Highly Qualified and Experienced Music Teachers in Marin


MTAC Marin is one of more than 67 self-governing branches that are affiliated with the Music Teachers' Association of California. We are a local professional organization of highly qualified and experienced music teachers. We live in your neighborhood and we are dedicated to excellence in our teaching and to fostering a life-long love of music in our students.

We offer lessons to students of all ages in piano, organ, harpsichord, violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone, voice, conducting, music theory, composition, harp and accordion.

We sponsor the Certificate of Merit® (CM), an evaluation program that was originally created and developed by the Music Teachers' Association of California in 1933. The program provides a standard of curriculum that requires students to strive for focused musical excellence in performance, technique, ear training, sight reading/singing and music theory. Outstanding young musicians are given the opportunity to appear on State Convention programs.

Our yearly musical events and programs include:

  • Monthly Student Recitals
  • Teen Recital
  • Adult Recital
  • CM Honors Recital
  • Spring Festival
  • Composers Today & Improvisation Celebration
  • Margaret B. Davis Memorial Piano Competition
  • VOCE Competition and Young Artists Composers Guild

Certificate of Merit


We sponsor the music study program, Certificate of Merit® (CM), an evaluation program that was originally created and developed by the Music Teachers' Association of California in 1933. The program provides a standard of curriculum that requires students to strive for focused musical excellence in performance, technique, ear training, sight reading/singing, and music theory. Outstanding young musicians are given the opportunity to appear on State Convention programs.


Margaret Bean Davis Memorial Piano Competition


Our performance competition is named in honor of Margaret Bean Davis, a wonderful musician and composer who was also a long-time supporter of music in Marin County. Each year talented young pianists compete before three distinguished pianists in six levels: Intermediate A, B, C and D and Advanced A and B. The winners then perform at an annual Winners' Recital in the late spring.

If you are a teacher who is interested in joining MTAC, please contact our Membership Secretary, Katherine Butler, at mtacmarinmembership [at] gmail.com


Branch Officers

President:   Paul Agricola, 415-383-2027, pagricola@hotmail.com

Vice President:   John Metz, 618-978-1057, johnmetzpiano@gmail.com

Recording Secretary:   Marie Carbone, 415-339-0497, mmarguerite@yahoo.com

Membership Secretary:   Katherine Butler, 415-459-8367, pianokatiecello@gmail.com

Treasurer:   Mariko Heenan, 415-459-4845, allemande54@yahoo.com


Board of Directors

John Boyajy, 415-572-3303, johnboyajy@earthlink.net

Christina Bradley, 415-302-0396, cmtbradley@gmail.com

Judy Lichterman, 415-388-1022, menuet1022@aol.com

Karen Rogers, 415-892-9608, rogerskaren@comcast.net


Program Chairs

Adult Recital:
Karen Fournier, 415-945-9071, kfournier7@gmail.com


Branch Directory:
Karen Rogers, 415-892-9608, rogerskaren@comcast.net


Honors Recital:
Chair TBA


Librarian/Historian:
Judy Lichterman, 415-388-1022, menuet1022@aol.com


Certificate of Merit:
Christina Bradley, 415-302-0396, cmtbradley@gmail.com


Composers Today/Improvisation:
Marie Carbone, 415-339-0497, mmarguerite@yahoo.com


Margaret B. Davis Memorial Music Competition:
John Metz & Paul Agricola, 618-978-1057, johnmetzpiano@gmail.com, 415-383-2027, pagricola@hotmail.com


Monthly Student Recitals:
John Metz, 618-978-1057, johnmetzpiano@gmail.com


Scholarship:
Christina Bradley, 415-302-0396, cmtbradley@gmail.com


Spring festival:
John Metz, 618-978-1057, johnmetzpiano@gmail.com


Teen Recital:
Virginia Gini Wilson, 415-388-0976, chamberjazz@comcast.net


VOCE:
Chair TBA



MTAC Mission Statement

To promote excellence in the music teaching profession through high standards for membership, strong ethical values, and continuation of musical education to cultivate personal, professional, and artistic excellence. The Music Teachers’ Association of California, incorporated in 1897, is a professional organization dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in music education. With over 4,700 members, there are more than 67 self-governing, affiliated branches throughout the state—from Humboldt County to San Diego County—which coordinate their own activities as well as participate in state-wide events.


MTAC Vision Statement (Accepted in 2009)

MTAC aspires to be the recognized leader in (1) Student Programs, which make a positive impact in the quality of music education and in the lives of music students; (2) Member Programs, which inspire quality teaching, the pursuit of ongoing teacher education and member involvement with community outreach; (3) a thriving Foundation, which funds Student Programs and member needs through its investments, donations, and grants.


MTAC State Office

Music Teachers' Association of California 833 Market Street, Suite 900 San Francisco , CA 94103 Phone:1-415-978-9668 or 1-800-834-3340 (within California) FAX: 1-415-978-9695 http://www.mtac.org