system for scoring and tabulating exams.  This system will be used by volunteers in the tabulation room during event day.

2020 Team Members:  Ellen Johnson (TL), Marsha Goulding, Kim Jamison

STAR Recital

Purpose:  To organize and lead the Star Recital.

2020 Team Members:  Suzanne Givi

Exams & Scoresheets

Purpose:  To implement alterations to exams and score sheets.  Also, determine number of score sheets needed and bring copies to give to judges on final judges meeting.

2020 Team Members:  Marsha Goulding

Training & Recruitment

Purpose:  To educate new STAR teachers on the STAR program.  Communicate the benefits of STAR to new and current PPTA members

2020 Team Members:   Marsha Goulding (TL), Suzanne Givi

Website Updates

Purpose:  To ensure the STAR portion of the PPTA website is current.

2020 Members:  Marsha Goulding (TL), Jeanette Volmer

The 2020 May 3rd STAR Evaluations event

at PYCO has been cancelled.


Please check with your piano teacher regarding

how and when you will receive your STAR exam this year. 

Board Meetings

PPTA Board meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month @9:30am and are open to all members to attend; check back for location of board meetings as they will be in several different locations.

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