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MTNA—Your Partner In Teaching

For well over a century, MTNA has been the backbone for a collaborative community of music-teaching professionals, connecting both the seasoned educator and those at the beginning of their career.

MTNA membership does more than simply complement your career as a music professional—it supports, supplements and shapes it. It empowers music teachers nationwide to become better educators through networking, leadership, mentoring and educational opportunities.

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.

2020 National Conference

MTNA is returning to the Windy City, Chicago, Illinois, for the 2020 MTNA National Conference,
March 21–25. Internationally acclaimed pianist Anton Nel and the first-prize winner of the National Chopin Piano Competition will highlight the evening recitals. Noa Kageyama, performance psychologist and Julliard faculty member, will provide the keynote address. Anton Nel, Dennis Alexander and Tim Topham will present master classes.

Pedagogy Saturday boasts four tracks: Teaching Artistry, Musician Wellness, Recreational Music Making and Young Professionals. And, all the annual favorites like the Exhibit Hall, showcases and the MTNA Competitions will be back! More plans are being finalized, so check the conference website often for additional details.

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Upcoming Events


2020 Collegiate Chapters Piano Pedagogy Symposium
January 10–11, 2020
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana


2020 MTNA National Conference
March 21–25, 2020
Chicago, Illinois

2020 National Group Piano/Piano Pedagogy Forum
July 24–25, 2020
Oberlin, Ohio