Strategic Partners

Music Teachers National Association partners with numerous organizations to further its mission. We do so to pursue the strategic objectives of the association, which are:

  1. Engage the Public: Increase the number of all people making and teaching music
  2. Sustain the Profession: Ensure the long-term future of the profession
  3. Inspire the Member: Engage and support the membership

MTNA’s strategic partners are listed below.


Alexander & Buono International is a company specializing in launching and sustaining the careers of classical musicians. With the goal of addressing the needs of performers, teachers, and conductors as comprehensively as possible, they have divisions that include career consulting services; competitions for Piano, Voice, Strings and Flute; Pre-College and College Admissions programs; and a music academy.


The American Classical Music Hall of Fame celebrates the exceptional individuals and institutions of the past and present who have provided the foundation of our rich classical music history.

The American Guild of Organists is the national professional association serving the organ and choral music fields, with 13,000 members in 270 chapters throughout the United States and abroad.


Athletes and the Arts is an initiative focused on linking the sport athlete and musician/performing artist communities through collaborative exchange and application of wellness, training and performance research and initiatives.


From the Top is the preeminent showcase for America’s best young musicians. Through award-winning NPR and PBS programs, online media, a national tour of live events, and education programs, From the Top shares the stories and performances of pre-collegiate musicians with millions each week.

The NAMM Foundation advances active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs. A supporting organization of NAMM, the NAMM Foundation is funded by NAMM Members through trade association activities and private donations.


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Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members in the United States, Canada, and more than 25 other countries. NATS encourages the highest standards of the vocal art and of ethical principles in the teaching of singing; and to promote vocal education and research at all levels, both for the enrichment of the general public and for the professional advancement of the talented.

Piano Net

PianoNet, the website of the National Piano Foundation, is your comprehensive guide to everything about piano—stheir history, their manufacture, noted artists, important publications, and more. The piano is more than 300 years old, but there's always more to learn about everyone's favorite instrument. Whether you're a pro or just starting out, there's something there for you.

Percussive Arts

The Percussive Arts Society is a music service organization promoting percussion education, research, performance and appreciation throughout the world.


The Performing Arts Medicine Association, founded in 1989, is an organization comprised of dedicated medical professionals, artists educators, and administrators with the common goal of improving the health care of the performing artist. Members of PAMA are professionals in fields that include research, education, and clinical practice.


The Piano Technicians Guild (PTG), the organization of the Registered Piano Technician, is the world's premier source of expertise in piano service and technology.


The Retail Print Music Dealers Association is a professional trade organization founded over twenty years ago to address the special needs and interests of the dynamic print music industry.

RPMDA is an exciting forum for exchanging ideas and building bridges within the print music industry. It provides the opportunity for dealers and publishers to meet in a non-commercial setting to discuss the present and plan for the future.


Called the "WoodSongs Classroom Project," the lesson-plan based projects, based on the national public television broadcast of the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour(the show has a radio audience with over a million listeners each week on 500 public radio stations and PBS-TV coast-to-coast), is being made free of charge.


The mission of YoungArts, a program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, is to identify emerging artists and assist them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development, and to raise the appreciation for, and support of, the arts in American Society.
The Young Arts vision is threefold:

  • To expand its national presence
  • To emphasize experiences
  • To establish the YoungArts connection