Independent Music TeachersForum (IMTF)

The Independent Music Teachers Forum provides opportunities for communication and collaboration on professional issues affecting independent music teachers.


The NCMTA offers a $500.00 scholarship annually to an independent music teacher to be used for advanced study.

For more information, contact IMTF Chair Dottie Buster at, 919-847-0202.
2019 - Yee Wing Chan

Yee Wing presented her scholarship project at the 2020 NCMTA Conference. Hers was a real-time Zoom presentation.

"Incorporating performance psychology into private studio instruction." 
2018 - Catherine Alderman

Guitar lessons to help her polish accompanying skills for voice students.
2017 - Eden Esters Brown

The positive, reciprocal relationship between piano and handbell study.
2014 - Akiko Yamazaki
2013 - Natalya Vorobyeva
2012  - Margaret Louise Norwood