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, member discounts and student competitions. You will also receive a subscription to American Music Teacher, MTNA’s award-winning magazine. Click here to join.
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.
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.
NEWS & QUICK LINKS
Due to the recent catastrophic flood in southeastern Louisiana, LMTA is requesting funds for tuition assistance and repair or replacement of pianos for music teachers and students. If you would like to help, send a check, payable to LMTA, to our treasurer, Teresa Thomason, 609 W. Pointe Dr., Alexandria, LA 71303-2383. Be sure to write SOS (Save Our Students) on your check. This contribution will go directly to teachers and students, but it is NOT tax-deductible.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution, go online to MTNA Foundation. Be sure to designate your gift as Benevolence Fund, and it will go directly to teachers and students.
Click here to apply for Flood Assistance
SURVEY: IMPACT OF FLOODING ON LOUISIANA MUSIC TEACHERS
The CU-Boulder MTNA Collegiate Chapter is gathering statistics to help plan benefit and aid events for LA music teachers this school year. Please fill out this brief survey to help them out! Click here for the survey.
SAVE THE DATE!
--LMTA CONVENTION will be held October 13-14, 2016 at Centenary College in Shreveport.
MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY NO LONGER SUPPORTED
The Membership Directory and Find a Teacher features will no longer be supported. Please be sure to get your annual convention booklet for your membership directory. Local presidents will provide copies to members who do not attend convention.