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 instruction 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:
Music Theory - required for all beginning students: 4-4:30pm
Most of our new studens will be in theory and beginning class (4-5pm)
Students will need to audition for intermediate/advanced classes.
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
Information Session/Registration for all new students enrolling in the 2018-2019 session will be held on
Friday, August 31st at 4pm.
THIS IS A MANDATORY MEETING FOR ALL NEW PARTICIPANTS, NO EXCEPTIONS.
BE ON TIME, AND PLEASE DON'T ASK IF YOU CAN MISS IT -- THE ANSWER IS "NO."
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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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.