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 Teacher Association (WSMTA) as a local chapter.


The Edmonds Music Teacher Association is adapting and forging ahead. We’ve started having ad hoc Zoom meetings where we help each other and share information to make our new online line lessons better and more productive!

The Ensemble and Concerto Festival has been cancelled.
The May 16th Musicianship Festival has been cancelled.
The April General Meeting has been cancelled.
All MAP honors recitals have been cancelled.

MTNAVirtualConferenceThe 2020 MTNA National Conference in Chicago has been cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns and a virtual conference will be held instead. In the coming weeks MTNA will be providing educational sessions, professional development and other aspects of the conference in a virtual format. This conference is open to all EMTA members whether or not you registered for the original conference.
MTNA Virtual Conference Information page
Resources for MTNA Members During the COVID-19 Pandemic



If local public schools are closed or the Health Department recommends postponement or cancellation of mass gatherings, the Edmonds MTA will also cancel all functions.  This would include MAP, Honor’s Recital, State Recital Competition, future meetings, etc.  Please read the EMTA Facebook page, your emails and check the EMTA website homepage to keep informed.


2020_03_EMTA_MAP_0022EThe Music Artistry Program was held on March 6-8 despite a a great number of challenges. Many last minute adjustments were made to the program including location changes, time changes, and cleanliness guidelines. This could not have happened without the tireless efforts of many of our members and especially our event coordinators, Jensina Oliver and Angela Michael, who refused to give up on the event. As one of our adjudicators said: “Only a strong chapter could have pulled this off.”

Many thanks to our brave adjudicators Hannah Cho, Lark Powers, Michelle Mielke, Ricardo de la Torre, and Margee Webster who did everything they could to help the Music Artistry Program succeed including adjudicating student videos!


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 Teacher 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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