Becoming a Member

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The Richmond Branch Registered Music Teachers’ Association is part of a Canada-wide federation of more than 3,000 private music teachers, committed to professionalism and a high level of training. Prospective members of the Association must hold a degree or diploma from a recognized university or conservatory, or meet the necessary qualifications set down by the registering province. The provincial association is affiliated with the national association, the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Associations (CFMTA). The Richmond Branch Registered Music Teachers’ Association encourages the highest caliber of music education possible and promotes high standards of music in the community. The Richmond Branch Registered Music Teachers’ Association provides:

  • High musical and academic qualifications among its teachers
  • Progressive ideas on the teaching of music
  • Workshops and lectures for continued education of teachers
  • Recital Opportunities
  • Attendance at the National and Provincial Conventions
  • Cultural events in the communities
  • Awareness of contemporary Canadian music

Subjects by teachers of the Richmond Branch BCRMTA include:

        Subjects of instruction           Theoretical
  • Accompanying
  • Early Beginner
  • Ear Training
  • Kelly Kirby
  • Kodaly
  • Orff
  • Organ
  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Suzuki
  • Harpsichord
  • Piccolo
  • Flute
  • Voice
  • Saxophone
  • Analysis
  • Counterpoint
  • Harmony
  • Keyboard Harmony
  • Rudiments
  • History
  • Teachers’ Written
  • Viva Voce

Benefits of Membership

Being a member gives our teachers access to our monthly recitals, workshop opportunities, and so much more! Visit the provincial website: to find out more.

Membership pre-requisites

Any person who holds a music teacher’s certificate or diploma from any school of Music recognized by the Provincial Council, or a University music degree with a major in the instrument or subject of instruction stated in the application. Any person who holds a music performer’s diploma or degree and who has a record of four years’ teaching of subjects recognized by the Board of Examiners. Any registered music teacher from another province in Canada. Members must be residents of British Columbia, be a least 18 years of age and pay official fees to the treasurer of BCRMTA.