Arizona Study Program

NCTM (Nationally Certified Teacher of Music)
ASP (Arizona Study Program participating teacher)

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


Eastern Arizona (EAMTA) Teacher Referral Service


East Valley (EVMTA) Teacher Referral Service


Northern Arizona (NAMTA) Teacher Referral Service


Phoenix (PMTA) Teacher Referral Service

Peggy Rostron
Phone: (602) 466-5283

Tucson (TMTA) Teacher Referral Service


This page was updated November 6, 2023 for “Active” teachers on Find-a-Teacher (and Membership Directory).