Find a teacher through the MTNA Online Teacher Directory
Finding the right teacher for you or your child is one of the most important factors in insuring a positive experience. It is wise to interview more than one teacher to assess their teaching philosophies, expectations and experience. Matching your personality with that of your teacher is a key ingredient for a successful music experience.
How Do I Find the Right Teacher?
How Do I Interview Prospective Teachers?
Teachers are willing and eager to explain their techniques and objectives. Here are some sample questions you may wish to ask during an interview:
What is the Parent’s Role?
Parental support in the learning process is vital. Whether or not you know anything about music, take time to listen to your child play, provide exclusive practice time on a quality instrument, and celebrate his or her continued accomplishments.
How Important is MTNA Certification?
MTNA’s Professional Certification Program exists to improve the level of professionalism within the field of music teaching and helps the public readily identify competent music teachers in their communities. A Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) has demonstrated competence in professional preparation, teaching practices, ethical business management and lifelong learning. An MTNA certified teacher is your best source to facilitate musical learning in an environment that encourages student confidence, independence, teamwork and high achievement. To date, more than 3,500 teachers across the United States have earned the NCTM designation.
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MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) is an excellent resource for finding a teacher.