durham music teachers

How to Join

DMTA is a local chapter of the Music Teachers National Association, so to join our chapter you must join the MTNA and then choose Durham as your local chapter. The website is You'll see several places where you can choose "Join MTNA". If you prefer to submit a paper application, you can do that as well, and the local dues are $25. If you do join, please email membership at the address below to ensure you are included on any future mailings or emails. There is a membership profile that each teacher completes on the DMTA website, which is a good source for teacher referral. 

For more information, contact:

You can also call us at 1-919-588-DMTA (588-3682)

Donation to DMTA Scholarship Fund

We welcome your gift of any amount to our scholarship fund. If you would like your gift in honor or memory of a specific person, please let our scholarship chair know by emailing

for teachers...

Chapter Meetings  Past presentations include:

Understanding ADD/ADHD
Rhythm Workshop
Make Up Policies: What works?
The Business of Teaching: Accounting
Getting Organized!
What Is Kindermusik?
Working with Parents

Teacher Referral Service
For our new teachers, or those interested in rounding out their studio, we offer a teacher referral service. Interested students may visit our website & complete a membership profile so the public can find you on our website!

Kosempa Teacher Grant  This grant is for independent music teachers who are DMTA members to use toward tuition, registration, travel, and other expenses towards a music project.

Harpsichord & Lending Library
DMTA maintains a seven foot single manual harpsichord available for workshops or performance. We also have an extensive multi-instrument music library!

Teachers Recital
This voluntary event is a chance for you to perform with other area teachers.