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Question:  Why am I not receiving emails from OMTA?

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Answer:  There are several reasons this may be so. Your email provide may be inadvertently directing emails from OMTA into Spam/Junk/Clutter folders for you. To counteract this, be sure to add to your email contacts. Additionally, if you find an OMTA email in your Spam/Junk/Clutter folder, try selecting it and telling your email provider it is “Not Spam” or move it into your primary inbox. This can help train your email provider that you value these emails. It also may be possible, if you simply do not appear to be receiving member-wide emails from OMTA,  that your email provider or you inadvertently unsubscribed from the OMTA mailing list. If that is the case, please email and ask them to confirm this. If confirmed, the office can have the system send you, via email, a resubscribe link that you may click to get placed back on the list. (Due to spam policies, once a subscriber has unsubscribed, we are not allowed to resubscribe them without their approval through this link.)

Question:  How do I create my own password on the OMTA website?

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Answer:  Follow these steps:
  1. Click “Member Login
  2. Click “Forgot Your Password?
  3. Fill in your regular email address (the one you have submitted to MTNA/OMTA)
  4. Click “Get New Password”
  5. Look for an email with the subject line of [OMTA – Oregon Music Teachers Association] Password Reset
  6. If you have trouble finding it, look in your Spam Folder
  7. Open the email and scroll down to  “To reset your password, visit the following address:”  (Click on blue words)
  8. A page pops up that says “New Password.”   Delete the password they suggest, and make up your own, following their guidelines.
  9. Click on “Save Password.”  not “Generate Password.”
  10. Click “Login”
  11. Enter your Email Address
  12. Click “Login” again.   
  13. That’s it! You’re all set.

Question:  I am a Gmail user and cannot find the password reset email the OMTA website was supposed to send me.

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Answer:  If you do not find it in your inbox it is because Gmail sometimes identifies it as spam. Follow these instructions for locating the email”

  1. On your computer, open Gmail.
  2. In the search box at the top of the screen, click the Down arrow Down arrow. (It might also look like this .)
  3. Click the All Mail drop down. Then select Mail & Spam & Trash.
  4. In the Subject line enter  “[OMTA – Oregon Music Teachers Association] Password Reset”
  5. At the bottom of the box, click Search.
  6. It should locate the newly sent email wherever it has been hiding it.
  7. Once you find the email, click the link within it. It will take you to a place where you can choose your new password that you would like to use. Be sure to store it wherever you keep your other passwords for easy access in the future.

Video Resources for Online Teaching

Additional resources to support your transition to online teaching:

Virtual Events

Virtual Event Protocols

Suggested guidelines for chairs, teachers, and students/parents participating in virtual OMTA events.

OMTA Virtual Event Protocols

How to Run a Zoom Recital

Your How-to Guide for Zoom Recitals

How to Make a PDF

Instructions for Turning Sheet Music into a PDF

How to Upload a Video to YouTube

Quick Answers to Common Hurdles

Photo/Video Release Form

Photo/Video Release Form

Office Depot Discount Signup

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