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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 2018 National Conference

Music teachers, students and music industry representatives gathered for the MTNA National Conference March 17–21. Once again, there was an impressive lineup ready to entertain and inspire featuring Jeremy Denk, Time for Three and Dr. Eckart Altenmüller. Other highlights included an exhibit hall, master classes, student competitions and the new MTNA–Stecher and Horowitz Two Piano Competition.

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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

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

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

2019 Collegiate Chapters Piano Pedagogy Symposium
January 4–5, 2019
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia

2019 MTNA National Conference
March 16–20, 2019
Spokane Convention Center
Spokane, Washington