The Quebec Music Teachers' Association is a non-profit organization managed by a volunteer council and comprised of approximately 150 registered music teachers across Quebec. QMTA registered teachers automatically become members of the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Associations (CFMTA).
Yes, 72% of our membership resides on the Island of Montreal. However, we are extremely interested in including members of other regions in the future.
Criteria depend on the status. An active member is a qualified teaching professional. A provisional member is a teacher who is working toward a diploma and a sufficient amount of pedagogical experience to fill the active membership requirements. Friend members are not music teachers but have a deep interest in music and a sincere desire to further the aims and ideals of the Association. Members must be 18 years and over and must reside in the province of Quebec.
For more information on membership status check out the "Become a member" section.
The application/renewal period runs from August 15 to September 15. After September 15, a late fee of $10 is charged. QMTA is closed between June 15 and August 15.
Reduced rates are not offered.
Please simply fill an application form found at the "Become a Member" section, and send it along with copies of diplomas/transcripts, a short CV, and your annual dues to :
Mrs. Melissa Faustin, QMTA registrar, 628 ch. Côte-Ste-Catherine, Outremont, H2V 2C5.
Membership application will become valid upon QMTA council's approval.
It takes about ten days. The QMTA will contact you by email upon reception of your documents, and will let you know the details.
Enrolling music students as participants in QMTA activities, including the Montreal Classical Music Festival, is strictly reserved to active and provisional members. However, the public is generally invited to attend. Admission fees may apply.
The "Find a teacher" online directory is a database which allows parents and students to find a teacher by entering search criteria or keywords.
A teacher's profile includes their name, phone numbers, email, website, region or borough, postal code, and information about their teaching (instruments, subjects, syllabi, etc.). A picture and a short biography may be incorporated. Their full address and date of birth remain confidential.
When prospect music students contact the QMTA to have referrals, we direct them to the website, under "Find a Teacher". If a person doesn't have access to the Internet, or if the request is too precise, we try to be as fair as possible and provide him with all the names that meet their criteria.
Membership cards, and certificates of insurance are sent by regular mail. Directories and MusiWeb are sent by email. Members having no access to the Internet may request paper copies, for a fee of $18 per year.
The QMTA is directed by a volunteer council. All active and provisional members can be part of the Executive Committee and friend members can become directors. The Committee is elected each year, during the annual general meeting.
As we are remunerated to teach our students, we are practicing a commercial activity that exposes us to different types of risks that can generate civil liability lawsuits. Even if we teach in a school, we need some protection when outdoor activities like concerts, exams, and festivals are taking place. We also need protection during various QMTA events, and against combined lawsuits involving the QMTA members as an association. If this insurance was to be taken individually by each teacher, the premiums would be unduly high, but the QMTA is in a position to provide it to each of its members under a group insurance policy. It is offered at a very reasonable rate because we share it with members of all the other provincial associations affiliated with the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Associations (CFMTA) across Canada. In order for this insurance to be in force, all the members must participate. This insurance is mandatory for all QMTA active & provisional members as it is mandatory for all the members of the other provincial associations.
Among our 150 members, you will find teachers of 34 different instruments and 19 theoretical subjects. They teach in 29 languages, to students of pre-school age all the way to seniors, from preparatory to university level.
You will make your choice based on experience, music diplomas, location, methods and programs offered. But also, you will try to find a personality that inspires you. Those factors are the most important, regardless of your goal, whether you take lessons with a view of personal development or long-term preparation for official examinations.
QMTA members are qualified and experimented professionals. They offer quality instruction in both the practical and theoretical aspects of music training. The Association offers support, ongoing training, and teacher development. The profession is governed by a code of ethics. Students have performance opportunities: recitals, competitions, masterclasses, and other exclusive QMTA activities and events.
Advanced students wishing to pursue a music teaching career may become provisional members and have access to a support network, training and mentoring, which will allow them to acquire experience while they complete their music diploma.
Yes, of course. QMTA business partners can take advantage of exposure that targets the music community precisely. Apmqmta.org is very well positioned. Our audience is mainly composed of music teachers, parents, students.
The QMTA is not a registered charity and therefore is not authorized to issue receipts for donations. Our customers receive invoices for the purchase of tax-deductible advertising services. The QMTA does not charge sales taxes.
Organizations and businesses wishing to make donations may address the Quebec Foundation for Musical Education.
QMTA views and opinions may differ from those of the advertisers, therefore products and services offered by our partners cannot be officially endorsed by the QMTA.
By following these simple guidelines, and making sure your application is 100% complete and accurate:
MCMF Secretary's office will send an acknowledgement of receipt to each individual applicant by email. Because we receive an impressive amount of mail, we ask that you allow three weeks before contacting us. Around April 15, teachers will be mailed the official schedule with a convocation slip for each of their students' performances.
Requests for changes must reach the MCMF Secretary's office before April 30. A $10 fee applies for any change of repertoire or age-group. The jury may be verbally notified of removals or changes in the order of the pieces, at the time of performance at no charge.
If your program goes beyond the timing limit, you should select a higher age group in which you will be allowed more time.
There are many advantages linked to a change of age-group, in this case:
Entry fees are non-refundable, and not transferable. Overpayments are not recoverable.
Only selected winners, typically trophy recipients, will perform at the gala concert, but all must attend to receive their prizes. Candidates who are chosen to play at the gala concert are notified by the jury on the day of their performance.
You may designate a person to pick up your prizes. After the gala, prizes will be deposited at the Co-op Vincent-d'Indy, 628, Côte-Ste-Catherine, Outremont (students' entrance), tel. 514 342-5106, until June 23, where they can be claimed. Prizes will not be sent by mail. After this date, unclaimed amounts will revert to the MCMF bursary fund. Cheques will not be redrawn.
Admission to all performance sessions is free. MCMF Gala admission is free for participants upon presentation of their convocation slips, children under 12, members of the jury and volunteers, and $10 for all others.
We encourage a respectful and conservative recital dress code. Gala performers are expected to wear appropriate attire for the event.