New! Free Music Lesson and Instrument Program
Meadowlark Music Program is a free music lesson program open to first through fifth grade students of families that want to provide the advantage of music education for their children but cannot currently afford it.
The first pilot of the Meadowlark Music Program will open for students at the Academy of Arts and Knowledge in September 2019. A subsequent program will open in January 2020 at Laurel Elementary School.
Providing the highest quality instruction by experienced, caring teachers in a group setting, this program encourages students to explore their musical interests and abilities. Students choose to study violin or guitar. If students do not have an instrument already at home, an appropriately sized instrument will be provided.
- First through fifth grade students
- Academy of Arts and Knowledge (Sep, 2019)
- Laurel Elementary School (Jan, 2020)
- Tuesday and Thursday 4:00 – 4:50 or 5:00 – 5:50pm
- Violin or Guitar
- August 30 (for AAK students)
- September 6 (for general public)
- FREE for qualified students (free and reduced lunch program participants)
If you don’t qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch program, there is an option to still enroll your child in this program. The tuition fee for the program is $280 per semester. (25 lessons)
Group instruction will take place Tuesday and Thursday each week. Students are required to maintain good practice habits, keep up with class instruction, and attend end of semester Recognition Recital Parties.
To qualify, students must be part of the Pinnacle or Poudre School District’s free or reduced lunch program or speak with Executive Director, Jephta Bernstein.
Interested parents must attend a Parent Information Session (date to be announced) in the second week of school. Classes will be filled first by AAK students and then opened to the general public.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Community Foundation of Northern Colorado:
Fort Collins Community Fund
Joseph J. and Alice A. Zink Fund
Editha Todd Leonard Trust Fund
Engle Family Foundation
Rotary Club Fort Collins
Sutherland Family Foundation