Music Students to play at Barnes & Noble South Pointe Store to raise funds for Music Outreach

Post date: Feb 4, 2017 8:27:27 PM

Music Students of Lincoln Music Teachers Association (LMTA) members will play from 1:00 to 5:00 PM at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore at SouthPointe Pavilion, 2910 Pine Lake Road, Lincoln, Nebraska on Sunday, February 12 to raise money for the LMTA Music Outreach Program (LMTA-MOP).

Barnes and Noble will donate a percentage of all sales made at this store on Feb 12 for those who identify themselves as friends of LMTA. Online sales will also qualify for the donation from February 12th to February 17th. Go to use Bookfair ID 12091484.

LMTA is a nonprofit organization of independent music teachers and college faculty whose primary objective is to provide educational and performance opportunities for their member teachers and students. The Music Outreach Program is administered by a nine-member volunteer committee of LMTA teachers, partnering with local music stores, piano tuners and businesses. Chet’s Moving and Storage houses donated MOP pianos and delivers them to student’s homes free of charge. Dietze Music donates free print music for MOP students. The Violin Shop, Capital City Strings and CGSmusic repair stringed instruments as needed and provide reduced-cost rental instruments for string students. Approximately five local piano tuners provide one free tuning and several will do extra reduced cost tunings. Scott Kerns, (That Tuning Guy) evaluates potential piano donations for suitability.

Presently, a maximum of 50 students are being served by 14 professional teachers who meet continuing education criteria. The annual cost of lessons for an individual student is approximately $850. The LMTA Music Outreach Program is supported in part by grants from the Nebraska Arts Council & the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, the Lincoln Community Foundation, the Pearle Francis Finigan Foundation, the Cooper Foundation, the Harris Foundation, Viking Foundation, private donations and LMTA fundraisers.

More information regarding the LMTA Music Outreach Program may be found at Tax-deductible donations may also be made through to support the Music Outreach Program.

A student plays at the Barnes & Noble fundraiser last year.

B&N will donate a percentage of their profits to the LMTA Music Outreach Program for sales by LMTA supporters at the South Pavillion Store on Feb 12, or online sales from Feb 12 to Feb 17 with Bookfair ID 12091484.

Jo Riecker-Karl​, PR Chair