Founded in 2018, Northwest Music Mentors, a Washington State 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, allows professional musicians to act as mentors for music students, providing instruction, encouragement and inspiration to assist student musicians as they learn and grow as musicians.

Our Vision

Northwest Music Mentors is a community aided education system in Washington State where students are provided access to robust music education and mentorship, resulting in an inspired youth and a healthier generation.

Our focus is schools in underserved communities, with criteria based on overall school enrollment and school lunch assistance participation. Our goal is to fund 100% of mentoring activities for schools that meet our criteria.

Board of Directors

Jim Cutler

Brian Olendorf

Philip Demaree

John Barron

Gina Cotner

Paul Gillespie

Curt Maroney

Lori Shepherd