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67 Years of Outstanding Music Education

The Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association, voted the top local Music Teachers Association 2004 by the Music Teachers National Association, provides diverse educational opportunities for teachers and students in pursuit of personal growth in music.  Its mission:  to stimulate the study and enjoyment of music, to broaden the vision and expertise of its members, to promote musical culture in the community, and to reinforce the objectives of its state and national organizations.  Join!

Our members offer music lessons in cello, clarinet, flute, French horn, guitar, harp, organ, piano, viola, violin,  strings,  trumpet, voice, and more in Alexandria, Arlington, Ashburn, Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Great Falls, Herndon, Leesburg, Loudoun, McLean, Oakton, Reston, Sterling, Vienna.


VMTA Fall Conference

NVMTA will be hosting the VMTA Fall Conference at George Mason University October 26-28!  We look forward to many inspiring classes and opportunities to learn from each other. Registration links for the conference should be available soon on the VMTA website
Please take a minute to sign up to help in some way.  We will need about 60 volunteers! The jobs range in size. We can make this a great conference together!

VMTA Conference Masterclass invitation:  Looking for Students
The VMTA conference artist, Ingrid Clarfield will be presenting a masterclass scheduled for Saturday, Oct 28, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Teachers may submit the names of students with their repertoire (Early Intermediate through Advanced levels) including standard composers as well as pedagogical/educational repertoire of composers such as Dennis Alexander, Catherine Rollin, and William Gillock. She will choose the participants based on what she thinks would make an interesting program. No audition is necessary and she’s happy to work with students of all levels. If you would like to have your student considered for the masterclass, please fill out the application at this link:

NVMTA Music Teacher’s Forum

Come to the first meeting of the school year on Wed. Sept. 27 at the Women’s Club of Arlington. Be prepared to share your ideas on topics such as creating engaging lessons, helping students manage practice time, mastering tricky rhythms, group lessons, managing your music business, and keeping your own musicianship skills in shape. Mingling and refreshments begin and 9:30 followed by the business meeting at 10 and the program around 10:45.