Free Music School Spring Updates:
Classes are continuing at their usual time, but there is no more theory from 4-4:30. Students are welcome to come @ 4 for extra practice time, before their usual class session.
Yes, we do have class on Good Friday, April 3rd.
No, we DO NOT have class on Friday, April 10th (Spring Break).
Our Spring Concert is:
Friday, May 15th, 7pm
(students arrive by 6:30 pm, see current events page for details).
Invite your friends/family/teachers and anyone who might be interested in joining us for next year!
New Music Mentors (volunteer music teachers) are welcome to join us at any time -- please email us for more information!
New Students interested in joining:
Next Session Begins August 21st, 2015!
Details below. Please email your interest and we will
put you on our "update email" list.
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 violin/cello/bass
* our piano program will be open if/when we find additional piano volunteers .
(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 21st, 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
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!