MTNA Convention

This campaign is very important for showcasing my "Little Gems for Piano" books at a Music Teacher's National Association convention in Orlando on March 18,  2018.  The books were written so that beginners could access expressive and delightful pieces from the very beginning of piano studies.  To see more about the books, please visit . Most composers have a huge publishing company to pay for their flight, booth and hotel.  As a one woman entrepreneur, I am responsible for all expenses.  

The expenses include:
Booth fee to sell the books: $825
Flight to Orlando:  Frequent Flyer Miles.  :)
Hotel for 5 nights: $1020
Per diem for a week: $300

I am looking for grants that support women and musicians, but this is an extremely time consuming process without a lot of return, unfortunately.  But my search continues!  Great news! I was just awarded a grant of $750 so I am closer to my goal!

Your support would mean so much to me.  The Little Gems are really starting to gain momentum and are acquiring a following, especially in the US, Canada, and Australia, and with some customers in China, Spain, France, Mexico, and even Estonia!  I love going to conventions and talking with new potential customers, meeting past customers who I have  only communicated with online, and meeting colleagues who also share a passion for teaching piano.  The convention brings in over 2000 music teachers from all over the world and is a wonderful opportunity to showcase new products for piano teachers.

A donation of any amount- $10, $15, $20, $25, $50, etc is more than appreciated!  As an added incentive, anyone who contributes $50 or more will receive a signed copy of any of the Little Gems books.  They make a wonderful gift for any budding musicians in your life.

 Thank you for considering supporting the Little Gems for Piano!


  • Linda Woo 
    • $150 
    • 56 mos
  • Grant  
    • $750 (Offline)
    • 56 mos
  • Barbara Kosnar 
    • $50 
    • 58 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 58 mos
  • Andrew Goldfarb 
    • $150 
    • 58 mos
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Paula Dreyer Ganiaris 
Oakland, CA

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