Founded in 1932 as the B.C. Music Teachers Federation, the British Columbia Registered Music Teachers' Association (BCRMTA) is the representative body of the profession of the private music teacher in British Columbia. Together with associations from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba it helped to found the Federation of Music Teachers' Associations (later called the CFMTA) in 1935.

In 1947 we received a provincial legislative charter and the bylaws of our Association are set up according to the provisions of Section 10 of "An Act Respecting British Columbia Registered Music Teachers' Association".


The objectives of the association are the promotion of the art of music teaching and the maintenance of the honor and interests of the music teaching profession.


Over 800 independent private music teachers from 19 branches across B.C. committed to professionalism and a high level of training, belong to our Association.

Piano - Violin - Valves

    • Accordion
    • Cello
    • Clarinet
    • Composition
    • Conducting
    • Euphonium
    • Flute
    • Fortepiano
    • French Horn
    • Guitar - Classical
    • Guitar - Contemporary
    • Harp
    • Harpsichord
    • Lute
    • Oboe
    • Organ
    • Percussion
    • Piano - Classical
    • Piano - Jazz
    • Piccolo
    • Professional Theory Instructor
    • Recorder
    • Saxophone
    • Trombone
    • Trumpet
    • Viola
    • Violin
    • Voice

Through the BCRMTA the teachers are linked Provincially through individual branches and Nationally through the CFMTA-Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Associations. Each member is a part of the whole and the strength of the association lies with individuals and what they have to offer.