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 economic downturn.

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  location here .

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 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.