It is expected that MaineMTA members will abide by the MTNA code of ethics, which is printed below:
Revised Code of Ethics –
The principles and aspirations found in the Code of Ethics are not conditions of membership, but are goals and ideals that each MTNA member should strive to make an essential part of his or her professional commitment to students, to colleagues, and to society.
Commitment to Students
The teacher shall conduct the relationship with students and families in a professional manner.
- The teacher shall respect the personal integrity and privacy of students unless the law requires disclosure.
- The teacher shall clearly communicate the expectations of the studio.
- The teacher shall encourage, guide and develop the musical potential of each student.
- The teacher shall treat each student with dignity and respect, without discrimination of any kind.
- The teacher shall respect the student’s right to obtain instruction from the teacher of his or her choice.
Commitment to Colleagues
The teacher shall maintain a professional attitude and shall act with integrity with regard to colleagues in the profession.
- The teacher shall respect the reputation of colleagues and shall refrain from making false or malicious statements about colleagues.
- The teacher shall refrain from disclosing sensitive information about colleagues obtained in the course of professional service unless disclosure serves a compelling professional purpose or is required by law.
- The teacher shall participate in the student’s change of teachers with as much communication as possible between parties, while being sensitive to the privacy rights of the student and families.
Commitment to Society
The teacher shall maintain the highest standard of professional conduct and personal integrity.
- The teacher shall accurately represent his/her professional qualifications.
- The teacher shall strive for continued growth in professional competencies.
- The teacher is encouraged to be a resource in the community.
Breach of Ethics
In cases when the code of ethics has been perceived to have been breached a peer review committee shall be formed to review documented grievances, and, in so far as possible, help to resolve or ameliorate the issue in question.
This service will be provided by MaineMTA as a means of promoting fair and sound educational principles, and continuing good fellowship among the teaching community.