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Classes are over for the season, please return your instrument to the church offfice if you are borrowing from us and haven't turned it in yet.  Thank You!

The next session begins on Friday, August 25th, 4pm (MANDATORY for new students), or Friday, September 1st for returning students.

Free Music School

Free Music School provides free, weekly, group 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:  we do not offer instruction on piano or guitar.  Students choose ONE instrument to learn to play. 

 Classes are held on Friday afternoons, for half-hour 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 info. session for new students will be on Friday, August 25th at 4pm

-- this is a mandatory meeting for all new students.  Plan now to attend: 

do not ask if you can miss this meeting.  We will not be taking late admissions. 

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.  Please contact us for more information.

We also welcome new music-mentor volunteers -- please contact us for more information!

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.

"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. 

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. 

Keys to Success:  On time, every time ......Bring ALL of your supplies, ......and PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!