What is the QMTA?

The Quebec Music Teachers' Association is a non-profit organization managed by a volunteer council and comprised of approximately 140 registered music teachers across Quebec. QMTA registered teachers automatically become members of the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Associations (CFMTA).

Does the majority of QMTA members teach in the Agglomeration of Montreal?

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.

What are the membership criteria?

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.

Is there a reduced rate for late membership?

Reduced rates are not offered.

Procedure for Membership Application

Please simply fill an online application form and send it along with copies of diplomas/transcripts, a short CV, and the prescribed annual dues to:

Mrs. Danielle Langevin, QMTA registrar, 336, St. Francis Blvd, Suite 2, Chateauguay, Quebec J6J 1Z3.

Payment methods include (1) Mail-in cheque to Quebec Music Teachers' Asssociation; (2) e-Transfer to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; (3) PayPal (no PayPal account required). Go to Membership will become valid upon QMTA council's approval.

When will I receive my membership card?

The QMTA will contact you by email upon reception of your documents, and will inform you of further details.

Are all your activities reserved to members?

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.

Current members

What does a "Find a teacher" profile consist of?

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. 


How do I proceed to have my listing in "Find a Teacher"?

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 email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

How can my profile be edited or deleted?

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

Is it possible to get a referral from the Association?

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.

Are all QMTA communications sent be email?

Membership cards, paper directory and certificate of insurance are sent by regular mail. MusiWeb is sent by email. Members having no access to the Internet may request paper copies, for a fee of $18 per year.

Who may be appointed to the QMTA Board of directors?

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.

Why do membership dues include liability insurance?

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.

Parents & Students

Which instruments are taught by your teachers?

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.

Which factors should be considered when looking for the right music teacher?

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.

Why choose a QMTA teacher?

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.

business owners

Does QMTA offer advertising opportunities?

Yes, of course. QMTA business partners can take advantage of exposure that targets the music community precisely. is very well positioned. Our audience is mainly composed of music teachers, parents, students.

What forms of advertising are available to businesses and organizations?
Does the QMTA deliver receipts for donations?

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.

Is it possible to get a business, a service or a product endorsed by the QMTA?

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. 

Is it possible to obtain a members directory for advertising purposes?

The members' directory is owned by the QMTA and may not be used for advertising purposes.

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