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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.

For more information on our Vision, Values and Code of Ethics, click here.

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

PIANOS FOR THE STREET from June 2-19 is a repeat of the highly successful public music/arts project that TMTA produced in 2014.  Cheerfully decorated pianos will be placed on the streets for the public to play and enjoy at the West Lafayette Public Library and Wabash Landing 9 Theater in West Lafayette, and at Long Center on 6th Street, and Kathie’s Kandies, Instant Copy, and Two Tulips on Main Street in downtown Lafayette.   Pianos are being painted by the residents of Westminster Village, Elizabeth Lincourt and her son Benjamin, and the Morton Youth Artists instructed by Jeannette Rehmel.  As we said in 2014: Play the Piano! Enjoy Live Music! Enjoy the Arts in Greater Lafayette!

Richard Gorden tuned some of the pianos for TMTA’s Pianos for the Street

Michael from Northside Music also tunes for Pianos for the Street.

Michael

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

Monster Concert 2011

A Grand Piano Extravaganza

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Pianos for the Street 2014

You may recognize a few of the participants in our Pianos for the Street event.

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