The Edmonds Music Teachers Association (EMTA) is a non-profit organization of music teachers providing private music lessons to our community. EMTA is committed to the advancement of musical knowledge and education by fostering professional standards, networking, and promoting the art of music through various events and festivals. EMTA is affiliated with the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and affiliated with the Washington State Music Teachers Association (WSMTA) as a local chapter.

Virtual Time Era Festival 2021

Chairpersons: Dr. Yelena Balabanova and Allan Park
Online Registration period: Registration has now closed for this festival.
Adjudication period: October 29, 30 and 31st.
Time Period: Romantic (Impressionists era also welcome)
Adjudicator: Christopher Hahn

We have a wonderful adjudicator this year with Dr. Christopher Hahn, professor of piano and piano pedagogy at the University of Montana. 

Festival Results are now available online.

Virtual Community Recital
The October Virtual Community Recital 2021 is now online. Contact your teacher for the password.

Virtual Community Recital Page

October General Meeting
This meeting was a trial of a new “hybrid” zoom and in person meeting format. The absolutely stunning curtain raiser was performed by Mary Rose Lieberman singing “The Tsarina’s entrance aria” from Rimsky-Korsokov’s opera, “The Golden Cockerel” sung in Russian, with English translation provided. Accompanied by Rick Asher. EMTA member, Frances Coei, NCTM presented creative ways she has incorporated the Music Literacy Program into her weekly lessons.

District I & II Virtual Conference
Registration for the District I & II Conference will remain open through October. Recordings of
the conference will be posted after the event and available through November 30.

Yelena Balabanova, “Wigs, Tuxedos, and Passion”
Susan Chan, “Contemporary Chinese Repertoire for Teaching and Performing”
Deborah Rambo Sinn, “My Left Hand: Elegance and Proportion”

Please note the format for EMTA meetings and events are being decided on a case by case basis. Please check with your teacher for information regarding a particular event.


We would love to help your lightly used music books find a new home. Please contact the webmaster for more information about making a used music book donation.

Donate directly to EMTA using this form: EMTA Donation Form

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EMTA Calendar

The EMTA calendar includes festivals, competitions, recitals and other events for students as well as general meetings, professional development opportunities,… Read more EMTA Calendar

Student Event Information

The Edmonds Music Teachers Association organizes a number of different local musical events both on our own and in conjunction… Read more Student Event Information

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