Free Kawaii Piano – this is NOT a scam

The owner of this Kawaii piano contacted Otterbein, wanting to donate it.
But they don’t have room for it.  Fortunately, we have several CEOMTA members who are faculty at Otterbein who knew about this.  This is not a scam.
FREE studio piano available to a loving home.
Kawai, nearly 40 years old, mahogany, excellent condition, kept regularly tuned in a home.
Must be needed and appreciated.
Recipient is responsible for moving from its Grove City home.
Contact Linda at

Upcoming IMTF – Teaching during COVID-19

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Independent Music Teachers Forum!

On Friday, November 6th from 10:00-11:30 am, Suzanne Newcomb, IMTF chair, will lead a lively discussion about teaching during our historic COVID-19 quarantine. We’ll talk about what has worked with our students online and what hasn’t. Discussion topics will include technology that is helpful for the most effective lessons, teaching materials that have achieved success, and how to appropriately check in on the mental health and well-being of your students during this challenging time. Breakout rooms will be utilized for smaller group discussions. Our unique group of district teachers will be able to have an exchange of ideas as well as some much needed fellowship. Click on the link below to join us!

Zoom Link IMTF Nov 6

Or enter Meeting ID = 832-0712-3880

This information can also be found on our website:

Suzanne Newcomb, NCTM, Independent Music Teachers Forum Chairman


Support us with Amazon Smile

Dear Members and Friends,

The holiday season is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to remind you to shop at Amazon Smile.

Amazon Smile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on Amazon Smile, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice – hopefully us!

Make a difference this holiday.  To sign up for Amazon Smile and shop for gifts to generate donations for our District you can do so using this link: 

Or you can go to in your browser. You will be prompted to choose an organization.  Search “Ohio Music Teachers” and choose our Central Eastern District from the list.  (Johnstown, OH – they use our treasurer’s city as our address.)

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Bruce Piper, NCTM – Treasurer