Kitsap Music Teachers Association (KMTA) is affiliated with the Washington State Music Teachers Association (WSMTA) and Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). In order to be a member of KMTA, you must join through MTNA.

KMTA covers the geographic areas of greater Kitsap County, north of Mason County and west of Gig Harbor/Pierce County. In the absence of other local MTNA associations in the North Olympic Peninsula, KMTA also welcomes teachers from Jefferson and Clallam Counties to join us. Kitsap Chapter is part of Washington State (WSMTA) District III, which also includes the following chapters: Enumclaw, Gig Harbor, Mt. Rainier, Puyallup Valley, Tacoma and South King County.

Membership Benefits

Membership in KMTA entitles teachers and their students to participate in association-sponsored music artistry and music literacy programs, workshops, recitals, master classes and other events for free or at the discounted member rate; to vote, both locally and at conventions; and to receive Quavers, the Clarion and American Music Teacher publications. You also get a contact listing on our searchable member teachers page including a link to your studio website if any, and will be included on other promotional materials.

Vision and Values

The mission of MTNA and its affiliates is to advance the value of music study and music making in society and to support the professionalism of music teachers.

The mission is accomplished by members who teach with competence, act with integrity, volunteer services to association programs, provide professional support for colleagues and communities, and comply with all laws and regulations that impact the music teaching profession.

The mission calls for an ethical commitment to students, to colleagues and to society.

The Ideal KMTA Member…

KMTA works best when we all participate. Therefore, the Ideal KMTA Member will:

  • Read and respond to communications from KMTA, WSMTA and MTNA.
  • Attend at least one chapter gathering a year. We want to know who you are!
  • Personally participate in or assist with at least one KMTA event each year.
  • Uphold the MTNA Code of Ethics (see below).
  • Share positive and constructive feedback with your Board.

MTNA Code of Ethics

COMMITMENT TO STUDENTS – the teacher shall conduct the relationship with students and families in a professional manner.

  • The teachers shall respect the personal integrity and privacy of students unless the law requires disclosure.
  • The teacher shall clearly communicate the expectations of the studio.
  • The teacher shall encourage, guide and develop the musical potential of each student.
  • The teacher shall treat each student with dignity and respect, without discrimination of any kind.
  • The teacher shall respect the student’s right to obtain instruction from the teacher of his/her choice.

COMMITMENT TO COLLEAGUES – The teacher shall maintain a professional attitude and shall act with integrity in regard to colleagues in the profession.

  • The teacher shall respect the reputation of colleagues and shall refrain from making false or malicious statements about colleagues.
  • The teacher shall refrain from disclosing sensitive information about colleagues obtained in the course of professional services unless disclosure serves a compelling professional purpose or is required by law.
  • The teacher shall participate in a student’s change of teacher with as much communication as possible between parties, while being sensitive to the privacy rights of the students and families.

COMMITMENT TO SOCIETY – The teacher shall maintain the highest standard of professional conduct and personal integrity.

  • The teacher shall accurately represent his/her qualifications.
  • The teacher shall strive for continued growth in professional competencies.
  • The teacher is encouraged to be a resource in the community.


The membership year is from July 1 to June 30. Your dues should be sent to MTNA by June 30 to keep your website teacher listing and active email contact uninterrupted.

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It’s very easy to join KMTA! To apply online, click here. (Note: This link takes you to the national MTNA site. If they change their membership page address this link will no longer work. If this happens, go directly to the MTNA site and look for “Membership Information.”)

  • New members joining after January 1st reduce dues by 50%.
  • Dues for new members joining after April 1st shall be applied to the following year.
  • New members must pay their dues by January 10 in order to participate in the Music Artistry Program that spring.
  • Renewing members must pay their dues by October 15 in order to participate in the Music Artistry Program the following spring.