PAMTA is the local affiliate of the Illinois State Music Teachers Association and the Music Teachers National Association. The objective of this group is to Encourage and exchange of ideas in the field; to Enrich the love and understanding of music; and to Elevate the standards of teaching music by recognizing the experience, training, and challenge necessary for professional growth.

Welcome to the Peoria Area Music Teachers Association

PAMTA is open to music educators in the Greater Peoria area.  Our membership includes professional teachers of piano, violin, voice, organ, flute, and clarinet.

Teachers who wish to join the local association also become members of the state, ISMTA, and national, MTNA,  associations.  Members of MTNA are entitled to membership services including a subscription to the award-winning magazine, American Music Teacher, insurance programs, professional publications, and workshops at the state and national level.

Membership from local to national levels offers:

  • Networking
  • Student evaluations through the “Achievement in Music” program
  • The opportunity to share with and learn from the most knowledgeable experts in music education
  • Opportunities for continuing education
  • Career and professional development
  • Leadership skill development
  • Peer recognition
  • State and National conferences

Membership Application

Collegiate Application

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Liz Landes Reed – Member of the Year

Liz Reed accepting the Peoria Area Music Teachers Association Member of the Year award at the ISTMA conference on November 6, 2015.



September meeting to feature Dr. Sharon Graf

NEXT PAMTA MEETING PIANO NETWORK – 4640 BRANDYWINE DRIVE – PEORIA MONDAY SEPTEMBER 28 AT 10:00 A.M. The featured speaker will Dr. Sharon Graf from the University of Illinois at Springfield. Her topic will be “Ethnomusicology: Techniques for Studying Sound and Culture” and will include an audio visual presentation. I’m sure we will all learn a lot. Please come and support our guest and meet someone new. Bring a guest if you can – not necessarily a music teacher. I hope to see many of you there! – Susan Twitty, First Vice President/Programs Chair


Saturday, October 24, 2015 Apollo Theatre Students dress up in costume presenting a visual effect of their performance piece OR display a visual prop. You may request the 2:00 or the 4:00 recital.  You can register online at You can mail paper registration to Rebecca Gebbink, 560 Robert St., Creve Coeur, 61610 Paper registrations can be printed from the website or picked up at the next PAMTA meeting. Registration is due by Oct. 10. Refer to the General AND Specific Recital Guidelines on the website.