WHAT IS AN RMT
What is a Registered Music Teacher (RMT)
A Registered Music Teachers’ Association (RMT) can be found in every province of Canada. Together, these associations are under the umbrella of the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Associations. British Columbia’s RMT was established in 1947. To be a member of the Association, one must hold a music degree or diploma from a recognized university or conservatory. RMTs are very dedicated and qualified individuals who are committed to providing quality music instruction on any instrument and any genre. RMTs have studied pedagogy (the art of teaching) and know how to teach students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds with compassion and sensitivity. They will often have a written guide clearly setting out expectations for your program of study and attend regular workshops and seminars to maintain or improve teaching skills. There are strict ethical and professional standards that ensure lesson time is kept exclusively for the musical education of the student with the undivided attention of the teacher. As well as providing and encouraging performance and education opportunities, an RMT’s goal is to promote a life-long love of music.
The South Okanagan branch of the B.C. Registered Music Teachers Association includes members from Summerland to Osoyoos who teach a variety of disciplines. If you are interested in music lessons for your child or yourself, or you would like to join our organization as a qualified music teacher, feel free to visit www.bcrmta.bc.ca or phone (250) 494-0871.