Music Academy @ First (First United Methodist Church)
This Year's Project: Beginning piano lessons
About Our Organization
The Music Academy @ First is an outreach mission of the First United Methodist Church. It's mission is to provide free quality musical training to financially disadvantaged children, by using the power of music and musical instruction to improve the lives of these at-risk youth. We are giving giving free beginning piano lessons and teaching 2 handchime groups (one for 4th graders and one for 5th graders) to students at Hunt A+ Elementary School. And we are adding free 30 minute private music lessons to students who qualify for free/reduced lunch and cannot afford to take private lessons. The Music Academy @ First admits students of any race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin.
Current Project: Beginning piano lessons
The Music Academy @ First is offering beginning piano lessons to 4th and 5th grade students at Hunt A+ Elementary School on Mondays after school gets out at 2:30 pm. We will be offering 3 sessions that last 7 weeks; the first starting October 3, the second starting January 9, and the third starting March 13. Each session would have 12 different students. All students participating would meet with an adult (provided by the program) to walk the students from Hunt across the street to First United Methodist Church for their lesson. The piano teachers would have passed backgroud checks and would be role models and mentors to the students. The Music Academy @ First admits students of any race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin. Students who do not have access to a keyboard will be loaned a portable keyboard to practice at home. The cost of to run this program, including music, piano tuning, piano moving and portable practice keyboards, will be covered by donations and grants. There would be no cost to the students or the school district.