Join the ISM and the Music Teachers’ Association from £174 a year

Get up to 25% off the cost of both memberships

Join the two leading independent bodies in music education via our joint membership scheme, offering superb value. Music teachers holding a Music Teachers’ Association / ISM membership will have access to the complete range of services a music teaching professional needs today, along with connections across the music education sector in the UK.

Our membership includes a wide representation of music teachers working in schools of all types and ages, instrumental teachers working for schools and hubs, heads of department, music administrators in schools as well as over 80 corporate members who are very active in connecting with members. Over a third of our corporate members exhibit at the Music Teachers’ Association annual conference. 

For more details on Music Teachers’ Association membership click here.

For more details on ISM benefits of membership click here.

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Benefits of Joint Membership

Joining the MTA & ISM together gives you unparalleled networking across the music education sector with teachers working in a broad spectrum of environments. The MTA’s impressive publication portfolio includes the highly regarded Ensemble Magazine, Annual Music Department Directory with full details of over 140 UK music departments, as well as the MTA Yearbook and monthly e-bulletins.

In addition a full INSET programme operating around the UK and capacity Conference all in host schools so that you can see how other departments work all offer incredible value for money for the working music teacher.

Our joint membership also allows you to take advantage of public liability cover up to £10m, legal expenses cover up to £100K, up to 20% off instrument and equipment insurance, legal assistance including representation at grievance and disciplinary meetings, one-to-one advice and online resources and inclusion in the ISM Music Directory.


Music Teachers’ Association and ISM full membership – £187.65 a year (save 25%).
ISM full membership and MTA VMT/instrumental (freelance) membership – £174 a year (save 25%).
(This offer is only available with ISM full membership.)

How to join

In the first instance, please email the Music Teachers’ Association membership secretary Sophie Kirk, who will be happy to talk over the process of taking up this great offer.