If you go

What: Loveland Academy of Music teacher’s concert to benefit Boys & Girls Club of Larimer County.

When: 2 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Bill Reed Middle School, 370 W. Fourth St., Loveland.

Cost: The concert is free but donations will be accepted for the Boys & Girls Club of Larimer County. A $10 donation is suggested.

Sunday afternoon the teachers of the Loveland Academy of Music will share their talents in a benefit concert for the Boys & Girls Club of Larimer County.

“The idea of a staff concert has been thrown around the academy for a couple years,” said Carly Jerome, student services coordinator the school. It also stems from the students wanting to see what the teachers could do. Jerome said they hope to make it an annual event.

Loveland Academy of Music offers individual instruction for a range of musical instruments. The “Staff Concert to Benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County” will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Bill Reed Middle School, 370 W. Fourth St., Loveland. The concert is free to the public, but donations will be taken for the Boys & Girls Club. Organizers suggest a donation of $10 but any amount will help. Jerome said they chose the Boys & Girls Club for the first concert because the group felt the two organizations has similar values and goals when it comes to helping children.

“We have a lot of different teachers who will be performing,” Jerome said. Once they decided to produce a show, the teachers started to collaborate on different music. Selections will come from varied sources, such as classical to classic rock.

“It’s fun. It’s a way for us to branch out and work on something we are passionate about for fun and for a great cause,” she said. Jerome said organizers hope to broaden the horizons of students by showing them several types of musical genres and having them see what their teachers can do.

“I think it will be helpful because they can see that teacher can actually play, too,” she said.

Jerome will be performing “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac with another teacher.

“I am so nervous,” she said, “I am the only person who works here without a musical background.”

Jerome studied filmmaking and liberal arts. She started taking lessons herself about six month ago at the academy. At the encouragement of another staff member who heard her practicing, she decided to join in.

“I let it roll around in my head and decided it’s going to be a great opportunity for me. I can show the kids that you don’t have to have an extensive musical background,” she said. Jerome said the staff and students at the academy are a supportive group, so she knows she will get a warm reception no matter what.

Michelle Vendegna: 970-699-5407, vendegnam@reporterherald.com