What is the San Mateo County Branch of the Music Teachers' Association of California?

The mission of the Music Teachers’ Association of California is the promotion of musical culture and the pursuit of excellence in music education.
  • The Music Teachers' Association of California (MTAC) is a professional organization founded and incorporated in 1897.
  • The MTAC is among the largest and most highly respected professional music teacher associations in the nation.
  • We are located on the Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • We are your resource for finding private music instruction in piano, voice, violin, guitar, and other instruments.
  • We offer diverse and enriching local music programs in addition to state association-sponsored programs.

We dedicate ourselves to:

  • Promoting the development of musical potential and ability in our students.
  • Maintaining high professional standards of our members.
  • Maintaining exacting qualifications for membership in the organization.
  • Promoting the stability of the music teaching profession.

Member Directory

piano student at recital

Parents seeking a teacher for their child may contact any teacher listed in the Member Directory. We encourage you to use the search feature in order to find a teacher who fits the instrument, age level and geographical area that you are looking for. This will help you to narrow your search and find the teacher that satisfies your needs. Many teachers also have a link to their own website, which can give you more information about them.

Benefits & Activities

What are the benefits of studying music with a member of this association?

You can be assured that music teachers in this association are qualified instructors of music. A music teacher must have earned a degree in music from an accredited institution, or must have qualifications or experience equivalent to a music degree in order to join the MTAC. Members offer specific activities sponsored by the San Mateo County Branch.

MTAC - San Mateo County Branch

What activities does the San Mateo County Branch offer to students?

Performing and Reading Music

Nothing teaches the rewards of discipline and perseverance as much as learning to perform and read music. Not only is reading music a great learning tool, its ultimate reward is the expression of one's self through the performance of music.

On our website, you can find a music teacher by community and/or instrument. Click on the "Find A Teacher" tab to do a search. If you are looking for an accompanist or musician for a wedding, funeral or other performance, click on the "Musicians For Hire" tab to find different pianists and instrumentalists.

Thanks for visiting and we hope, as you browse this website, you'll find the information you need to make an informed choice for your musical endeavors!

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