SPECIAL PROMOTION: for new members, receive your first year of local membership free–a $35 value!
Use the discount code LETHBRIDGE which will automatically deduct the $35 Lethbridge membership fee when applying online.
How to become a member:
Visit the ARMTA website for information on becoming a provincial member.
15 GREAT Reasons to Become a Registered Music Teacher!
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES through regular workshops and masterclasses
COLLABORATION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE Department of Music and the University of Lethbridge Conservatory of Music at Casa
CELEBRATE CANADIAN COMPOSERS during Canada Music Week with activities and a recital in November of each year
RECITAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS in high quality venues with grand pianos including the University Recital Hall
REGULAR OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULT STUDENTS to share their music in an informal setting intended to help them increase their comfort with performing
ANNUAL AWARDS PRESENTED TO STUDENTS receiving the highest first class honors marks in both practical and theory exams
SHARE IDEAS AND GATHER INFORMATION from other teachers in a supportive environment
LUNCH WITH VISITING ROYAL CONSERVATORY EXAMINERS during examination sessions
ADVERTISING AND PUBLICITY OPPORTUNITIES including provincial and local websites, branch brochure, Allied Arts Council, Yellow Pages, Lethbridge Herald, Kijiji, facebook, and music store signboards
NEW STUDENT REFERRALS from other members
$5 MILLION LIABILITY INSURANCE coverage through the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Association
CREATIVE MUSIC COMPETITION–Students of Registered Music Teachers are eligible to submit their original compositions for a chance to win cash awards and be recommended to the national competition.
CFMTA PIANO AND VOCAL COMPETITIONS are open to senior students of Registered Music Teachers. Prizes are awarded and a concert tour is arranged for the provincial winners as well as the chance to represent the province at the national competition
MAGAZINES–Tempo, the provincial magazine, and The Canadian Music Teacher, the national magazine, containing articles, reviews, and information for members
CONFERENCES—ARMTA joins with other provincial music associations at Music Conference Alberta to provide learning opportunities on a wide variety of teaching topics each October. See http://www.musicconferenceab.ca/
What members say about being a Registered Music Teacher:
“The support of the teachers in our branch means a great deal to me.” BJ
“There is so much I have to be thankful for and it is due to membership within ARMTA, affiliation within the local branch, LRMTA, and the unique advantage of automatic membership in CFMTA/FCAPM our National organization. The opportunities for the private teacher are limitless. We can become better educators through pedagogical networking and educational opportunities available. There are Provincial and National conferences, masterclasses, workshops, scholarships, liability insurance. The fellowship with colleagues who have similar interests is a most welcome asset. It is wonderful to meet musicians from all over the world.” JM
“The best part about being a Registered Music Teacher is being able to be part of the musical scene in Lethbridge and to be informed of musical events throughout the province—inspiration on all levels!” LD
“The Liability Insurance lets me sleep at night!” KL
DID YOU KNOW…
- teachers of any instrument can become members of the Alberta Registered Music Teachers?
- teachers with a minimum grade 9 are eligible to join as affiliate members?
- professional dues are tax deductible?
- ARMTA was established in 1932 and currently has approximately 400 members province wide?
The Lethbridge branch of the Alberta Registered Music Teachers’ Association was formed in 1942 and is part of a Canada-wide federation of music teachers encompassing ten provinces and the Yukon, with approximately 3,500 members. To be a member of the Association, teachers must hold a degree or diploma from a recognized university or conservatory or meet the necessary qualifications set down by the registering province. This ensures a high level of training and a commitment to professionalism. The aim of our organization is to provide leadership in private music education in our community by encouraging and offering the highest calibre of music education possible and by promoting high standards of music in our community. Currently the Lethbridge branch has 24 members from Lethbridge and the surrounding area who give lessons in piano, theory, pedagogy, composition, strings, voice, woodwinds, organ, trombone, tuba, euphonium, and ear training.
For more information or to apply for membership visit www.armta.ca
or call Christine Rogers at 403-327-2073