Welcome to IAOMEI, the International Association of Online Music Educators and Institutions—a vibrant network of passionate professionals dedicated to quality, affordability, and unwavering support in online music instruction.

At IAOMEI, we firmly believe in the immense potential of online education and its transformative power within the realm of music. Our mission is clear: to advance and promote online music education by showcasing exceptional classes taught by skilled and accomplished teachers.

By joining IAOMEI, you become part of a vibrant community that propels online music education to new heights. Benefit from our accreditation and validation, which distinguish outstanding educators and their courses. Connect with a network of PhDs, professors, experienced educators, and industry professionals who share your dedication and passion for music instruction. Together, we elevate the standard of online music education, inspiring learners worldwide.

Unleash your potential, seize the opportunities of online education, and join IAOMEI today. Let us harmonize the world of music instruction, empowering both teachers and students on their musical journeys.


To become an accredited course, instructors must show a commitment to the five key factors that we identify as the most essential elements in an online music class.

Does the teacher organize the material effectively? Do they teach, or do they simply convey information? 

Are the materials easy to navigate through? Does the platform of the class help or inhibit learning? 

How has the teacher incorporated media (audio, video, and other tools)? Are the video elements a sufficient resolution, and audio quality clear?

How are students invited to engage with the class? Are they given assignments, projects, or worksheets? What can they take away from the lecture?

Is the course priced appropriately? Do materials have subtitles and ADA compliancy? 

For Instructors

There are a number of ways to assure your courses are in compliance with the IAOMEI standards. We would encourage you to join the organization as an individual or institutional member to keep up to date on the latest standards and practices.

More importantly, if you would like your courses accredited, you must become a member first.