Publications and Advertising



Music and the Teacher magazine is the half-yearly publication of the Victorian Music Teachers' Association. It is published as a digital and print version in full colour throughout. The magazine is distributed to over 800 readers including instrumental music teachers working in their own studio and in schools, school music department heads and staff, affiliated organisations and libraries. School members receive 2 hard copies to share among their staff. For a sample copy and to discuss your advertising needs, please call contact Genevieve Newton, VMTA General Manager on (03) 5243 4200 or email

    • Membership news
    • VMTA events including professional training
    • Educational programs and initiatives
    • Articles of interest to teachers and musicians
    • Pedagogical articles about music teaching
    • Concert and event reviews
    • CD, book and teaching methodology
    • Information about available teaching resources


Spring 2017 Edition - PDF Advertising Rates & Specifications 2018 - PDF


Advertising Rates

All advertising is subject to VMTA Council approval.

Prices below include GST. Effective from February 2018.


Full A4 PageHalf A4 PageQuarter A4 PageSmall 130mm X 55mmClassifieds (3 lines plus image)Community News & Events (3 lines, no image)



Publication Timelines & Specifications 2018:
Autumn 2018Spring 2018Artwork Specifications
Material Deadline
31 March 2018


Material Deadline
30 September 2018


Please provide artwork as jpeg files at 300dpi, or high resolution .pdf files in the following sizes:

Full Page

190mm W X 255mm H

Half Page

190mm W X 129mm H

Quarter Page

95mm W X 129mm H

Small Ad

130mm x 55mm



Monthly eNews & Website Advertising
Monthly eNewsWebsite Advertisement
Notice in eNews: up to 3 short paragraphs of plain text including contact details and url link to another website, plus 1 image (e.g. logo or photo).


  • Text to be submitted as plain text in a word document
  • Image to be submitted as a high res jpeg or png file

Distributed to approximately 750 readers including instrumental music teachers working in their own studio and in schools, school music department heads and staff, and affiliated organisations.


The monthly eNews is usually published around the middle of each month with material required one week prior to distribution. Exact dates may vary. Please contact the office for more information regarding distribution.


Ongoing advertisement on VMTA website for one month: $70 - Currently not available

Ongoing advertisement on VMTA website for 12 months: $675 - Currently not available

All online advertising subject to VMTA Council approval. Prices include GST.

Magazine Subscription

People in Australia and overseas may subscribe to the VMTA's half-yearly publication, 'Music and the Teacher'. Magazine subscribers who provide an email address will also receive the monthly eNews by electronic distribution.

To take out a magazine subscription, please contact the office by email at or phone (03) 5243 4200.

Under the VMTA's constitution, only natural persons can be members of the VMTA and only a member can vote on issues where a poll or ballot is required. Schools and Affiliated Organisations are considered 'subscribers' rather than 'members' of the VMTA.

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