The Peninsula Music Teachers Association (PMTA) is an organization of teachers throughout the Virginia Peninsula who are united in promoting music and musicianship through mutual cooperation. The main objectives of PMTA are the advancement of musical knowledge and education through discussion, examination of new trends in teaching and publication, and promotion of the general welfare of music teachers. We meet the second Wednesday morning of the month, September through May, to enjoy programs, master classes, discussions, and share professional camaraderie.
An affiliate of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and Virginia Music Teachers Association (VMTA), PMTA was organized in 1969. MTNA, organized in 1874, is the oldest professional music teachers’ organization in the United States. It represents music teachers in independent studios, conservatories, private schools and institutions of higher learning. The primary goal of MTNA is to raise the level of musical performance, understanding and teaching in America. VMTA was organized in 1964. Students of PMTA members have opportunities for performing, competing, and improving their musical skills, as well as receiving scholarship money for college or Summer Music Camps.
Membership in PMTA is open to all music teachers. Such membership provides the privileges of participation in the activities of the Association. Membership in VMTA and MTNA is obtained through payment of annual dues. To join, go to www.mtna.org and look at membership information.