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.

The 2023 Musicianship Festival Information page for members is now available.
Please look at our 2023 Calendar Page and Festival and Events Page for more information.

2023 Music Artistry Program Results

Voice MAP was a success! The event took place on February 25 at Ruth Bradshaw’s home. We had six students participate.

The 2023 Piano MAP was held on March 3rd, 4th, and 5th, with 23 teachers and over 200 students participating. Despite one visiting artist suddenly becoming sick, EMTA members pulled together and made sure every student was heard and adjudicated.

The ETMA Honors Recitals was held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on March 12th. Twenty-three EMTA teachers participated in MAP and 33 students were chosen by the adjudicators to perform. Cookie and fruit reception was provided. Thank you again to all the volunteers that helped make this event a success!

More information about the 2023 Voice and Piano Map

The 2023 EMTA State Recital Competition for piano has concluded. The EMTA Honors Recital is a special recital for outstanding performers as identified in the Music Artistry Program (MAP).

More information about the 2023 Piano State Recital Competition

February 2023 EMTA General Meeting

Our February 2023 General meeting presenter had a fantastic presentation by Stephen Lagerber on “Chopin’s Heart: The Quest to Identify the Mysterious Illness of the World’s Most Beloved Composer”. The curtain raiser was from Amber Saldivar and Valerie Gathright.

EMTA does not hold a March general meeting due to the Music Artistry Program.


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

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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