Independent Music Teachers Forum

Chairperson: Marianne Lauffer

Music Teachers National Association supports the careers of studio music teachers by offering continuing education, small business resources, peer-to-peer networking, student performance opportunities and much more. Through their membership with MTNA, the independent music teacher becomes a part of a national forum of like-minded professionals who have chosen to make MTNA their partner in teaching!

MTNA Membership Delivers:

  • Peer Connections—a network of outlets, forums and channels for like-minded individuals in the music profession to collaborate and communicate, both locally and nationally.

  • Ongoing Education—conferences, events and advice on teaching tips and pedagogy, technology and web trends, master classes and informational sessions.

  • Invaluable Resources—access to countless benefits, from Certification, publications and consultation services to competitions, teacher enrichment grants and insurance.

For more information about the MTNA resources for the independent music teacher, visit the MTNA website at or contact Marianne Lauffer at