BECOME A MEMBER
Lubbock Music Teachers Association welcomes teachers of all instruments and voice. It is affiliated with Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and Texas Music Teachers Association (TMTA). To join LMTA, one must join MTNA and pay dues. Dues to the national, state and local organization are collected by MTNA and paid by MTNA to TMTA and LMTA, respectively. You can join at www.mtna.org or mail the member application form available on the website with your payment to:
600 Vine St., Ste. 1710
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Once MTNA has received your application and dues, the LMTA Membership chair will be notified of your new membership. If you have further questions regarding membership, please contact our membership chairperson, Hye-Gyung Ji.
If you would like to attend an LMTA meeting as a guest, please contact the LMTA president, JoAnna Willis.
MTNA Professional Certification Program exists to improve the level of professionalism within the field of music teaching. Certification provides prestige, recognition and the potential for student recruitment and increased earning power. The program is based upon a set of five standards defining what a competent music teacher should know and be able to do. Upon fulfillment of these standards, applicants are granted the MTNA Professional Certification credential with the designation, Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM). All music teachers actively engaged in the profession are eligible for certification. The complete Piano Teacher Profile Projects Workbook explains all the required projects in detail and is available at www.mtna.org. You can also download a certification packet from www.tmta.org.
THE TEACHER PROFILE PROCESS HAS TWO STEPS
Step 1. Complete the Certification Application and submit with the $200 application fee to MTNA Certification, 600 Vine St., Ste. 1710, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Step 2: Complete the 5 Teacher Profile Projects.
Write your teaching philosophy
Analyze four teaching pieces
Present your teaching through a series of videos and written discussion
Share information about your teaching environment
Discuss your studio policies and business ethics
You have one year from the time you apply to complete the projects.
All current NCTM must renew annually for $15 and submit documentation of activity points. (Permanent NCTM: Renew annually for $15 but don’t submit points.)