NCMTA Welcome, Mission and Vision

North Carolina Music Teachers Association

teacher with guitar student


We are NCMTA, the North Carolina Music Teachers Association, affiliate of the Music Teachers National Association. We are a non-profit organization founded in 1959. Today we consist of approximately 500 music teachers throughout the state.

Mission and Vision

The mission of NCMTA is the advancement of musical knowledge and education through discussion, investigation, performance, publication, and the promotion of the general welfare of music teachers in the state of North Carolina. The vision for our activities is aimed both at the promotion of the art of music and of the advancement of musical knowledge by disseminating the knowledge of educational activities and by promoting the appreciation of music throughout the state. 

Teacher and cello student


NCMTA was the proud recipient of the MTNA State Affiliate of the Year for 2020! Our past President Dr. Vicky Fischer Faw was named MTNA Teacher of the Year in 2022! Our Raleigh Piano Teachers Association was named MTNA’s Local Association of the Year 2023! We are proud and grateful for these recognitions of our North Carolina colleagues and their dedication to our profession.

Our Website is Your Primary Resource

We welcome you to explore this website. Please take advantage of the many opportunities we have provided for you to connect with colleagues. We are here to support you in your professional journey. We hope you’ll join us.

Newsworthy items, current opportunities


    These NCMTA meetings and events are always online, for your convenience.

  • VLMTA Scale Olympiad!

    The Virtual Local Music Teachers Association, a state-wide affiliate of NCMTA, offers this online scale event annually.

  • Piano Festival Workshop – It’s Now!

    Our Piano Festival Workshop covers the NCMTA Piano Performance Festival Repertoire for two festival seasons (i.e., two years). The workshop is a paid service of the North Carolina Music Teachers Association, and is available on our Vimeo channel with paid registration. For more information and to register, please visit the Professional Development area of this…

  • NCMTA Conference 2023 – it was great!

    Make plans to attend the annual NCMTA State Conference. Register today.

  • NCMTA Past President Kent Lyman Honored

    NCMTA Past President Dr. Kent Lyman inducted into the Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony took place at the La Guardia Marriott Hotel in New York City on October 5, 2023.  The next day, inductees were treated to a VIP tour of the Steinway factory in Queens.  About 50 inductees were...

  • NCMTA Leadership Greets You

    Video greetings from various of our NCMTA Board offer visitors overviews of our work.