About North Shore Music Teachers Association

NSMTA is a non-profit organization founded in 1974.  We are affiliated with the Illinois State Music Teachers and the Music Teachers National Association.  Most of our members are piano teachers, but we welcome teachers of other instruments to take advantage of the many benefits of membership.

Opportunities for students of NSMTA teachers:

  • Achievement in Music (AIM) exams
  • Local, state, and national competitions
  • Scholarships for collegiate study and summer camp
  • Sonata-Sonatina Festival (SSF)

Opportunities for teachers:

  • Continue to learn from programs at our monthly meetings.
  • Receive student referrals from our web site
  • Network with colleagues at meetings and on Facebook
  • Attend state and national conferences
  • Receive a subscription to the nationally recognized AMT magazine
  • Explore professional certification
  • Listen to great music and/or perform at meetings and recitals
  • Apply for national grants
  • Take advantage of national Insurance programs

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