San Fernando West Valley


San Fernando West Valley Branch


Mission Statement

The mission of the Music Teachers' Association of California is to promote excellence in the music teaching profession.  We do this through high membership standards, strong ethical values, and continuing professional education.

A history of Excellence

Since receiving our charter in 1960, the San Fernando West Valley Branch (SFWV) has shown a steady growth in membership and programs. The monthly meetings provide opportunities for discussion and exchanges of ideas pertaining to the private music teacher. Guest speakers and artists offer further stimulation and encourage a broadening of creative capacities. 

The SFWV Branch serves teachers from North Hollywood to Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley.  As of September 2018, we have 86 Active Members, 2 student Members, and 2 honorary Members. Our membership includes teachers with private studios, educators at public and private schools, and college professors offering instruction in the disciplines of piano, organ, violin, viola, cello, flute, oboe, clarinet, baritone horn, and voice.

Students have many opportunities to perform and compete. Branch programs include the CA State Certificate of Merit Program, Branch Honors Recital, Showcase Recitals, Sight Reading Festival, the Southern California Junior Bach Festival, Contemporary Festival, VOCE, Concerto Competition, All-String / Wind Baroque Festival, and the Memorial Awards Competition.