Frequently Asked Questions
by QMTA actual members

Q. Can I log in the "members only" section of apmqmta.org?

A. As a new member, you will receive a link by email. As you click on that link, you will be prompted to choose a username and a password. A confirmation email will follow and then you will be able to log in. 

Q. I forgot my username and password. What should-I do?

A. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it The webmaster at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it can retrieve your username, but not your password. You may have to register again. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Q. I would like my name to appear in the "Find a Teacher" online directory. How do I proceed?

A. The "Find a teacher" online directory is a database, which allows parents and students to find a teacher by entering a locality, and a practical and/or theoretical subject. To be listed, active and provisional members must check the authorization box on their application or renewal form. If you are not listed, but would like to be, please contact the website manager at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Q. Can my listing be edited or deleted?

A. Changes or additions can be made by the website manager. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your wishes.

Q. Are all my personal info going to be published on the Internet?

A. Your listing includes your name, phone numbers, email, website, your region or borough, and information about your teaching. Your address and your date of birth are confidential.

Q. I would like my listing to appear in more than one municipality or borough. Is it possible?

A. Each listing may only be associated with one municipality or borough. However, when a user enters other keywords, no doubt your name will come up in the search.

Q. Is it possible to be referred by the Association?

A. When a prospect music student contacts the QMTA to have a referral, we direct him to the website. If the person doesn't have access to 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.

 Q. How can I communicate with the other members?

A. Members may communicate directly with other members listed in the members directory. Anyone wishing to transmit information to all the members should send it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Messages judged relevant and appropriate will be transferred to the members on our list.

Q. Are all QMTA communications sent be email?

A. Members directory, calendar of activities, membership cards, and certificates of insurance are sent by regular mail. MusiWeb is sent by email and can be downloaded from the "members only" section of the Website. Any member who does not have access to Internet may request a paper copy ($18 per year).

 Q. How can I contribute to MusiWeb (journal of the QMTA)?

A. We are always pleased to receive your articles and comments to be inserted under the following headings

* Sotto Voce: Members' news.
* Giocoso: Jokes, anecdotes, games, bloopers.
* Ad Lib: Questions & answers on a musical topic (theory, history, instruments, etc.)
* Strepitoso: Review of new publications.
* Recitativo: Interviews with our members.
* Tutti (Forum): Readers answer a pedagogical question.
* Albumblatt: Readers' Mail.
* Arabesque: Funny or interesting pictures.
* Classified Ads: Searching, For Sale, For Rent, etc.

In addition, we publish copyright-free music & pedagogy articles. Please contact the editor at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 Q. Who can join the Board of directors?

A. 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 QMTA General meeting. Board members are listed on the Contact page.

 Q. Why do membership dues include liability insurance?

A. 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.

See more information about our insurance policy.