RMTA












"Skills for Life Through the Excellence of Music"


Who We Are
Why
 should
 a 
parent 
seek 
a 
teacher 
who 
is 
a member
 of
 the Richardson
 Music
 Teachers Association?

The Richardson Music Teachers Association, a
 non‐profit
 organization
, is committed to
 the 
highest 
standards of 
music
 teaching.
 
We participate
 actively
 in programs
 that
 enhance our 
teaching
 skills.
 
We provide 
musical 
activities that 
are 
designed 
to
 promote
 a
 balanced
 and richly 
rewarding 
program of
 study
 for
 students. We
 know
 there 
are 
many benefits
 resulting
 from the 
student‐teacher relationship,
 and
 we
 are committed 
to 
providing a
 rich
 arena 
of
 performing
 opportunities
 for music 
students.

 

RMTA 
was 
organized
 in 
1965.

 Since
 1978
, we 
have 
been affiliated 
with 
the 
Texas 
Music
 Teachers
 Association and the 
Music
 Teachers 
National 
Association. 

Our
 membership
 includes
 piano,
 vocal, 
instrumental,
 preschool,
 and
 organ
 teachers. 

Many 
of 
us 
also offer 
theory and 
music
 history
 to 
further 
enhance
 the 
study
 of 
an 
instrument.

What We Do
We 
offer 
music
 instruction 
by 
teachers
 who 
are either
 locally
 certified
 and/or
 nationally certified 
in 
their 
respective 
teaching
 fields.
  • We 
provide 
music 
festivals 
that 
promote 
positive performance
 opportunities 
for
 music 
students. 
  • We 
provide
 recognition 
and 
awards 
for 
students involved
 in 
music 
instruction. 
  • We 
maintain 
a 
referral 
list 
of 
qualified
 teachers. 
  • We 
are
 dedicated
 to 
ongoing 
professional
 growth and 
development 
of 
our 
teachers 
through
 workshops,
 monthly 
meetings 
and 
conventions. 
  • We 
network
 with 
other 
organizations 
involved 
in the 
arts. 
  • We 
care 
about
 your 
child’s
 success
 and 
enjoy­ment.

Student Benefits
FESTIVALS / EVENTS

  • Fall Festival (November)
  • Playathon (December)
  • Sacred Music/Choral Accompaniment Festival (January)
  • Sonatina/Sonata Festival (February)
  • Student Affiliate Performance Contest
  • Jazz Festival - Non-Competitive (April)
  • Jazz Festival - Competitive (April)
  • Theory Exams
  • World of Music Exam
  • Ensembles Perform at State Convention

Awards
Student awards are offered annually
The Lois Boyer Senior Piano Award
The Jean Pedigo McNew Scholarship Award
The William Gillock Memorial Award
The Janet Alexander Sacred Music Award
Summer Music Camp Scholarships

Why Private Music Study?
Music learning enriches and expands the mind. New scientific studies reveal that music learning is emerging as both a pathway and a stimulant to intellectual growth. It leads to greater success in academic learning.

Music study is fun! It is enjoyed by toddlers, children of all ages, and adults.

Music study is instrumental in character development:
  • Creativity
  • Integrity
  • Self-discipline
  • Self-motivation
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Delayed gratification for a greater reward
  • Maintaining focused concentration

What Parents Can Do
Make music a part of life and reap the rewards as your children grow and develop! Enrich your child's life with music lessons and nurture his or her musical interest.