CMTA is open to all independent and collegiate music teachers who are professionally engaged in any field of music education, whether teaching at a private studio, school program or music business.
This website is home for the Columbia Music Teachers Association which is part of a three tiered organization: local, state and national. Our state organization is the South Carolina Music Teachers Association scmta.org The state conference is November 2019 Our national organization is the Music Teachers National Association mtna.org The national conference is to be held in Chicago, March 2020.
CMTA monthly presentations feature professional music educators, specialists and performing artist; following our presentation is a brief business and planning meeting for upcoming performance opportunities.
As a member of CMTA , you will find many music opportunities, student festivals and various auditions. These events are designed for all level of students in your teaching studio. Please use our Calendar of Events page to understand the specific guidelines to help your students prepare for each event.
For further readings, please visit the MTNA website
CMTA Members Publications-
Aletha Jones Jacobs
Rockin' Around the Keys. A beginning improvisation book for intermediate students, it is basically rock-oriented style tunes, written in all major keys with an optional improvisation section in the middle of each tune. The pieces are completely diatonic and a fun way to have students playing with various key signatures so it serves as a scale and chord book supplement.
Available at Rice Music House for $20 and on the web
Dr. Scott Price
Piano Pedagogy Forum is an on-line piano pedagogy journal created by Dr. Price, editor-in-chief. Piano Pedagogy Forum received the 2008 MTNA Frances Clark Keyboard Pedagogy Award. keyboardpedagogy.org/pianopedagogyforum
Dr. Cherisse Miller:
"Making Music with a Hearing Loss: Strategies and Stories: A collaborative effort by two audiologists who are experts on music and hearing loss, it includes stories by adult musicians with hearing loss. It covers the interplay between music, speech and hearing devices and discusses hearing conservation for musicians.