Upcoming Event: 90th State Conference | June 6–June 8, 2019

(updated December 9, 2018)

Interviewing Music Teachers

To find a good teacher/student fit, a personal interview is important. Here are some suggested questions:

  • What method (i.e. what type of instruction books) do you use?
  • How long are lessons?
  • What are your practice and performance requirements?
  • Do you hold recitals?
  • How much is tuition?
  • Do their students participate in local, state or national competitions? Has the teacher had any winners?
  • Discuss your goals as a student to determine if the teacher finds these goals achievable.
  • Do your students participate in the Arizona Study Program?
  • How do you approach a student “like me”? (beginning, intermediate, old, young, transfer, etc.)
  • What is your approach to teaching theory, sight reading, and keyboard harmony?
  • Do you teach musical styles such as jazz, improvisation, traditional, electronic, etc?
  • Can you provide some names of students as references?

Other Teacher Referral Services

Referral services are also available from the following ASMTA local music teacher associations:

Cochise (CMTA) Teacher Referral Service

Website: cochisemusicteachers.org/Home/FindATeacher

East Valley (EVMTA) Teacher Referral Service

Email: info@myfirstpiano.net
Website: myfirstpiano.net/teachers-network/
Website: evmta.org/find-a-teacher/

Phoenix (PMTA) Teacher Referral Service

Karen Thomasson
Phone: (623) 203-6489
Email: blackeystudio@gmail.com
Website: http://phoenixmusicteachers.org/find-a-teacher/

Tucson (TMTA) Teacher Referral And Information Line

Phone: (520) 749-3074
Website: www.tucsonmusicteachers.org