Organ Teacher Profile Projects Overview

Please note: This is simply an overview of the requirements of the Certification Teacher Profile. You must consult the Projects Workbook for complete instructions and suggestions.

Project #1 – Write Your Teaching Philosophy

Project #2 – Analyze Four Teaching Pieces

Give the historical background, teaching approach and theory analysis for each of the four mid-intermediate teaching pieces provided to you following submission of your application and payment of fee.

Project #3 – Present Your Teaching

  1. Video record three lesson segments with the same student on the same piece. (Video Recording Tips for Project 3)
  2. List the materials used in the recorded lessons.
  3. Write a self-evaluation of each recorded lesson segment.
  4. Provide your goals for this student.
  5. Show how you assess the outcomes of your teaching.
  6. Play and video record 5 to 10 minutes of your playing. Organists must choose pieces that are at least a late intermediate level, such as those recommended for the Service Playing Certificate from The American Guild of Organists These pieces do not have to be memorized.

Project #4 – Share Information About Your Teaching Environment

  1. Describe how you foster a teaching environment that promotes learning in your studio.
  2. Provide supporting documentation for three resources that you use in your studio or classroom.
  3. Describe how you use these three resources.

Project #5 – Discuss Your Business Ethics And Studio Policies

  1. Describe how you would ethically deal with three scenarios involving students, colleagues and family members. (Consult the MTNA Code of Ethics)
  2. Document your studio and business policies.

How To Apply

Certification Application is easy. If you are submitting a new application, please complete the online form or download the PDF and follow submission instructions.

Professional Certification Application (PDF)

Online Certification Application (for collegiate and active members)

Collegiate Certification Application (PDF)

Authorization and Release Form (PDF)