About Us


Before you read about all the wonderful opportunities you’ll have once you become a member, the keyword that sums it all up is CONNECTION.  You will find yourself suddenly connected to the world of piano teaching on a Local, State, and National level.  Our connection with MTNA is strong and their web presence and educational offerings have multiplied ten-fold. MMTA, our state organization has likewise stepped things up with educational webinars and opportunities to connect to members throughout the state.

We support our teachers by providing…

Regular Meetings:   Meetings are fun to attend (and always optional!). They often take place on the 3rd Thursday of the month. We offer a physical (and/or virtual space) to share ideas, meet other teachers, learn of special student events, and attend our Guest Speaker Programs. 

Guest Speaker Programs: The speaker programs cover a wide variety of topics. In addition to programs about piano pedagogy, we invite speakers with expertise in other areas such as psychology and business.  Every year provides a new opportunity to hear different speakers.  Members of the public are also welcome to attend the Guest Speaker Programs.

Find-A-Teacher webpage which displays teacher information and studio openings: Teachers can choose to make their information available to people seeking teachers by listing their openings, zip code area, etc. on our website. 

Regular Email Communication: We communicate regularly with members about upcoming events, student opportunities, deadlines for participation, and also recognizes special achievements of our members. 

Opportunities for teacher involvement: There are many ways to become involved; volunteer to help organize recitals, adjudicate, take on leadership positions, offer technical support for our webpage, and much more. 

Recital opportunities for student participation:  We organize, schedule, and provide the venue for student recitals each year. 

Student Achievement Testing (known as SAT):  This annual assessment is available for students who choose to participate.  The Test helps provide achievable goals that students and teachers can work together to achieve. 

A Quick Look:

The Ann Arbor Area Piano Teachers Guild was founded in 1961 and continues to be one of the area’s most active organizations for independent piano teachers. All together, the members form a diverse group of teachers who bring a large range of teaching styles and musical interests to the students in this community. Members make independent decisions about their curriculum, the levels they teach, and how they set their rates and studio policies. 

Our Mission:

is to provide professional development for local piano teachers, including those with experience and those just embarking on their careers.  For our community of teachers and their students, we offer presentations on instructional strategies, arrange performances and assessments, publish teacher openings on our website, and create opportunities for teacher discussions and networking.

Opportunities for Teachers

  • Professional Development Seminars

  • Teacher Performance Groups

  • Student Recitals and State Assessments

  • Find-a-Teacher 

  • Teacher Networking

  • MMTA and MTNA Resources and Grants

Opportunities for Students