Heritage school of music

for Beginners

In 2016, the Foundation expanded its free music education program, the Don “Moose” Jamison Heritage School of Music to include a beginner’s program designed for first-time learners – kids who have never had the opportunity to study music.

Recognizing the inequity of receiving a quality music education or the ability to hire private music teachers, the intentional focus was made to better serve underserved and marginalized communities. Open for kids 8 to 18, the program provides music instruments, teaches students to read music, and to date, graduated more than 150 students. 

About the Beginner’s Program

Beginner and “advanced” beginner students attend classes on Mondays or Tuesdays from 5-7pm.

Monday and Tuesday classes include one hour of Instrumental Studio and one hour of Music Fundamentals class. 

  • Instrumental Studio focuses on instrumental techniques including tone production, ergonomically correct posture, and note location. Studio classes offered are Piano, Drums, Guitar, Strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass, electric bass), Woodwinds (flute, clarinet, and saxophones).

Music Fundamentals focuses on the basics of sight reading and pitch/rhythm identification, and elementary ear training.