Free Meadowlark Music Program

Free Group Lessons for K - 5th Grade

Group Music Lessons

The Meadowlark Music Program (MMP) provides free group lessons and instruments for grades K – 5. MMP allows low-income families to give their children the advantage of learning a musical instrument that they otherwise would not have access to. Students who are eligible for their school’s free and reduced lunch program qualify for MMP. Students can learn the guitar, the violin, or the piano.

Meadowlark Music Program classes are held September through May at our collaborative partner sites*:

  • The Matthews House

  • The Boys and Girls Club Fort Collins

  • The Boys and Girls Club Loveland-Pulliam

  • The Academy of Arts and Knowledge (Fort Collins)

*Students must be enrolled at one of these sites to register for the Meadowlark Music Program. A limited number of private (one-on-one or small groups of 2 to 3) lessons for any instrument are also available for those not involved at one of our partner sites. Please contact Jephta Bernstein, Executive Director, for more information: [email protected].

Registration is always open! If you want to register at an off-season time contact [email protected].

 

Summer Chamber Music Academy Program
Guitar student Meadowlark Music Program

Matthew’s House at First Presbyterian Church

531 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524

When:
September 2023 – May 2024*

  • Guitar – 3:45 to 6:15pm
  • Violin – 3:45 to 6:15pm
  • Piano – 3:45 to 6:15pm

*Open rolling enrollment year-round

Boys & Girls Club Loveland Pulliam

2500 E. 1st Street,  Loveland, CO 80537

When:
September 2023 – May 2024*

  • Guitar – 3:45 to 6:15pm
  • Violin – 3:45 to 6:15pm
  • Piano – 3:45 to 6:15pm

*Open rolling enrollment year-round

Academy of Arts and Knowledge

4800 Wheaton Dr, Fort Collins, CO 80525

When:
September 2023– May 2024*

  • Guitar – 4:00 to 5:00pm Tue/Thurs
  • Violin – 4:00 to 5:00pm Tue/Thurs

*Open rolling enrollment year-round

Boys & Girls Club Fort Collins

1608 Lancer Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80521

When:
September 2023 – May 2024*

  • Guitar – 3:45 to 6:15pm
  • Violin – 3:45 to 6:15pm
  • Piano – 3:45 to 6:15pm

*Open rolling enrollment year-round

Programs Run: September – May 

Instruments: 

  • Violin, Guitar, or Piano

Tuition: 

  • FREE
Students are required to maintain good practice habits, keep up with class instruction, and attend end of semester Recognition Recital Parties.
If your student is interested in joining the Meadowlark Music Program its FREE! Simply fill out the “Meadowlark Registration Form” and the “Meadowlark Student Contract” below.

Jam and write music together in CU’s Co-Create Labs!

In collaboration with CU Boulder SoundWorks, a concert series featuring new student compositions, CMA and MMP will work with CU student facilitators and engage in workshop topics, such as jam session, songwriting, and beginning improvisation. Whether students are beginners or experienced performers, exercises, such as ostinatos formed from the rhythmic content of students’ names, are designed to highlight everyone’s unique talents and abilities. Everyone enters as a teacher and learner.

Email Nicholas Felder at [email protected] for more information.

Chamber Music Academy – jam and songwriting session

Meadowlark Music Program – beginning improvisation session and picture/graphic scores (using an outline of pictures and symbols to describe musical occurrences)

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

HPE

Engle Family Foundation

Fan Foundation

Kathleen Winder 

Rotary Club Fort Collins 

Sutherland Family Foundation