Membership of the SASMT carries the following benefits:
A Benevolent Fund gives aid to members who are handicapped through illness or any other cause, as the Trustees may decide.
- South African Music Teacher magazine
Each member regularly receives the South African Music Teacher
. It is published annually and contains articles, reports and reviews relevant to music education in South Africa.
- Directory listing
Each professional and independent member's name, qualifications, subjects taught, mailing address, and telephone number are published in each issue of the South African Music Teacher magazine, and are also be available on this web site in the
section under the members menu.
This is a personal “advertisement” and anyone looking for a music teacher, can find your name in this directory.
There is only one database and it is updated by the secretaries or contact persons of every centre.
- SASMT Regional Conventions
Each region holds its own for centres in that area. These conventions usually include guest speakers and panel discussions addressing current issues regarding music education in South Africa, lecture-demonstrations, exhibitions, and musical performances. Conventions are valuable occasions for music teachers to develop their teaching skills and to be informed of the state of music education in South Africa.
Many centres have arranged with organisations in their region to offer discounts to SASMT members for concerts and other musical activities.
Besides receiving all the above benefits, a member who takes an active part in what the SASMT has to offer will have the satisfaction of helping to raise the status of the profession further and to increase its value to the community and every individual concerned with music.