Keys to Success: On time, every time ......Bring ALL of your supplies, ......and PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!
Free Music School provides free, weekly, instrumental music lessons to students in grades 4-12.
We offer beginning, intermediate and advanced classes on violin, trumpet, flute, clarinet, sax, trombone, baritone, and tuba. Students choose ONE instrument to learn to play.
Classes are held on Friday afternoons, for half-hour group sessions, between the hours of 4-6pm.
Parents provide the instrument ( and music book/ stand) and volunteer "Music Mentors" provide the lessons, free of charge. Please note: we are NOT a "low-income" program, we are an "every income" program :)
Every student in grades 4-12 who would like to learn to play a musical instrument,
and is dedicated to attending EVERY week and practicing at home is encouraged to join our program.
Classes are held at:
Almaden Hills United Methodist Church, 1200 Blossom Hill Road, San Jose
Registration for Beginners for the 2017-2018 session is now closed.
Beginning students: please check back in August 2018 for our next registration.
Intermediate/Advanced Students are still welcome to join our program, please contact us for details.
4th-12th grade students who currently play a musical instrument and have finished at least one year of instruction on their instrument are welcome to join our intermediate/advanced classes. About 1/2 of our program is for beginning students, and the other 1/2 is for students who love to come and play at FMS. Many of our middle school students attend for extra rehearsal time. We offer community service credit to our Music Mentors. All of our students enjoy our low-pressure, group atmosphere. It's fun. We want to share music with each other -- that's why we're all here, both students and mentors alike. Please contact us for more information.
We also welcome new music-mentor volunteers -- please contact us for more information!
"Because every student deserves the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument."
Donations are always appreciated!
If you would like to donate a musical instrument, supplies, sheet music, etc., please see our donations page.
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If you are registered, your name is on the sign-in sheet, and you need to sign YOURSELF in every Friday. Registration forms, for returning students only, are by the front door. Fill them out, put them in the box, and your name will be added to the list.
There will be another AHUMC Youth Group event happening on 9/15 -- FMS students, don't get confused -- we're still here! Some Youth Group parents may be in the hall and kitchen. FMS parents, please remain outside of the classroom areas.
Questions: email us at
Does your 4th-12th grade student already play a musical instrument? "Intermediate/Advanced" students are welcome to join our program at any time during the year. Please see our "New Students" page for more information.
Volunteer "Music Mentors: needed! Musicians of all ages and ability levels are invited to join our program. We also offer "community service" credit to our high school volunteers. Please visit our Music Mentor page for more information.