Dr. Todd Tipton's (owner and instructor of Noda Guitar Studio) mission is to guide students to work effectively and efficiently, and to play with security and confidence. He is a member of the following organizations and associations:

The Guitar Foundation of America inspires artistry, builds community, and promotes  the classical guitar internationally through excellence in performance, literature,  education and research.


     The Guitar Foundation of America is the world’s largest multi-national guitar organization. Founded in 1973, the GFA publishes the quarterly journal, Soundboard, annual scholarly journal Soundboard Scholar, and quarterly youth oriented publication Prodigies; maintains a large archive of scores, books and manuscripts; hosts the annual GFA Convention and Competitions including the prestigious International Concert Artist Competition, International Youth Competitions and International Ensemble Competition; commissions composers of the guitar; organizes the annual GFA winner’s concert tour currently comprised of approximately 50 concerts around the country; holds multiple annual Regional Symposia, one day mini-conventions in various locations; and works to establish and support pre-college guitar programs in cities across the country.

Music Teachers National Association The mission of MTNA is to advance the value of music study and music making to society and to support the professionalism of music teachers.


     The MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

The Charlotte Music Teachers Association  is an event-oriented organization, hosting two main events every year: the Beethoven Composition Event and the Student Musician Certification Event. CMTA is affiliated with Music Teachers National Association and North Carolina Music Teachers Association.


The Charlotte Music Teachers Association Mission:

  • To further the art of music.

  • To promote the professional growth and development of its members by providing programs that encourage and support teaching, performance, composition and research. 

  • To provide ongoing performance and educational opportunities for students of its membership; To promote and support music and music education in the community. ​

  • To promote public awareness of the value of music education for all individuals.

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