The Saint Louis Area Music Teachers Association was established January 24, 1974 with a charter membership of fifty-three.
The present membership is composed of music teachers in the areas of piano, organ, voice, strings, woodwinds, theory and composition.
The objective of the organization is to provide a forum where teachers may assemble for the purpose of:
Sharing related principles and current trends in music education;
Establishing a professional code of ethics and standard of music teaching; and
Elevating the status of the music teacher in the respective communities.
The Saint Louis Area Music Teachers Association is affiliated with the Missouri Music Teachers Association and the Music Teachers National Association, the oldest music organization in the United States, founded in 1876.
Programs and workshops presenting local and nationally known musicians are made available to the membership.
Members are encouraged to enter students in various Studio Recitals, Auditions and Competitions sponsored by the association and affiliated organizations. Our MTA is an effective and unique organization for ALL teachers of ALL instruments and voice, and encompasses the entire metropolitan Saint Louis area.