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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 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 You can also download a certification packet from


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.)

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