Minnesota Music Teachers Association
Since 2009, the Rochester Area Keyboard Club has functioned as a local association affiliated with Minnesota Music Teacher’s Association (MMTA) and Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA).
The mission of MMTA is to advance the profession of music teaching through education, certification, networking and advocacy. Through affiliation with MTNA, MMTA combines forces with teachers and music lovers throughout the United States to promote high standards in teaching, performing, collaboration, and professionalism.
The MMTA website has a “Find a Teacher” resource for parents looking for a teacher. The MTNA website also has resources for parents to use in looking for a teacher.A specific benefit to MMTA teachers is the ability of parents of all students who study with an MMTA teacher to take tax credits or deductions (depending on income) for their music lessons. The MN State legislature has passed a bill that considers all MMTA teachers “qualified teachers” whose students are eligible for the tax credits/ deductions.