Thank you for your interest in the Richmond Music Teachers Association. To become a member of RMTA, VMTA, and MTNA, you may register online at www.mtna.org/membership-information. You may also call MTNA at (888) 512-5278.

The individual active membership year begins July 1st and ends June 30th. Dues for renewing members must be processed by MTNA on or before July 31st in order to be in good standing for the upcoming membership year. Members who fail to renew by this date will not be listed in the RMTA yearbook.

A complete listing of MTNA membership types (i.e. Senior, Retired, Patron) can be found at: www.mtna.org/membership-information.

For more information, please contact us at richmondmta@gmail.com.

 

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For more information, please contact us at richmondmta@gmail.com.

 

The MTNA certification process recognizes the professional music teacher's commitment to excellence and validates expertise on a national, standardized level. With the certification comes prestige, credibility and increased visibility to peers, clients, and employers, raising the student recruitment potential and increased earning power.

The Five Standards of the Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) include:

  • Professional Preparation
  • Professional Teaching Practice
  • Professional Business Management
  • Professionalism and Partnerships
  • Professional and Personal Renewal.

The MTNA Professional Certification program projects are based upon these standards.

All music teachers actively engaged in the profession of teaching music are eligible for MTNA Professional Certification.

For more information, please contact RMTA Certification Chair, Sharon Stewart.
You can email richmondmta@gmail.com.

IMPORTANT:

In addition to his or her own individual reports, any certified mentors must notify the Certification Chair of any new or open applications and/or renewals so they can be included on the official RMTA list and in the Chair's Certification Report.


MTNA Certification: http://www.mtnacertification.org

NCTM Members:


Barss, Fay**     Ryan, Gabriella Zorzi*
Bosch, Ann     Scott, Jennifer
Chen, Vivien     Shaffer-Gottschalk, David D.
Dorrill, Martha     Siegel, Judith S.
Gulliksen, Rita Busse     Slatton, Lee
James, Anne*     Starke, Ruta Smedina
Marrion, Melissa W.*     Spier, Elizabeth Rex
Pineda, Julieta P.*     Wells, Betsy Cole*
Redford, Lynn S.*      

*  Teachers available to mentor
** State Certified

 

The individual active membership year begins July 1st and ends June 30th. Dues for renewing members must be processed by MTNA on or before July 31st in order to be in good standing for the upcoming membership year. Members who fail to renew by this date will not be listed in the RMTA yearbook.

Active Membership Dues:   MTNA  $77.00
VMTA  $25.00
RMTA  $18.00

The Collegiate Membership year begins October 1st and ends September 30th.

Collegiate Membership Dues:   MTNA  $19.00
VMTA  $5.00
RMTA  $4.00

MTNA Policy: First year teachers just finishing college may join MTNA for half price if they were a collegiate member of MTNA.

VMTA Policy: First-year teachers just finishing college may join for half price with no restrictions. A complete listing of MTNA membership types (i.e. Senior, Retired, Patron) can be found at www.mtna.org and click JOIN + RENEW.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Scott, RMTA Membership Chair, at jspianostudio@yahoo.com

 

MusicLink began in 1992 as a program of the Virginia Music Teachers Association, seeking a way to offer private music instruction to students in need by linking them with teachers willing to provide low- or no-cost instruction for as long as students wish to learn. MusicLink initially worked with schools in the DC metropolitan area, asking school music teachers to nominate students who could benefit from private music instruction, using eligibility for the free or reduced school lunch program as a guideline to financial need. MusicLink would then "link" them to professional music teachers located in the community who agreed to teach on partial to full scholarship.

After six successful years spreading the program throughout Virginia, MusicLink expanded to the national level in 1998 through support from the Music Teachers National Association Foundation. In September, 2001, the program was restructured into the MusicLink Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, to provide more freedom to seek funding for the specific needs of the program and expand possibilities beyond a single professional music organization.

The grassroots nature of MusicLink encourages businesses in communities across the country to support the program by providing local funding and in-kind donation of instruments. Our business partners include major music companies with stores in multiple states, such as Schmitt Music and Jordan Kitts Music, as well as local music businesses offering lessons, music, instruments, and general support to MusicLink programs in their communities. A majority of the major music publishers provide free music for students and discounts to teachers in the program. These in-kind business donations amount to $50,000.00 annually.

For more information, please contact Lois Broadwater or visit www.musiclinkfoundation.org.

 

Independent Music Teachers Forum (IMTF) exists for the purpose of serving music teachers who maintain their own studios, and are responsible for establishing their own curriculum, policies, and tuition. IMTF's goals are:

  • To investigate the role of independent, professional music teachers in American society today.
  • To study the problems, advantages, and practices of this group.
  • To increase public awareness of the importance of selecting well-trained, skillful, dedicated teachers.
  • To encourage consistently high standards and professionalism among independent music teachers.

For more information, please contact Debbie Sacra, RMTA IMTF Chair,
via email at richmondmta@gmail.com.

 

The RMTA Teacher Referral Service is provided to help our members when they are in need of additional students, and also to help students in the area to find qualified music teachers.

By signing up for this service, a teacher places his or her name on a list of names that will be used when a new student phones the Service for a teacher. Teacher referrals will be made on a geographical basis only, and not on the teacherís years of experience, background, etc.

Please inform the Chairman as soon as an opening is available for the upcoming school year in order to update the list.

Teachers who have a full teaching schedule and are turning students away are requested to refer these students to our referral service. If a teacher moves away, students should call the service directly.

For more information, please contact Vivien Chen, RMTA Referral,
via email at richmondmta@gmail.com.

 


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