Who Are We?
The BCRMTA represents all twenty-one BC branches of independent music teachers at the national level (Canadian Federation of Music Teacher Associations or CFMTA), which includes over 20,000 registered music teachers across the country. We have over 40 registered music teachers (RMT) in our Mid-Island Branch. A full list of teachers is available under TEACHERS.
As music professionals we are committed to ongoing professional development through workshops and seminars to further our teaching skills. Our association provides a forum for teachers to connect, communicate, and collaborate.
We strive to foster a supportive environment of musical learning and lifelong skill building for our students. Our aim is to instill a love of music and to develop this enjoyment of music through education and performance.
What Do We Do?
We provide scholarships and awards, as well as enrichment activities for students such as the Joan Gosselin Music Writing Competition, the Young Artist Tour, and the BC Piano Competition. Performance opportunities are offered through public and studio recitals, Canada Music Week Celebration, community events, competitions, masterclasses, and the Upper Island Music Festival.
We teach a variety of instruments and subjects including Flute, Guitar, Piano, Trumpet, Violin/Viola, Voice, Music Theory, Harmony, History and Composition. Our studios are well equipped with quality instruments, music lending libraries, recordings and digital resources.
We also offer a range of group programs, including Music for Young Children, Kindermusik, Music Explorers, and Musical Theatre, as well as exam preparation for the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) and Conservatory Canada (CC).
Reaching out into the community and encouraging participation in the arts is an important goal of our Mid-Island Branch. We foster various ‘branching out’ educational initiatives to connect with other arts groups and audiences within our communities.