Five area piano teachers were recently recognized by Northeast Pennsylvania Music Teachers for their National Professional Certification status. The following teachers are certified by Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Valerie Grabiec, Avoca; Andrea Bogusko, Wilkes-Barre; Michele Millington, Mountain Top; Ray Cramer, Dalton; Yvonne Alling and Judith Fedor. MTNA grants certification to validate an individual’s qualifications for a specific field of professional practice. It signifies commitment to continued excellence in professional practice, builds credibility, provides a goal for personal professional achievement and validates expertise for the individual and to those outside the field. For more information about NEPMTA visit www.nepmta.org. Some of the teachers, not in order, are Grabiec, Bogusko, Millington and Cramer.