Friday, September 12th
Theory/Band/Strings classes will be moved to the main office building while the church gets ready for its annual rummage sale. Don't worry, we'll show you where to go!
Bring your instrument, stand and book.
(see FMS Current Events page for YOUR session time.)
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
(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 29th, 2014 @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