Focus on Research
As music teachers, we are committed to the success of our students in their pursuit of musical excellence. Research in music pedagogy plays an integral role in the refinement and development of approaches to teaching and learning. To enable us to continue to transform experiences of music-making for ourselves and our students, research provides knowledge and understanding of the various aspects that are found in music studios. It is the aim of the Research Committee to promote and encourage scholarly work in music pedagogy and provide a forum for the dissemination of research on music teaching and learning. More . . .
As part of professional development, CFMTA, in conjunction with a host province offers biennial conferences bringing together it’s members from across Canada!
The conferences offer concerts, master classes, information sessions, pedagogy sessions, a trade fair and much more. National Competitions feature the outstanding performances of students of members of the CFMTA. More . . .
This is a collaborative project with all the provinces and territory of CFMTA. Each province/territory will select content from their annual programming, record it and submit it to the CFMTA. These videos will be accessible through the website and password protected. Topics will deal with all aspects of teaching music and a new video will be added each month starting October 2018. More . . .
Resource Links for Teachers
If you have a valuable resource that you would like to share with other members and teachers in their professional learning More . . .
One of the primary goals of CFMTA is to provide leadership in music education and to promote and support high standards of education among our provincial and territorial members. Professional learning is a long-term, self-directed, and evolutionary process. By exploring instructional techniques, refining professional practices, and broadening ourselves, both as educators and as individuals, we as teachers continue to discover and expand the pathways to improve our professional practice.
One way that CFMTA accomplishes this mandate is by supporting and providing further opportunities to our members in their professional learning. Found within this section of the CFMTA website are teaching resources for ourselves and our students, pedagogical articles and links, videos of world-renown artists, interviews by great pedagogues, video lectures exploring instructional techniques, discussion forums, and the list goes on. Whether a teacher beginning a professional career or a highly experienced teacher, we will each find something to aid us in our professional learning.