The Heritage League presents LMTA with a check for $5000

Amy Song, student of LMTA-MOP Teacher Svetlana Yashirin, was one of many LMTA students who played at the 2019 Holiday of Trees.

The Heritage League recently presented the Lincoln Music Teachers Association with a $5000 check for the benefit of their LMTA Music Outreach Program (LMTA-MOP) as the major recipient of their 2019 Holiday of Trees proceeds. Twenty- two students of nine LMTA-MOP Teachers and twenty- six students of LMTA Teachers had helped to provide nonstop background music for their 47th two-day event at Westminster Presbyterian Church last December. LMTA also provided a featured tree among twenty trees donated by nonprofits.

The Heritage League Woman’s Club, organized in 1966, is affiliated with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC). The Heritage League was organized for charitable and educational purposes and is a 501(c)(3) organization. The club meets on Tuesdays for general meetings with featured programs and also has special interest groups that include Bridge, Books, and Home & Away. For more information about The Heritage League, contact Amy Dusenbery, 402-202-7801, or visit

The award-winning LMTA Music Outreach Program offers low-cost music lessons, instruments and their upkeep, sheet music, and community performance opportunities for up to 50 area limited-resource students who can document need. Lessons are now available in piano, organ, percussion, violin, viola, voice, guitar, flute, saxophone and clarinet to those who are capable of taking online lessons. Some teachers will be resuming in-person lessons in the fall.

Using private donations, grants, fundraising activities, and modest fees paid by the student families, MOP pays its teachers along with other operating costs. MTA-MOP is administered by a volunteer committee and a part-time administrative assistant in collaboration with community partners who provide free or greatly reduced-cost piano tuning, instrument rental, upkeep and repairs, free sheet music, piano moving and storage, and meeting or teaching space.

LMTA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. Monetary, instrument and music donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, For more information, to make a donation, or nominate a talented student, go to [Music Outreach Program] and [MUSIC Endowment].

By Jo Riecker-Karl, LMTA-MOP Chair