Benefits When Your Music Teacher Belongs to MTACA:
A teacher who is a member of MTACA is a professional educator who is earnest and sincere in assuming the responsibilities of the profession. Opportunities are provided to students for performance and competition:
* Piano Stampede
* Honor Recital
* Scholarships to a summer music camp or college
* ASMTA Festival
We are interested in your child’s music education. We will do our best to develop it to the fullest extent and will seek to make music a part of your child’s life – to enjoy now and in years to come.
If you are an adult who would like to approach music as a long-term recreational or cultural interest, we can teach you.
What can music study do for you or your child? Here are some thoughts from well-known individuals:
* “Since music has so much to do with the molding of character, it is necessary that we teach it to our children.” – Aristotle
* “Learning music helps physical, mental, emotional, and social growth.” – Dr. Frank R. Wilson, neurologist in CA
* “Studying music and the arts elevates children’s education, expands students’ horizons, and teaches them to appreciate the wonder of life.” U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley, July 1999
* “The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music.” Gerald R. Ford, former U.S. President
* “During the Gulf War, the few opportunities I had for relaxation, I always listened to music, and it brought me great peace of mind.” H. Norman Schwarzkopf, General, U.S. Army, retired
* “Studying music encourages self-discipline and diligence, traits that carry over into intellectual pursuits and that lead to effective study and work habits.” Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. – leading heart surgeon