About Us

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Mission Statement

The Lister-Sink Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit public charity dedicated to giving financial support to pianists and organists for prevention of, or rehabilitation from, playing-related injuries, and to maximize their musical artistry through the development of well-coordinated, injury-preventive piano technique and organ technique.  Established in 2011, the Lister-Sink Foundation, Inc. offers scholarships for retraining with qualified teachers, as well as medical treatment from acknowledged experts in the healthcare profession.  Additionally, it provides funds for training in the pedagogy of scientifically informed and artistically inspired injury-preventive piano technique and organ technique.


What is our Purpose?

The Lister-Sink Foundation, Inc. was established in 2011 as a not-for-profit public charity by an anonymous donor to further the mission of Barbara Lister-Sink to help reduce unnecessary playing-related injury among pianists and organists, and to help them obtain effective training in injury-preventive keyboard technique. By offering financial assistance, the Foundation hopes to help educate students, teachers and performers to the potential causes of injury, as well as to help guide the injured keyboard musician toward creditable sources for diagnosis, rehabilitation and retraining. The Lister-Sink Foundation, Inc. also hopes to raise awareness of the significant injuries that continue to plague the music keyboard world, and to impart a sense of urgency to the music and medical professions to find effective, scientifically grounded approaches to injury-preventive technique and pedagogy.

Ultimately, it is the hope of the trustees, donors and funding recipients of the Lister-Sink Foundation, Inc. to help pianists and organists avoid altogether the tragic waste of talent, time, careers and musical dream.


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