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Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers' Association
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A FEW WORDS ABOUT US

The Saskatoon Branch of the Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers Association is comprised of 84 members who have one or multiple degrees or diplomas in piano, voice, musical theatre, clarinet, saxophone, theory, or music in early childhood. These experienced, qualified teachers offer both a solid grounding in the basics and can carry students through goals of playing for personal enjoyment, competitions and festivals, examinations, or diplomas. The added benefits of studying with a member of our professional association include performing in multiple recitals around Saskatoon, receiving awards and scholarships, workshops and masterclasses with guest artists, and entering performance, pedagogy, and composition competitions. We are committed to excellence in the musical education of our students, teaching with dedicated ability and experience, and a commitment to continuous professional development.

Meet Some of our Teachers

Donna Bramwell

ATCL, BA(Mus), MMus, RMT

Donna runs an active music studio in her home in the Forest Grove area. She is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan and is a member of the Musical Arts Club in Saskatoon.

Dr. Ilse Guenther

RMT, retired

Patricia Niekamp

ATCL, BMus, RMT

With more than 30 years experience in teaching piano lessons and music-related classes, Patricia’s credentials include a Teacher’s Associateship with the Trinity College of London and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the University of Saskatchewan with a major in music history and music literature. Patricia’s piano studio is very active…. plenty of teaching, many recitals, fun social activities happening year round especially during holiday seasons with students and their families.

Donna Thompson

B.Ed., ARCT, RMT

Donna is a semi retired piano and theory teacher who has recently moved to Saskatoon after a successful teaching career in western Saskatchewan and eastern Alberta. She is a founding member of the West Central Branch of SRMTA, and a Past President of the Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers’ Association.

About us

About the Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers Association.

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The Saskatchewan Registered Music Teachers’ Association was formed in 1932 as a provincial organization of music teachers, several years after the formation of smaller branches throughout the province. The first provincial convention took place in Regina in 1934 with Mr. George Palmer, Saskatoon being elected as the first Provincial President and Grace Knowlden, Regina as secretary.

SRMTA became a member of the newly formed Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Associations in 1935 at a founding meeting in Vancouver. Mr. George Palmer represented the provincial association on this historic occasion.

Due to the efforts of Lyell Gustin, George Palmer, Grace Knowlden, and Edith Mash, the objective of further raising professional standards was achieved when the Act of Registration was passed in 1938. The president of the University of Saskatchewan, Walter Murray and Dean Moxon helped pilot the act through the legislature. This Act was the first of its kind in the Dominion. The Act was then revised in 2003 to bring it to its current status.

TESTIMONIALS

  • My daughter's piano teacher excels at offering a balanced musical education. Each lesson includes the basics of theory, technique and performance, but more importantly my daughter is developing a love of music inspired by her teacher's diligence in exposing her to a wide variety of musical styles and composers.

    Wenona LundstenParent
  • I think that it's valuable to study with a registered music teacher because I can be sure that my teacher has good experience and credentials. I can feel confident that I'm receiving high quality music instruction.

    MirandaStudent
  • Being an RMT has put me on the cutting edge of teaching, helping me become the best I can be. Through continuing education, my musical knowledge is constantly renewed by SRMTA, benefitting my students greatly. Students also benefit from exclusive RMT competitions, scholarships, and recitals, and are involved in musical events all around Saskatoon.

    Noreen WensleyTeacher (RMT)