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


East Valley (EVMTA) Teacher Referral Service


Phoenix (PMTA) Teacher Referral Service

Peggy Rostron
Phone: (602) 466-5283

Tucson (TMTA) Teacher Referral And Information Line

Phone: (520) 749-3074

This page was updated November 10, 2021 for “Active” teachers on Find-a-Teacher (and Membership Directory).