Northwest Music Mentors creates partnerships between music educators and professional musicians, providing students with focused instruction in group settings.
Spring Fundraising Drive
Northwest Music Mentors adjusted our programs to accommodate remote classrooms due to COVID-19, and now more than ever your support is needed so we can continue to expand our programs and benefit those students most in need of additional support in their music classrooms.
Thanks to your previous contributions we have achieved the following milestones this year (so far):
- 58 remote mentoring sessions across three schools and five music classrooms
- Two district-wide master classes
- More than 36 different students have participated in our programs
Your donation, no matter how big or small, allows us to continue our efforts to bring focused instruction and support to music classrooms in our schools.
$50 funds a single mentoring session.
$80 funds a master class presentation.
$400 provides a classroom with a mentor for a full quarter/semester.
$1500 places a mentor in a classroom for the entire school year.
We thank you for your past and continued support, and the difference it makes for the students participating in our programs. We believe music programs are important in the development of our young people, and during these extraordinary times your support is even more critical to ensure that students remain active and engaged in their pursuit of music, as well as in their overall participation in the online learning environment.
If your company offers matching funds for your charitable gifts, you can donate to us through your workplace to maximize your contribution, or submit your donation receipt to your company to qualify for a corporate match.
School Profile: Evergreen High School
Music teacher Jeffery Steen shares his thoughts on music and the importance of music education in our latest school profile featuring Evergreen High School.
The Mentorship Difference
Many music students do not have access to after school programs or private lessons. In our programs, mentors work with students in break-out sectionals during classroom hours. Mentors focus on material designated by their music director, further developing their musicianship by helping students improve their skills and increase their level of participation and overall enjoyment of performing music.
Our programs match mentors with students on the same instrument or family of instruments. Each mentor works with students when they first begin to play or join an ensemble, and continues to work with them as they move to the next level of their education – middle school or junior high, then to high school, through the end of secondary education, providing additional instruction and guidance during each step of their journey as a musician, and helping to answer the question “What’s next?”
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