This past year was a year of new milestones. In the winter of 2021 we were awarded a grant from the Highline School District that allowed us to expand our presence in their schools for the remainder of the 2022 school year. In January we were able to increase the number of mentoring assignments from 10 to 34, with a total of 303 sessions completed through the end of the school year. We added six new mentors to our roster, working with students on flute, French horn, piano, trumpet, percussion and clarinet.

Last fall our grant was extended for the 2022-23 school year, and we were able to increase the number of mentoring assignments; from October through December we have delivered over 230 sessions, providing instruction to 184 students in seven schools.

Dan Haeck working with trombone students at Glacier Middle School

Over the course of the full 2022 calendar year, we instructed over 240 students at schools in the Highline District, with over 530 separate mentoring sessions delivered.

Through the remainder of the current school year we anticipate completing another 400 sessions in these schools, supporting these students as they become more proficient and work to master their instruments.

Our Mission for 2023: Continue to support our programs offered in the Highline School District and expand to other underserved schools in our region.

Your Donations Make A Difference

Every donation, large or small, makes a difference.

$65 funds a single mentoring session.
$80 funds a master class presentation.
$400 provides a classroom with a mentor for a full quarter/semester.
$1200 places a mentor in a classroom for the entire school year.

Individual donations represent the majority of funds required to continue our programs through the end of the year, and we would not be able to offer the level of support to music programs without your generosity – thank you!!

Impact the Lives of Young Musicians

Supporters of Northwest Music Mentors can impact our mission in several ways:

  • If your company offers matching funds for your charitable gifts (including volunteer hours), you can donate to us through your workplace to maximize your contribution.
  • We hold fundraisers through Facebook several times a year; when you see us publish a fundraising campaign on social media, you can share our fundraising page and invite the people you know to contribute.
  • You may donate through PayPal or send a check payable to Northwest Music Mentors any time of year.
  • Host an event or share our mission and vision with people you know. To learn more, read about Ways You Can Support Us.

We thank you for your past contributions, and for considering us in your future giving plans. We look forward to your continued support and the difference it makes for young musicians.

Jim Cutler
President, Northwest Music Mentors