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     The North Shore Music Teachers Association, founded in September 1974, is an organization dedicated to the promotion of good music for students, teachers, and the listening public. The organization sponsors the Illinois State Music Teachers Association Achievement in Music examinations, piano competitions, master classes, workshops, and lecture-performance programs for its members. Our members are music teachers and instructors who are dedicated to bringing the joy of music to the minds and fingertips of our students. Many of our instructors have advanced music degrees and nationally recognized teacher certifications. All have a strong sense of professionalism for their craft.

     NSMTA holds monthly meetings and special events for its members, as resources to aid in their continued development as teaching professionals. NSMTA also sponsors major events for student participation and enrichment, such as the annual Sonata-Sonatina Festival held each February at the Music Institute of Chicago and an annual Piano Competition held each May at Northwestern University.

     NSMTA is affliated with the state organization Illinois State Music Teachers Association and the national organization Music Teachers National Association.

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The Northshore Music Teachers' Association is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, devoted to the advancement of quality music instruction and general music enjoyment.


       2015 / 2016

Mary Beth Molenaar
(847) 676-2060

First Vice-President
Program Chair
Bruce Berr
(847) 486-1368

Second Vice-President
Membership Chair
Dawn Johnson
(847) 835-9719

Recording Secretary
Nancy DeHaven
(847) 864-2911

Corresponding Secretary
Jennifer Merry
(847) 486-1368

George Radosavljevic
(847) 644-1052

Jennifer Cohen
(847) 438-7971

MTNA Music Teachers National Association

Illinois State Music Teachers Association