The MMA is the national association for Music Teaching Professionals. We are one of the longest-established and largest music education member organisations in the UK, with a wide range of backgrounds including:
• Newly Qualified Teachers • Instrumental & Private Teachers • Classroom Teachers
• Music Administrators • Directors of Music • Retired Music Teachers
The MMA (Music Masters Association) exists to serve its members and support them as they deliver first-class music education that continues traditional values whilst embracing new technologies. Joining the MMA connects you with a network of like-minded professionals who are passionate about music and its potential to enrich the lives of young people. Click ‘Next’ for more about our Conference, our Publications and our Network.
The MMA conference takes place in May each year at a different host School. It is the most important networking event of the year giving members a chance to discover job opportunities, learn new practices and socialise as we head towards the end of the academic year.
In 2013 the Conference visits St Edmund’s School in Canterbury. With a fantastic lineup of speakers and sessions this will be perhaps our strongest Conference yet. Enjoy composition with John Harle and members of the English Chamber Orchestra, jazz with Mark Armstrong and members of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra as well as Paul Harris, Lincoln Abbotts (ABRSM), Mark Philips (Chief Inspector for Music) and Richard Hallam.
In previous years we have visited Rugby (2012), King’s College and St John’s College, Cambridge (2011) and Brighton College (2010). For more details visit the Conference page HERE
The MMA produces several unique publications every year, which are highly valued by our members, education professionals and parents alike.
Our termly magazine Ensemble is a premium 80 page publication, distributed nationwide and covering association news as well as exclusive interviews with current artists and educators.
The Music Directory is the only comprehensive guide to student music scholarships and music departments at many of the the UK’s foremost senior schools.
Our Yearbook is a printed directory of members and relevant organisations giving you great networking potential to stay connected.
Members receive these essential publications complimentary, as part of membership.
Ever year we provide a programme of Inset days that has become a valuable resource, a great opportunity to visit nearby music departments and a chance to meet other music professionals.
Recent days have included expert advice on such topics as conducting (with Paul Brough), the sensitivity of the treble voice, Edexcel GCSE specifications and preparation for ABRSM examinations (with Geraldine Wills).
This year our Head of Professional Development is Sarah Pugh, who works as Head of Instrumental Studies at St. Mary’s Shaftesbury.
For more details of our complete programme click HERE
Networking and support is one of the key values of the MMA and our members appreciate the relevance that a professional member organisation can bring to the field of education.
The MMA committee are always eager to give advice either at our Conference or via email.
As well as the sharing of job opportunities, new classroom practices and personal & management development, the MMA also provides:
• An honorary lawyer who offers a free initial consultation
• Discounts from our corporate members on a variety of services and musical products
Don’t forget, Members also receive Ensemble 3 times a year, the Music Directory, Yearbook, enrolment at the Conference and opportunity to attend Inset days. To join the MMA now, please click HERE