Suffolk Music Teachers Foundation

“It is in learning music that many youthful hearts learn to love…”

Matthieu Ricard

Welcome to the Suffolk Music Teachers Foundation! 

As of August 2023, the Suffolk Piano Teachers Foundation is doing business as the Suffolk Music Teachers Foundation. We invite teachers of all instruments, including voice, to connect with other music teachers, develop their teaching skills, and encourage their students to perform.

Suffolk Piano Teachers Foundation was established in 1970 to provide a nucleus for discussion, information and new developments in the area of piano and keyboard pedagogy. The group expanded to include the presentation of workshops, trips, and outside speakers. It was eventually established as a non-profit organization of professional music educators whose purpose is to involve teachers and their students in a musical community and assist teachers in attaining a higher quality of music education.

SMTF provides performance opportunities for members’ students, including a memorized Formal Recital, Creative Showcase, a Themed Festival Recital, Chamber Music Recital, an annual Piano Competition, and Honors Recitals held at the Staller Center for the Arts. We provide assistance in preparing students for NYSSMA, National Guild Auditions and The Royal Conservatory of Music assessments.