Lyn Neal is a beloved musician and teacher from Tacoma, WA. At the age of 83, Lyn still competes locally, performs in several groups, and teaches violin, guitar, piano, and mandolin one day a week from her home.
While undergoing cancer treatment, Lyn's home was robbed and many of her instruments were stolen
, along with some of her medication. The instruments are not covered by insurance, so in order for her to continue making music and teaching the next generation, we need to raise funds to help replace her most-loved violin - the fiddle passed down from her father, who instilled in Lyn her love of music.
Lyn calculated her losses at $10k, although that estimate doesn't come close to the value of what's been lost - 5 violins, a Taylor guitar, a mandolin, and 3 instrument bows:
Violin: Lyons and Healy Chicago, IL (dark color)
Violin: Robert Glier ~1929 Ohio (light color)
Violin: Antique unlabeled Severely damaged and repaired Strung with octave low strings "Magini copy" (blonde color)
Electric Violin: Veta, with cable (regular body style, dark mahogany)
Electric Violin: Yamaha (modified electric body style, light shiny blue)
Guitar: Taylor (acoustic, no case, blonde color)
Mandolin: Lark In The Morning (no case, sunburst top)
Bow: Signature Chris English
Bow: Signature Phillip Stanley (repaired)
Cello bow: Signature Phillip StanleyPlease help us help Lyn, and bring music back to her life.
For more info, check out the story by KOMO News here.