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MTNA—Your Partner In Teaching

In 1876, Theodore Presser and 62 of his colleagues founded Music Teachers National Association with the purpose of advancing the value of music study and music making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of music teachers.

Today, MTNA has cemented its role as an organization essential not only to the professional and individual well-being of music-teaching professionals, but also a vital partner in their growth and development. It provides both a collective voice for teachers worldwide and a powerful alliance with a highly prestigious and influential group. Members reap the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

MTNA Disaster Relief Efforts

Many music teachers are cleaning up after Hurricane Harvey, as well as preparing for Hurricane Irma. Of course, the most immediate needs are the basic necessities of life. And there are many organizations like the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army that are providing food, water, shelter and clothing for the individuals in these areas. We encourage you to support their efforts.

However, many music teachers in the affected areas will need assistance beyond the basic necessities as they reestablish their studios. MTNA is engaged in these efforts through the MTNA Benevolence Fund, which exists to support music teachers with studio redevelopment in federally declared disaster areas.

Please consider making a tax deductible contribution to the MTNA Benevolence Fund today.

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Music Teachers National Association supports the careers of studio music teachers by offering continuing education, small business resources, peer to peer networking, student performance opportunities and much more. Join today to make MTNA your partner in teaching!

MTNA Membership Delivers:

  • Peer Connections—a network of outlets, forums and channels for like-minded individuals in the music profession to collaborate and communicate, both locally and nationally.
  • Ongoing Education—conferences, events and advice on teaching tips and pedagogy, technology and web trends, master classes and informational sessions.
  • Invaluable Resources—access to countless benefits, from Certification, publications and consultation services to competitions, teacher enrichment grants and insurance.

Upcoming Events

MTNA Collegiate Piano Pedagogy Symposium
January 12–13, 2018
University of Texas
Austin, Texas

MTNA National Conference
March 17–21, 2018
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Group Piano/Piano Pedagogy Forum
August 3–4, 2018
Oberlin College
Oberlin, Ohio

Summit for MTNA Leadership
September 7–9, 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio