Noreen Wenjen, NCTM, is the Immediate Past-President of the California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT). In 2019, she served as MTNA China Certification Chair, MTNA SPAC Chair, AMT Committee member and MTNA SW Division Director-Elect nominee.
Noreen earned a BM and Artist Diploma, received top prizes from international piano competitions and studied with Joanna Hodges, Stewart Gordon, Nancy Rohr, Peter Yazbeck, and Jim McCormick. She has received national certification from the Music Teachers National Association and certification from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Her students have received awards from regional and state competitions.
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 for CAPMT, MTAC, SYMF, and SCJBF, among other events.
She is the author of Two-Year Waitlist: An Entrepreneurial Guide for Music Teachers. Her work with Fortune 500 companies helped her to become a leader in technology/entrepreneurship. Join her! MTNA 2020 Conference in Chicago
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.
Noreen is the Immediate Past-President of the California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT). She also serves on the MTNA AMT Editorial Committee for their national magazine American Music Teacher. She served as the state Membership Secretary for CAPMT and as Piano Auditions/Ensemble Auditions Chair for CAPMT District 3 for almost 20 years. Noreen has been a member of MTAC since 1998 and served 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 presented music technology sessions at the 2016 MTAC Convention in Los Angeles, and at the 2019 MTNA Conference in Spokane. She was the Keynote Pedagogy Clinician at the Illinois State Music Teacher’s Association (ISMTA) Conference in 2019.
She maintains piano studios and Seal Beach in Torrance, CA and enjoys playing tennis, cooking, and surfing with her family.
- Youth (7-17)
- Adults (18+)
- Young Children (under 7)
- At a school
- At own home
- At own studio
- Piano - Elementary
- Piano - Intermediate
- Theory - Elementary
- Theory - Intermediate
- 2001 - Bachelor of Music - University of California, Santa Barbara
- 1995 - Artist Diploma - American College of Musicians
- Chair, MTNA State Presidents Advisory Council - Chair, MTNA State Presidents Advisory Council - 2018
- Editorial Committee for MTNA's American Music Teacher Magazine - Editorial Committee for MTNA's American Music Teacher Magazine - 2018
- President of California Association of Professional Music Teachers - President of California Association of Professional Music Teachers - 2018
- California Association of Professional Music Teachers - Provincial / State
- Music Teachers National Association - National