Become a Member

Interested in becoming a member of ORMTA

ORTMA offers a number of membership types for music teachers, students and those interested in music education and supporting the purposes and objects of the Association.

By joining you become part of a professional association of music teachers who have attained substantiated educational credentials and teaching experience.


Benefits of ORMTA Membership:
  1. Official recognition in Canada as a "Registered Music Teacher". Add "R.M.T." after your name.
  2. Group liability insurance for your teaching studio. Westland Insurance Brokers
  3. Marketing opportunities, including listing in our online directory.
  4. Professional development opportunities...discounted rates to conventions and workshops, and online webinars.
  5. Performance opportunities for your students, including auditions, recitals, and master classes.
  6. Performance competitions for your advanced students at regional, provincial, and national levels.
  7. Scholarships and awards available to your students in performance, composition, and pedagogy.
  8. Resources for your studio, including policy cards and studio certificate.
  9. Networking with your teaching colleagues.
  10. Access to MemberPerks Discount Program.
  11. Membership in the national organization, the  Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Association. 

Types of music teachers who join ORMTA:
  • Private music teachers who have a degree or diploma in music and teaching experience
  • College and university professors of music
  • School music teachers
  • Specialists in early childhood music education
  • Student teachers who have attained at least a grade 9 or 10 level and are continuing their education

ORMTA Membership Levels

  • Active: A member who has attained a degree/diploma (Bachelor of Music or Associateship from a Conservatory) in their chosen subject(s) and teaching experience
  • Provisional: A member who has attained a degree/diploma in their chosen subject(s) but is still working towards more teaching experience (2-year probationary period)
  • Affiliate 1: A member who has attained their Grade 10 (including pedagogy training) from a recognized Conservatory and continues studies in order to complete their diploma. 
  • Affiliate 2: A member who has attained their Grade 9 from a recognized Conservatory and continues studies in order to complete their diploma
  • Student: A member who is currently enrolled as a student at the Universities of Ottawa or Toronto, in a music pedagogy program
  • Auxiliary: A member who is not a music teacher but a supporter of music education and ORMTA's mandate







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