The Greater Memphis Music Teachers Association

The Greater Memphis Music Teachers Association is an affiliate of the Tennessee Music Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association.

"Working for a More Musical Tomorrow "

To promote professional fraternity among music teachers, to stimulate professional growth among music teachers, to encourage a greater respect on the part of the public at large for the music teaching profession, and to support the objectives of the Tennessee Music Teachers Association and of the Music Teachers National Association.

Due to the cancellation of the MTNA 2020 Conference, videos of the sessions were made available to all members. If you missed the emailed links to the videos, they are still available on YouTube.


2019 Teacher of the Year Susan Gambrell

Susan is a private instructor of piano, voice and clarinet at Briarcrest Conservatory and in her home studio. She has taught in the school systems in Fort Worth, Texas and Vicksburg, Mississippi and for 30 years taught privately. In Vicksburg, for seventeen years, Susan was on staff as a Creative Arts Director for a local church. Susan led and delivered a wide range of arts -- overseeing and leading a worship team, jazz band, drama and dance teams of more than 100 volunteers. She has been the hospitality chairman for GMMTA the past few years and is currently serving as hospitality chair for the upcoming state convention.

Her passion and life goal is to guide, mold and develop students to reach their full God-given potential through music. One of Susan’s greatest joys is watching students discover their love for music and live it out! Her studio has ranged from students who are now on college scholarships in piano/voice performance, others singing and playing in musicals/bands and churches throughout the United States and students who play just for the sheer enjoyment! As a teacher, she teaches to the students’ gift mix and what they desire to accomplish through their music instruction.

GMMTA State Competition Travel Award

Due to the competitions being in our home town, Memphis, there will be no travel funds offered in 2020. Information regarding these funds may be found on the Travel Award Page under the Auditions Tab.

The Greater Memphis Music Teachers Association is committed to ensuring that each member of the community works or studies in an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination or harassment that is based on race, color, religion, age, disability, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or any legally protected class or basis (each a “protected class”). The Greater Memphis Music Teachers Association is committed to compliance with all applicable laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment in education.