Music To My Ears is a volunteer organization where middle and high school children teach free weekly musical instrument lessons to elementary school-age children. It was started in October of 2009 when Hanover County budget cuts removed the strings program from the elementary school curriculum.

We have expanded our program into other states and you can now access two of our locations via this website: the one in Hanover County, Virginia, and one in Frederick, Maryland. You can read more about the Frederick location here.

In Hanover County, we are offering guitar, piano, flute, and violin beginner lessons this year. We have a team of middle and high school experienced musician that volunteer to teach the elementary school children 30 minute weekly lessons. This program is open to all Hanover County students.  Lessons are supervised and taught at the teachers' homes. 

As our sixth session starts in September 2014, we have offered lessons on seven different instruments across our locations. Ninety-seven students have now benefited from the program, with over 1580 service hours being given back to our communities. Recently, we have started an outreach to provide instruments to those children that have been unable to participate because they do not have a practice instrument. You may learn more here.
 
Many of our students have gone on to take music in middle school or lessons with professional teachers.  We have even had some teachers start another instrument as the result of their involvement with the program. 

Please remember to check out Announcement page for current updates.

If you are interested in being taught an instrument, click here.
If you would like to become a teacher, click here.