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.

2022 Time Era Festival Results
The 2022 Time Era Festival results are now available. We had a wonderful festival this year. Thanks to EMTA members, Dr. Yelena Balabanova and Allan Park for organizing this event. Thanks also to our adjudicators, Dr. Peter Mack, Virtual Time Era Festival Adjudicator, and Jeffrey Gilliam, our in-person Time Era Festival Adjudicator. Special kudos to all our students and their supporters who persevered with the in-person festival despite issues with power to the original venue.

2022 Jazz, Rags, and Blues Festival and Workshop Results
The 2022 Jazz, Rags, and Blues Festival and Workshop Results page is now available. We had over 85 students from 21 teachers participate. Congratulations to all students who performed and participated! Thanks to our EMTA organizers Valerie Gathright and Marie Wollam-Mergler for organizing.

2022 Jazz, Rags, and Blues Festival and Workshop Results

2022 EMTA Halloween Community Recital
We had 25 students (many in costume!) from 8 EMTA teachers participate in the Halloween recital! Some Crista residents were there to enjoy the music and Julie Currie of Crista provided a nice reception in the library room across from Kings chapel. Thanks to all who were involved! Next community recital is February 11 for Valentines Day!
Check out the 2022 EMTA Halloween Community Recital page for complete information about this event.

EMTA November 2022 General Meeting –
EMTA member, Laurie McFarland performed our curtain raiser. Our presenter was EMTA member, Rose Freeman NCTM. She gave a presentation on her “Performance Preparation Toolkit,” covering approaches that establish confident memorization, efficacious practice routines, and creative mindfulness skills to support your students one month, one week, and one day before an upcoming performance. 


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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

EMTA Festival and Event Information

EMTA Festival and Event Information Page

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