The Purpose of the Louisiana Music Teachers Association is to further the art of music and to promote the growth and professional development of its members by providing programs that encourage and support teaching, performance, composition and research.
The Louisiana Music Teachers Association is a non profit organization of 400 teaching professionals in both independent studios and academic institutions who are interested in promoting high quality music teaching and performance in our state. We have been proudly affiliated with the Music Teachers National Association since 1952. If you are a music teacher in Louisiana and do not belong to LMTA, we encourage you to avail yourself of the many opportunities for you and your students.
As a member of LMTA, you will join MTNA, the nation’s oldest professional music organization. You will be entitled to all MTNA membership services, which include insurance programs, workshops, and student competitions. You will also receive a subscription to American Music Teacher, MTNA’s award-winning magazine. To join,contact http://www.mtna.org/
Our local districts are the strength of LMTA. We have nine groups throughout the state offering music festivals, competitions, and workshops in addition to networking opportunities.
The Independent Music Teachers Forum serves as a resource for teachers, providing information about business issues as well as pedagogical techniques. IMTF encourages teachers to share ideas and provides sessions at the annual state convention to discuss current topics of interest. Visit the IMTF page to read articles by teachers from around the state, and to find information about summer camps, scholarships, competitions and other special events around the state and region.
LMTA offers a certification program for music teachers and provides the opportunity for national certification through MTNA. Certified teachers are recognized as individuals with high professional standards and a commitment to excellence in their field.
Dr. Pamela Pike's article, “Sight-Reading Strategies for the
Beginning and Intermediate Piano Student: A Fresh Look
at a Familiar Topic,” which appeared in the February/March
2012 issue of American Music Teacher magazine, has been
selected as the 2013 American Music Teacher Article of
the Year. She was recognized at the MTNA National Conference
in Anaheim, California at the Awards Brunch.
Pam is Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy at Louisiana
State University and is President of BRMTA.
MTNA COMPETITION NATIONAL WINNER JOHN WANG
Junior Piano - 2nd place and winner of the Chopin Award
CONGRATULATIONS TO JOHN AND HIS TEACHER SHEARON HORTON!
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Click here to see photos of the 2012 MTNA Conference in New York.
Click here for the newest edition of the Piano Rally Syllabus, which includes twelve new Concert Artists.