|Music To My Ears is a
volunteer organization where middle and high school experienced musicians
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 due to the
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 elementary students in the community. Lessons are
supervised and taught at the teachers' homes.
We have expanded our program into other states which has
allowed us to reach many more youth. Read more about the Frederick, Maryland
As our eighth session begins in
September 2016, we have offered lessons on seven different instruments
across our locations. One Hundred and fifty-one youth have benefited from
instruction and over 2000 service hours have been given 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. So far, I have raised $15,700 to be used to
buy or rent instruments. You may learn more
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.