State and National Certification Programs

Certification at the state and national levels is available to all AAAPTG members.  Certification gives advanced professional standing on the basis of continued achievement and high professional standards in the field of music pedagogy.

State and National Certification are separate programs, administered by MMTA and MTNA respectively.  Upon fulfillment of their standards, applicants are granted a professional certification credential with the designation, Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) or State Certified Teacher of Music (SCTM).

The Guild’s certification chair can help guide you through the process.  For more information, please consult the following links:

AAAPTG Certification Chair:
Sarah Albright, NCTM:

State Certification:

National Certification:


The Ann Arbor Area Piano Teachers Guild is a professional organization supporting the work of its members on behalf of their students and studios. Funds raised through advertising and other contributions are used solely to support its administration and programs. While we welcome contributions, please be aware that the Guild is classified as a 501 (c) (6). Donations to the Guild are not tax deductible.


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