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In 1932 a group of private music teachers came together to form the BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association (BCRMTA).

A national organization the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers (CFMT) was founded in 1935 in Vancouver BC.

In 1985 a group of ten private teachers wanted to promote continued learning and quality private music lessons so the Coquitlam-Maple Ridge branch was formed.

One of the twenty-one branches in BC we have grown to approximately 70 members with a wide variety of music instruction.

For all levels of membership a high level of training is required. Teachers must have completed a recognized program.


  • To promote and support high standards of private music education.
  • To provide learning opportunities for teachers and students.
  • To provide leadership in music education.

The Coquitlam-Maple Ridge provides professionals with a high level of training offering a wide variety of quality music instruction.

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Canada Music Week

Canada Music Week was initiated in 1960 to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers Association. Canada Music Week is celebrated at the end of November to coincide with St. Cecelia's Day, the patron saint of music. In 1957 Violet Isfeld, who was then president of the Canadian Federation of Music…

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