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Bonnie Blanchard Music Studio
12212 Densmore Ave N
Seattle, WA 98133

 

 

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What is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music?

A NCTM is a member of the Music Teachers National Association. The following is from the MTNA Web site:

The mission of Music Teachers National Association is to advance the value of music study and music making to society and to support the professionalism of music teachers. The Professional Certification Program exists to improve the level of professionalism within the field of applied music teaching and helps the public readily identify competent music teachers in their communities. It signifies commitment to continued excellence in professional practice. In addition, it increases visibility, builds credibility, provides a goal for personal professional achievement and validates expertise for the individual and to those outside the field.

The program is based upon a set of five standards defining what a competent music teacher should know and be able to do:

Standard I:
Professional Preparation

Standard II:
Professional Teaching Practices

Standard III:
Professional Business Management

Standard IV:
Professionalism and Partnerships

Standard V: Professional and Personal Renewal

To me, being a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music means that I have a commitment to teaching and learning and strive to help other music teachers attain high standards for themselves and their students and the respect our profession deserves.