Free Music School
A Free, Bay Area Instrumental Music Program
For Students In Grades 4-12.


Free Music School Fundraiser
International Lunch @Almaden Hills UMC
Sunday, May 24th, 11am

The mom's of FMS will be selling delicious food from Argentina, Peru, Mexico and more!  It will be like a "bake sale", but with fantastic lunch food! 

Proceeds will help purchase more instruments, music and supplies for FMS.  Come hungry and bring cash!
(you are also welcome to attend church service from 10-11am:)
Almaden Hills United Methodist Church
1200 Blossom Hill Road
San Jose, CA  95119
Also, students-bring your instruments!  We will be having a special class following lunch, from 12-2pm.  Hope you can all make it, see you there!

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. 

*  Learn to play a musical instrument.
*  Get more practice time in, for students who already play.
*  Are you a composer/arranger? Our advanced group will try-out your music for you when you join us to play.
*  Earn High School Community Service Credit for musicians who help-out as "Music Mentors" to the younger generation.

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 the following band
and orchestra instruments --

          trumpet                        flute                      clarinet                       saxophone
          trombone                     tuba              french horn                   baritone
 violin                               cello             viola                   upright-bass   
* our piano program will be open if/when we find additional piano volunteers .
 * Due to generous donations, we do have a few instruments to loan students free of charge.
Group 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
Beginning:  4:30-5pm
Intermediate:  5-5:30 pm
Advanced:  5:30-6pm
please see our "Current Events" page for more details.

How do I sign-up?......
To register as a new student, please attend our
New Student Orientation:  Friday, August 28th,  2015 @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

NEW LINK:   Sign-Up online at:
 email your interest and we will
put you on our "update email" list.
(Details below.)


Potential New Students:

Please contact:  Candace Love at
                       (408) 226-6962
  or, email her at: 
Please include the student's:
Name, age and instrument they are interested in playing.  

Please note, students must be in at least 4th grade (born before 11/2006) to participate. 

Volunteer Music Mentors:
Please send me an email:

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a volunteer! 

We do offer Community Service Hours to High School students who would like to help with our program!

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