Certification

The MTNA Professional Certification Program exists to improve the level of professionalism within the field of music teaching. It benefits the members of the profession itself, as well as the public who interacts with the professional. For the music teaching professional, certification provides prestige, recognition and the potential for student recruitment and increased earning power. For the public, certification helps readily identify competent music teachers in their communities.

Find a Certified Teacher Near You

The program is based upon a set of five standards defining what a competent music teacher should know and be able to do. Upon fulfillment of these standards, applicants are granted the MTNA Professional Certification credential with the designation, Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM). All music teachers actively engaged in the profession are eligible for MTNA Professional Certification.

To learn more about the two-step process to becoming certified and to download a certification packet, visit mtnacertification.org.

Why be Nationally Certified?

Hsinyi Wang, NCTM 2013 (Mid-Cities and Fort Worth MTA)

Certification is the best proof of your excellent teaching quality to your students, parents, and your community. As your TMTA Certification Director, I would happily guide you through the process of being certified.

Li-wei (Joyce) Liu, NCTM 2019 (Plano MTA)

Joyce currently is a certified Suzuki piano teacher and a certified teacher of Royal Conservatory Certification. The designation "NCTM" demonstrates her deeper dedication and commitment to the professional level as a piano teacher as well as the musical success of her students.

Joanna Reeder, NCTM, 2018 (Houston MTA)

Joanna graduated with a masters in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Houston. She teaches applied and group piano, early childhood music, and Recreational Music Making for adults throughout the greater Houston area.

 Todd Van Kekerix, NCTM 2018 (Houston MTA)

Certification offers a level of accountability, challenging me to continue my own education as a teacher. It is a means of demonstrating the value I place on professionalism and continuing education to my students, colleagues, and community. The certification process and requirements give me tangible ways to keep myself up-to-date in current pedagogical research and professional activities. This is one way to ensure I remain a learner, enabling me to facilitate learning for my students in relevant ways. Certification is one of many tools MTNA offers to help teachers provide quality music instruction for their students.

   Paula Wong, NCTM 2018 (Austin District MTA)

                                                                             

 

Texas Certified Teachers (as of August 1, 2019)

Abraham, Peggy 

Adams, Elisa

Aguilar, Pablo

Ajero, Mario P.

Alexander, Sarah J.

Allison, Brian

Anderson, Shirley J .

Andrus, Amy

Anthony, Linda

Anthony, Patricia

Aparicio, Dorla P.

Ash, Jessie E.

Bailey, Kara

Bain, Carolyn

Bankston, Melanie

Baxter, Elizabeth

Bearden, Laura

Beck, Ethelyn

Beck, Reva Jean

Bennett, Ronald

Bennight, Mildred

Behringer, Patrick M.

Bethel-Baldwin, Lynn Reedy

Biggs, Nicole E.

Boening, Shirley Kay

Borchardt, Christine Rode

Bradford, Mary Pinkey

Brahinsky, April A.

Bratcher, Lydia McCall

Brewer, Adeline

Brothers, Lillian Margaret

Buchanan, Martha

Burns, Mary

Butler, Roselle

Buttles, Judy

Cannon, Andrea R.

Carrell, Theresa J.

Charles, Elaine

Chee, Ann-Ping

Christensen, Lora Lynn

Clark, Michael

Clarkson-Braswell, Martha

Collins, A J

Collins, Katherine

Conner, Susan

Copeland, Nancy

Crappell, Courtney

Crawford, Teresa Lee

Crisp, Carol

Crocker, Michael G.

Cusenbary, Susan

Davidson, Sandra Fulmer

Davis, Mary W.

Davis, Melody Talbert

Davis, Shelly A.

Dillon, Cari Meador

Docusen, Melody May Wan Wong

Domasco, Carol

Donald, L. Scott

Driver, Nancy

Duncan, Christine

Dyer, Diana

Ellis, Cindy

Eustace, Natalie

Finley, Joy S.

Fisher, Ileaine

Foreman, Jan M.

Fountain, Richard D.

Fox, Martha Lea

Frock, Scott J.

Frush, Sherry P.

Fung, Serenity

Gameiro, Doris S.

Gauger, Jan

Geffen, Susan R.

Gilmore, Amanda Roberts

Gipson, Ann Milliman

Glenn, Jr. Wilford E.

Gonzales, Lauren

Gossett, Ellen M.

Granados De La Pena, Omar

Gray, Kathleen

Gray, Vicki

Green, Joshua

Green, Marsha Kay

Greene, Jeannine

Griffin, Ruth Ann

Grossman, Natalie

Gurley, Carolyn

Gutierrez, Elizabeth C.

 

 

Hadfield, Debra S.

Halbert, Mildred T.

Hall, Nancy Kay

Hallbauer, Celinda

Ham, Donna

Harder, Lauren K.

Harms Doggett, Veronika

Harris, Cheryl Nugent

Hehn, Tena Wahrmund

Heil, Mihee Kim

Hesse, Shannon E.

Hill, Shryle A.

Hilley, Martha

Hines, Betsy

Hoffman, Jo Ann

Holland, Samuel S.

Holmes, Ruth Jane

Hong, Susan

Horton, Shearon Smith

Hsiao, Julia T.

Hughes, Holly E.

Hughes, Stephen

Hunt, Madge

Ince, Laurel

Johns, Luanne E.

Kaldor, Dianne L.

Kelly, Daniel

Kendrick, Cheryl L.

Kern, Robert Fred

Kettula, Angelina

Key, Frances

Kinkler, Lucille

Kirkpatrick, Dorothy L.

Kitzmiller, Jill A.

Klueva, Yulia

Kramer, Mina

Krystofiak, Paul

LaCour, Mary Ann W.

Landreth, Rebecca

Landrum, Kristen

Lee Hing, Amanda

Leondar, June M

Lien, Karen

Lindemulder, Laurie

Liu, Li-wei (Joyce)

Long, Priscilla

Lopez, Diana

Lowry, Kay L.

Lum-Meyer, Doris

MacDonald, Martha Frances

Marek, Olga A.

Marshall, Cheryl J.

Masinter, Thomas

Masters, Julia

Matocha, Leah

May, Rebecca Shrum

McAllister, Lesley Sisterhen

McAtee, Jennifer A.

McBee, Karen

McBrayer, Philelle

McClenahan, Sandy

McDonald, Laura

McDonald, Pat R.

McInroy, Valerie L.

Mellenbruch, Judith

Meneses-Reus, Zelda Faye

Merritt, Debra E.

Merritt, Mae

Michie, Juliana H.

Miller, Margaret

Miller, Sara

Monaghan, Carolyn

Moore, Elizabeth

Morrow, Diane

Morrow, Ruth

Moutos, Joy

Muelschen, Jean C.

Munson, Karen L.

Naismith, Beverly M.

Nassiri, Joan Wipf

Neel, Kristin

Novak, Jennifer J.

Nunn, Mary

O'Dell, Julia L.

Oekerman, Rebecca

 

 

 

 

Panasik, Beverly J.

Parsons, Karen McNeill

Payne, Robbie W.

Peterson, Carol S.

Pitts, Ruth L.

Porter, Nanna W.

Potts, Cherry Harvey

Power, Eilene

Proehl, Blake

Puckett, Lauren

Rathnau, Heather

Reed, Karen

Reeder, Joanna

Reinhuber, Joachim

Rhine, Deborah J.

Rippe, Marolyn J.

Robbins, Mary

Roberts, Martha Blair

Robinson, Sharon

Rosemond, Madeleine C.

Rosenberger, Kyla K.

Ruediger, Laura

Russell, Alecia R.

Rybicki, Sarah Elizabeth

Safi, Charlotte

Santorelli, Shari Eve

Schlaudt, Janelle

Schoellman, Ana M.

Seale, Laura G.

Seals, Spring

Sharply, Geraldine

Shih-Foreman, Be-Fong

Showalter, Jeanette

Shull, Manuela B.

Sicard, Minette M.

Skovorodina, Natalia

Smith, Dorothy Menke

Snodgrass, Sylvia H.

Southard, Athalie A.

Speelman, Sheryl

Springer, Lorene

Steinbauer, Robert

Swain, Diane

Swaizey, Peggy R.

Tamagawa, Kiyoshi

Taylor, Lisa

Taylor, Lyndol

Taylor, Sylvia

Tetreault, Catherine

Thomas, Lisa Cheryl

Toudouze, Sara

True, Carolyn

Tserng, Mei Na 

Tsui, Alice Yim

Tyrer-Ferraro, Polly Ann

Utermark, Rebecca

Van Cleave, Sharla J.

Van Kekerix, Todd

Vanatta, Libby

VanDerbur, Janice L.

Villegas, Jose

Vinarskai, Donna

Vitek, Alison

Vosburg, Erica J.

Wagnon, Theresa

Wallace, Crystal

Wallace, Elizabeth

Wang, Hsinyi

Warren, Andrea Stennett

Wells, Margaret

Wells, Thomas

Welsh, Jessica

Wester, R. Glen

Whitaker, Colby

Wilkins, Judy K.

Wilson, Echo

Wong, Paula S.

Wright, Etta Jean

Wu, Yuk Yee

Wylie, Roy

Yeomans, David

Young, Florence