Northwest Music Mentors creates partnerships between music educators and professional musicians, providing students with focused instruction in group settings.

COVID-19 Update

Due to the closure of schools in the state of Washington and the shift to distance learning, all mentorship programs have been suspended while we work with music educators to determine how we can modify our programs to best help meet the needs of music education in our region. Our commitment to music and music education is still strong, and we thank our donors and mentors for the support they have provided, and continue to provide during these uncertain times.

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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