Pompton Valley Music Teachers Association was offically incorporated January 17th, 1972; although it was an active organiztion for many years prior, dating back to the 1950's. Originally most events were held in member's homes. Original founders of PVMTA; Nellie Douglas, Daphne Kremzner and Elaine Crane of Pompton Plains, with Betty Hermanni and Chloe Di Salvo of Pompton Lakes were dedicated to the music teaching profession and their students. Their mission: "to promote and further the appreciation and enjoyment of music among the people, young and old, of the Township of Pequannock in the County of Morrris in the State of New Jersey and of the neighboring communities" continues today with many current members who were mentored by these teachers. With the assistance of their friend Seymour Bernstein, PVMTA purchased a beautiful c. 1896 Steinway c and began to hold their performance events at Christ Church in Pompton Lakes.
Remaining true to the original intentions of the organization, PVMTA currently serves the communities of Northern New Jersey. Music teachers from many counties become members in order to continue their education through Master Classes and seasonal seminars as well as to present their students in performances in a professional, yet intimate and nurturing setting.
Music remains one of the the most rewarding forms of self -expression through centuries of technological revolution. Especially in this day and age of computers and enhanced communication, our studetn's lives are enriched by their musical and artistic endeavors. PVMTA, through it's ongoing activities and events is dedicated to continually creating an educational and motivational organization for it's teachers, students and families.