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Become a Member of PMTA

Thank you for your interest in Phoenix Music Teachers Association! PMTA membership offers many benefits, such as educational meetings, a teacher referral service, and many student opportunities. PMTA is affiliated with Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and Arizona State Music Teachers Association (ASMTA). Membership is for all 3 associations.
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Membership Dues Active Senior (age 65) Senior (age 70) Student
MTNA $77 $77 $57.75 $19.00
ASMTA $40 $20 $20.00 $3.50
PMTA $20 $15 $15.00 $5.00
TOTAL $137 $112 $92.75 $27.50

MTNA provides a number of services for members and nonmembers alike. From a Professional Support Line to a database of intermediate chamber music repertoire to mailing list rentals, MTNA offers pertinent, important information and programs, serving as a “clearinghouse” for busy professionals. ASMTA is the state division of MTNA and organizes the Arizona Study Program, in addition to sponsoring a state-wide yearly conference and student competition. PMTA is a district of ASMTA, offering its own unique programs. Each group provides excellent resources for the music teacher and student alike.

In order to become a member of PMTA, you must also join both MTNA and ASMTA. To join, visit MTNA’s website. PMTA’s ID is “AZCD”. For more information, call or email our local membership chairperson, Genny Rafferty, (602) 677-4189.


Our Mission

PMTA (Phoenix Music Teachers Association) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been operating in Arizona since 1928. We are affiliated with the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and the Arizona State Music Teachers Association (ASMTA).

Our purpose is to advance music education by conducting programs and events that build a vital musical culture and community. We promote the involvement of persons of all ages in learning music and strive to ensure that every student has access to a balanced, comprehensive and high quality program of music education.


Why Join PMTA?

“It’s great to have the friendship and encouragement of other teachers who really understand the situations we face each day.” ~Sharon Stevens


“Support of colleagues – most teachers work alone and are self-employed. We all need the support, encouragement and connection with other people in the same profession, which PMTA provides nicely.” ~Sue Shiner


“PMTA has helped inspire me to be a better teacher. It has helped to bring all kinds of ideas for teaching tools and helped to hone my skills. To be in contact with other excellent teachers is like iron sharpening iron.” ~Joyce Euren


“PMTA keeps me inspired and striving to always do better.” ~Ruthanne Clayton


“PMTA provides an opportunity for camaraderie, student events and continued scholarship.” ~Elizabeth Drewett


“PMTA has been the inspiration for teaching ideas in my studio and has given my students opportunities for musical growth, performance and interaction with other students.” ~Evonne Beattie


“The main reason for my belonging to PMTA is the education content of the meetings. They have helped me grow as a teacher.” ~Mary Phelan


“As a new member of PMTA I’m excited about the endless opportunities there are to learn. PMTA is organized and efficient offering excellent tools for me as a teacher and professionally adjudicated events for my students. Getting to know everyone has been a pleasure! I look forward to years to come.” ~Marci Harwood