Member Benefits

As a member of our professional community you will have access to many opportunities both for yourself and your students.  By joining together independent music teachers, TMTA strives to bring you educational opportunities to continue to grow as an educator and musical professional.  We also are able to help you engage in the community by providing additional performance events and programs for your students.  Check out below some of the benefits of membership.

Member Benefits Include

Educational Opportunities

TMTA sponsors workshops and master classes presented by respected clinicians. Informative programs are presented at each General Meeting five times per year. State and National Conferences are held annually with presentations from internationally recognized artists and clinicians. Master class opportunities in conjunction with Arizona Friends of Chamber Music are available.  MTNA Webinars provide easily accessible additional learning opportunities.

Student Performance Opportunities

TMTA sponsors many student events and recital opportunities including Ensemble Concert, Festival in the Mall, Command Performance, Senior Recital, KUDOS, and Barnes & Noble fundraiser.  Competitions include Merit Scholarship and annual performance and composition competitions proceeding through state, divisional and national levels.

Professional Support

Grants:  TMTA teachers can apply for various grants at the State and National level.

Mentoring:  New members can be paired with a mentor who will assist them in becoming familiar with the many events and opportunities available to TMTA members and their students. 

Communications:  Through use of the TMTA website, Yahoo Listserv Group, email and newsletters, members are informed of interesting or relevant events and information that can help them in their teaching and studio development.

Exclusive Publications

Included in your membership is a subscription to “American Music Teacher” and the MTNA e-Journal.

Professional Development

The MTNA Professional Certification Program raises the level of professionalism within the fields of applied music teaching. TMTA facilitates the process of becoming certified with financial assistance and mentoring by those who have already completed the process.

Discounts and Resources


Members receive discounts on ASMTA and MTNA conferences and competitions, as well as office supplies, travel and much more.  MTNA offers insurance and legal consultation, merchant services and new technology resources.

Teachers, ready to join?

Joining is easy and you can start experiencing the benefits today.  For more information about membership benefits and to join, start here.