Christmas in the Park (downtown SJ)
Friday, December 19th
int./advanced students arrive @5:30pm
we perform on the main stage at 6pm.
Dress: Warm Holiday (Santa Hats Encouraged)
I'll have the music...please bring a stand if you have one. Meet at the Main Stage (near Santa). Rain or Shine, we're on!
Class is out until January 9th -- see you all in January at the regular time. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Want to join Free Music School? "Music Mentor" volunteers and Intermediate/Advanced students (can play basic scales and count basic rhythms, are in grade 4 or above) can join at any time -- please contact us.
Beginning Students: stay tuned for the next session to begin
Free Music School is just that-- a place where all students in grades 4-12 can learn to play a musical instrument free of charge. Students must provide their own working instrument*, instruction book and music stand,
and be committed to outstanding attendance.
Classes are led by volunteer musicians ,"Music Mentors", who work with small groups of students on their instrument of expertise.
The Free Music School is able to offer instruction on
all band and orchestra instruments --
trumpet flute clarinet saxophone
trombone tuba french horn
(we DO NOT offer instruction on guitar at this time. Percussion (drums) will only be offered to students who have reached the "intermediate" level on any other pitched instrument --band instrument, piano or violin.
* Due to generous donations, we do have a few instruments to loan students free of charge. The selection is limited, so students may not get their first choice of instrument their first year. (You will still need to provide the book and music stand.) Please, do not ask to borrow an instrument if you can afford to rent one. AND, if you can donate an instrument to our program, or $$to purchase an instrument, please do:)
Classes are held once a week, on Friday afternoons, at:
Almaden Hills United Methodist Church
1200 Blossom Hill Rd. San Jose, CA 95119
Class times are as follows:
Theory (required for all beginning students): 4pm-4:30pm
Intermediate: 5-5:30 pm
please see our "Current Events" page for more details.
For more information about registering as a student,
or applying to become a Music Mentor,
please click on the link below.
How do I sign-up?......
To register as a new student, please attend our
New Student Orientation: Friday, August 29th, 2014 @4pm
all NEW students (and their parents/guardians) are required to attend this meeting.
-- come and learn how our program works!
-- ask all of your questions here!
-- see a demo of the available instruments; students can choose which instrument they would like to play.
--meet some of our volunteer "Music Mentors".
-- see if this program is right for you!
Free Music School
@Almaden Hills United Methodist Church
1200 Blossom Hill Road
San Jose, CA 95118