Kenosha Racine Music Teachers Association

Professional individualized music lessons for all ages.

Member of the Year 2020-Judy Ballard

 Judy Ballard Bio


Judy has been an active member of the KRMTA and its predecessor, KMTA since the 1980’s. She has held the positions of president, co-president, vice president, webmaster and treasurer over the years.  Her recent work as president/co-president has been instrumental in merging KMTA with the Racine Music Teachers Association, resulting in the new name of the group (KRMTA).


Judy earned her degree in Music Education from UW Madison, graduating in 1976. She has taught an active private studio ever since until her recent retirement. Over the years she learned to enjoy working in bands playing popular music, resulting in a teaching style that focused on improvisation and chord training.  Judy has had a strong commitment to her students and the music community which have helped preserve and support the KRMTA organization for decades.









Former Members of the Year

2019 Anna Kojovic-Frodl

2018 Sue Childers

2017 Fumi Nakayama

2016 Flora Lim

2015 Pat Callahan Schmidt

2014 Joan Davies

2013-Pat Callahan-Schmidt

2012-Dorie Peterson

2011 Judy Ballard

2010 Dawn Meyer

2009-Debbie Miller

2008-Mary Witt

2007-Marilyn Justus

2006-Monica Scholz

2005-Joan Davies