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The Tippecanoe Music Teachers Association, formerly known as the Tippecanoe Piano Teachers Network, was established in 1986 to support quality music education in the greater Lafayette area. All TMTA members also belong to the Music Teachers National Association and the Indiana Music Teachers Association. By coordinating the efforts of individual music teachers, TMTA is able to produce many exciting music activities which contribute to the cultural richness of our city and help build the creative, intellectual, social, and physical skills of our students.
Our members provide instruction on a variety of different instruments as well as music theory and education. See our Services Overview at the bottom of this page.
Use the sidebar menu to the right in order to review the listing of all of our current member teachers. Feel free to contact any of us. We will be more than glad to help you through your musical journey.
MONSTER CONCERT 2017
The 2017 MONSTER CONCERT a grand piano extravaganza, is Thursday, June 8 at 7:00 pm at Long Center for the Performing Arts. It features piano ensemble music, performed on ten pianos by over 175 pianists, grade 3 to adult, playing in groups of up to 20 at a time. The concert is sponsored by the Tippecanoe Music Teachers Association and will be directed by Nadya Dubikovsky of West Lafayette. Patriotic, popular and Jazz arrangements, classical works and more will be performed by students who represent 19 local independent piano studios.
Monster Concerts have a long history in Lafayette, dating to 1979 when area adult pianists performed the first of four Monster Concerts that were a part of the Midsummer Arts Festival. The Piano Teachers Network (now the Tippecanoe Music Teachers Association) began producing the biennial concerts for students in 1987. With this year’s concert, over 2,000 students have had the opportunity to experience piano teamwork on a large scale. Since 1989, TMTA has presented a concert piano bench to the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, helped in the maintenance of the LSO Steinway concert grand piano (which was purchased with funds from the 1979-1982 programs), contributed to the purchase and maintenance of a grand piano for community use at the West Lafayette Public Library, provided a concert bench for that piano, and helped support the annual West Lafayette Musicale’s Jamieson Piano Competition. Several years ago, TMTA donated a Steinway grand piano and concert bench to the Tippecanoe Arts Federation which TMTA had housed and maintained at TAF for many years.
TMTA provides many educational and performance opportunities for area piano students through events such as the Sunday Showcase Recitals, Achievement in Music Festival and IMTA District Auditions as well as continuing education opportunities for members.
A sustained education in music provides intellectual and creative advantages that last a lifetime. Among the benefits of music study are the development of self-confidence, self-discipline and an outlet for self-expression. The 2017 Monster Concert provides all of these experiences for local piano students.
TICKETS to the June 8, 2017 Monster Piano Concert are $5 per person in advance. Purchase your tickets during rehearsals at Long Center on June 5-6-7 between 4 and 8pm. Tickets purchased at the door on the night of the concert are $7 per person. Children ages 3 and older must have a ticket. A special ticket is available for $15 for a family 4 when purchased in advance; $20 at the door.
Here are a few of the members of the Tippecanoe Music Teachers Association
Pianos for the Street
Michael from Northside Music also tunes for Pianos for the Street.
Our Current Officers
Ginnie Luce Co-President
Caryl Matthews Co-President
Cynthia Gribble Recording Secretary
Rose Hallberg Treasurer
Chris Legler, Member at Large
Standing Committees Chairpersons
AIM Festivals: Dan Whiteley
Monster Concerts:TMTA Board of Directors:
Sunday Showcase Recitals: Melanie Manges
Sonatina/Sonata Festival: Melanie Manges