Since 1972, I have been a member of the Music Teachers' Association of
California (MTAC). In those years, I have held many positions on the Board
of Directors, and am currently the president of the Sierra Branch. I have
chaired various different programs, including Certificate of Merit. I am
employed by the MTAC as one of their state adjudicators. Belonging to the
MTAC provides my students the opportunity to participate in the many  
programs offered. My studio follows the strict codes of the MTAC.
MTAC Code of Ethics and Mission Statement
Music Teachers’ Association of California was founded and incorporated in
1897 under the laws of the State of California to promote the welfare of the
music teacher and to elevate the educational and teaching standards of its
members. The exacting qualifications for membership in the association
establish the member as a qualified and accredited teacher in the community,
thus insuring a professional status. The Code of Ethics maintains a high
standard of personal and professional conduct.
Code of Ethics for The Music Teachers’ Association of California:
We, the members of the Music Teachers’ Association of California, having
dedicated ourselves to the advancement of the standards in music education

  • Maintain the highest moral standards and conduct towards colleagues,
    students and the community
  • Participate in the activities of the Association
  • Respect the dignity and work of our colleagues
  • Develop and maintain a professional relationship between teachers and
  • Encourage, guide and develop students toward fulfillment of their musical

MTAC Mission Statement and Goals:

The mission of the Music Teachers’ Association of California is the pursuit of
excellence in music education:

  • To promote the stability of the music teaching profession
  • To maintain the high professional standards of our members
  • To maintain the exacting qualifications for membership in the organization
    establishing the active member as a qualified, accredited teacher
  • To promote the development of musical potential and ability in students