Information for parents and students

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Quality music teaching by quality music teachers

The Victorian Music Teachers' Association (VMTA) has over 750 members who are instrumental music teachers working in their own studio and in schools throughout metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. Members are not employed by the VMTA but are listed as teachers on our website after joining our professional association.

In addition to being listed on our website, members choose to receive ongoing professional development and a range of members services that ensure they are kept up to date with developments in their profession. We also provide our members with networking opportunities, and support and guidance regarding teaching rates and conditions.

There are 4 main types of membership categories listed on our website:

  1. Full members ('fully accredited' music teachers) 
  2. Associate members ('non-accredited' music teachers)
  3. Graduate members (graduates of an approved tertiary course in music and/or music teaching )
  4. Student members (full time students)

All our members:

  • teach to a very high standard
  • have achieved a high level of performance in the instrument taught
  • have met rigorous criteria for membership - including credentials and experience
  • have been reference checked

Member qualifications and experience:

Full members (fully accredited)

  • Tertiary qualifications in music and/or teaching (e.g. BMus, BTeach, Suzuki, GradDipEd, Cert IV)
  • Minimum 3 years teaching experience

 Associate members (non-accredited)

  • Minimum AMEB Grade 8 or equivalent in instrument taught
  • Minimum 1 year teaching experience

 Working with Children Check / VIT Regisration:

  • Parents - please check with the individual teacher regarding WWC / VIT status

How to find a music teacher:

  • Go to the Search for a Music Teacher page
  • Search by instrument
  • Search by location - type in the suburb/town followed by a comma, followed by the word 'Australia' (e.g. Balwyn, Australia; Geelong, Australia).
  • Geographical search distance - kms can be increased or decresed (max 30 records per search)
  • To search on all members - not just fully accredited - tick the 'include non-accredited teachers' box
  • If you already know of a teacher you can search by name

Need assistance?

Call the office on (03) 5243 4200 Monday to Friday from 9am-3pm and we will be happy to help you find a teacher.

Music lessons and instruments taught by our members:

Accompanying Services
(Piano Accompanist)
Accordion teacher
Alexander Technique
Aural Training
Bassoon teacher
Cello teacher
Clarinet teacher
Guitar teacher
Counterpoint teacher
Didgeridoo teacher
Double bass teacher
Drum teacher
Flute teacher
Fortepiano teacher
French horn 
Harmony teacher
Harpsichord teacher
Keyboard teacher
Kodaly Method
Music Classes for Children
Music Technology
Music Theatre
Oboe teacher
Orff Method
Piano teacher
Pipe Organ teacher
Recorder teacher
Singing teacher
Suzuki Method
Teacher Training
Trombone teacher
Trumpet teacher
Tuba teacher
Viola teacher
Viola da Gamba 
Violin teacher
Vocal Coaching

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