By Lorraine Caposole, President, Northwest Florida Music Teachers Association
A benefit concert series put on by the Northwest Florida Music Teachers Association (NFMTA) raised over $1 thousand dollars for Bay County Library’s Youth Services department, a donation that will help support the library’s school-age programs. Beyond the traditional library resources, their services for teens and children include STEM programs and an early literacy program, but library patrons can also check out ukuleles and dulcimers or attend their monthly Uke Socials. For a full list of what’s on offer, visit the Bay County Library’s website at baycountylibrary.org.
Find more information on the Northwest Florida Music Teachers Association on their Facebook page, where you can inquire about being part of our Teachers Group, locate a music teacher or ask a question. The NFMTA Facebook page is monitored by local teachers, Emily Breezee and Tanya Brooks. The Association is part of the Florida Music Teachers Association and the Music Teachers National Association. NFMTA welcomes new teachers to the group, with monthly meetings held at 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month. These offer a time to share, learn and compare notes, but also to collaborate on group events. The NFMTA will be hosting a Contemporary Music Festival on October 15 at the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, beginning at 9 a.m. Each teacher will have a 10 minute slot to present their student performances. In the Spring of 2023, An Annual Student Day will be held with judged, but non-competitive, events.
The Northwest Florida Music Teachers Association’s President, Lorraine Caposole is pictured next to her piano student, Jaimeson Echavia, as a check is presented to the Bay County Library’s Head of Youth Services, Tania Watts.