MTAC Certificate of Merit


Certificate of Merit (CM) is an evaluation program that was created and developed by Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC) in 1934 and has been growing stronger ever since. The CM program is based on a solid foundation of systematic progressin through the levels.


Goals of Certificate of Merit


*To provide a systematic and comprehensive plan to develop performance skill, technique, ear training and sight reading skills, and understanding of music theory;

*To provide practical goals goals to help students maintain a steady and focused appreciation of their musical studies;

*To encourage students to strive for musical excellence;

*To create opportunities in which students may share their music with others.


The OC Piano Studio students have the opportunity to participate in this program and receive a document after completion of each level (there is ten levels in a program).