WHAT WE DO
It is our goal to give any young adult in Cheyenne access to music and arts education regardless of their circumstances.
WHO WE'RE HELPING
We offer free group guitar lessons and scholarships for students wishing to pursue instruction in drums, piano, voice, dance and more. We want every kid to have access to these opportunities.
WHAT WE'RE DOING
After our launch in 2012, we are proud to be in our fourth year of free group guitar lessons.
Lessons are held Wednesday from 3:30-5 in conjunction with Lights On! at the historic Hynds Building in downtown Cheyenne.
In-lesson guitars are provided and loaner guitars are available for home practice. Lesson transportation assistance can also be arranged.
Are you interested in drums, piano, voice, dance or other lessons? Contact us for financial assistance through our scholarship program.
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
The positive effects of music on a child are immeasurable.
It increases their self esteem, it keeps them engaged and off the streets, it improves their academic performance and it increases the likelihood of graduation.
DID YOU KNOW?
Middle school and high school students who participated in instrumental music scored significantly higher than their non-band peers in standardized tests. University studies conducted in Georgia and Texas found significant correlations between the number of years of instrumental music instruction and academic achievement in math, science and language arts.
Music majors are the most likely group of college grads to be admitted to medical school. Also, a study of 7,500 university students revealed that music majors scored the highest reading scores among all majors including english, biology, chemistry and math.
Sources: University of Sarasota study, Jeffrey Lynn Kluball; East Texas State University study, Daryl Eirick Trent
Sources: "The Comparative Academic Abilities of Students in Education and in Other Areas of a Multi-focus University," Peter H. Wood, ERIC Document No. ED327480