ISM and MMA to launch new combined membership deals
17 May 2013
The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) and the Music Masters and Mistresses Association (MMA) have announced that they will be launching a combined membership offer from September.
Full details about the cost of combined membership are yet to be confirmed, but the aim is to offer good value to music teachers who want to be part of both networks of teaching professionals and who also require the market-leading legal, insurance, advice and training services offered by the ISM. All current ISM and MMA individual membership packages will continue as normal.
'We see enormous value for music teachers in working in partnership with the ISM offering them even greater support and an unrivalled professional status,' said Scott Price, current president of the MMA. 'Those with long memories will remember tthat the MMA was once a significant part of the ISM, and we are delighted to be building stringer links once again.'
Deborah Annetts, chief executive of the ISM, said the organisation was delighted to be introducing this partnership that would benefit a great many music teachers. 'As part of our commitment to bringing the music eucaiton sector closer together we are working ever more closely with our colleagues at MMA, which was a key partner in our hugely successful Bacc for the Future campaign which secured a government U-turn on the English Baccalaureate proposals.'