Annual Breakfast Meeting - April 12 - Morgan's Restaurant

Our annual Breakfast Meeting was held at Morgan's Restaurant on April 12.  Members enjoyed camaraderie with one another while we held our last general meeting until September.  We presented Darlene Sydlik and Denise Williams with plaques in recognition for their 25 years of service to our organization.  Kris Fosbenner was installed as our new President!  Thank you to everyone who was able to attend!

Many thanks to Elizabeth Zemanek, who has served so enthusiastically and with utmost integrity and competence during the past two years.

Elizabeth Zemanek, outgoing President, swears in Kris Fosbenner, incoming President:

2017 Play-a-Thon

Our annual Play-a-Thon took place on February 25 and 26 at the South Mall.  Over 200 students participated.  The total amount collected to date is $7294.56, with a few more donations still expected to come in.  The studio of Gloriana Sewell raised the most money, followed by those of Susan Kuntz and Martha Schrempel.  Amazon gift cards  were awarded to Asa, Elijah, and Gabriel Ligowski (students of Gloriana Sewell), who were tied for raising the most money in pledges. They each raised $240!  They will also share a gift certificate for Young’s Music Store.  Gift certificates for Young’s were also  sent to Landen Burns (student of Kris Fosbenner), who raised $150, and to Sarah Grace Daza (student of Denise Williams), who raised $121.  Three students won free tunings from Jacobs Music:  Isabelle Alessi (student of Irmgard Pursell), Isabelle Russo (student of Carolyn Anderson), and Chris Konopelski (student of Cherie Murray).  Two students won free tunings from Zeiner’s:  Inara Niaz (student of Susan Kuntz), and Mana Khalvati (student of Deb Fleming). 

We are grateful to the South Mall, Zeiner’s Pianos (for providing the pianos as well as the two free piano tunings which were prizes in a drawing at the end of the event), Young’s Music Store for the discount coupons and gift certificates that they provided, and Elizabeth Campbell of Jacobs Music for her help at the event and for also providing another three free piano tunings for the drawing.  Elizabeth also took the contents of the leftover goody bags to Safe Harbor Shelter in Easton to give to the people there.  Thanks also go out to Utz, Just Born, and Provident and Santendar banks for their contributions for the goody bags.  Chairing the event this year was Susan Kuntz, with help from Cherie Murray, Kris Fosbenner, and Deborah Fleming.  Everything went smoothly and a lot of good music was heard throughout the Mall!  We received many favorable comments from passers-by.  Thanks to all who helped make this event a success! 

Cherie Murray, LVMTA Play-a-Thon Co-Chair

Our Mission


To organize all music teachers in the Lehigh Valley into one professional society.

To promote public recognition of the value of music education.

To develop the potential of members and their students.

To encourage, inspire, and assist students in their study and enjoyment of music.