Headwaters Music & Arts is a Minnesota Music Teachers Association (MMTA) studio. We support MMTA's mission to nurture the developing musician through programs that will encourage and inspire, and encourage you to take on the challenge of MMTA exams. Read the MMTA Exam Requirements.
There is something for everyone!
Music Bridges - share your creative gifts in a program designed by YOU!
Exams - demonstrate your growth by achieving each level!
Contests - showcase a piece you’ve mastered!
Theory - become a well-rounded musician and composer!
Keyboard Skills - show off your scales, chords and arpeggios!
All instruments welcome!
MMTA stands for the Minnesota Music Teachers Association. It organizes programming for musicians at every level. These include exams, contests, theory exams, keyboard skills and ensemble festivals. Programming is offered at sites locally and across the state.ine what program is the best fit for you.
MMTA programs can serve as motivating goals for students and provide structure to lessons. As students grow, MMTA programs can help record progress. They are great opportunities for students who’d like an additional challenge.get connected. A teacher will determ
Teachers work with students throughout the year on an MMTA program or exam. Working on MMTA material can be a supplement to other lesson work or can make up the bulk of the lesson, depending on the program.
The best way to know is to have a conversation with your teacher. There are many options for all levels and interests.
Each program costs between $15-$25. Headwaters offers a number of scholarship opportunities.
Express your interest to your Headwaters teacher or firstname.lastname@example.org to get connected. A teacher will determine what program is the best fit for you.
You are expected to follow through on the time commitment for the program you received a scholarship for.
While we eventually require signatures from a parent or guardian, it is acceptable to submit details on their behalf. We are happy to assist you in this process.
We carefully budget each year to offer scholarships for lessons and classes, and our scholarship fund depends upon the amount we can raise through events, sponsorships, grants, and individual donations. Most years we have been able to approve every application, but approval does depend upon available funds and the amount of applicants.
For our merit based scholarships there are only three available and applications will be reviewed and scholarships awarded to the three students who best match the criteria.
"I was really motivated to get the ribbons and I really enjoyed making the projects. I felt so proud to learn the songs and perform them from memory."
"I like MMTA because it's fun to be creative with music and art. Plus you might even get a ribbon and the judge is very nice. So there is nothing to be worried about! And if you join, I hope you have fun!"
"I enjoyed MMTA because it challenged me to improve not only my piano skill but also my critical thinking ability. It helped me be motivated to practice and caused me to enjoy piano all the more!"