The other morning, as I was driving Em to her LEARN Math and Science Club, she was busy whistling away. She can pick up a tune and whistle it, without difficulty, in no time. I thought to myself, I wish I knew of a music program I could put her in. I think she has talent, and a natural interest, but it costs so much for lessons and instruments!
And later that morning, this came across my Facebook feed…
If you have/know Northeast children between the ages of 6 and 10 and are interested in providing them with after school music education, check out Harmony Project KC. It’s tuition FREE and we provide them with loaner instruments for as long as they remain in the program, all the way through high school graduation. All they have to do is show up, practice, and stay in school Next Open House/Enrollment is Saturday, 11/15/2014 from 10-11:30 AM
I immediately checked out their Facebook site and also the website.
And although it says:
What does Harmony Project KC cost?
Harmony Project is tuition-free (including instruments) for students whose family income is within 18% of the federal poverty level or who attend a Title 1 school.
Harmony Project KC relies on individual and corporate donations.
I emailed them and asked, “This sounds amazing! Is there any kind of sliding scale if a family is not at poverty guidelines (but also can’t afford private music tuition)? We are homeschoolers.”
I received an immediate response,
“Christine, we are entirely tuition free – always. Priority is given to low-income and Title 1 students, but our Program Manager says we can accommodate families like you as long as there is room. I encourage you to bring your family to the Open House/Enrollment next Saturday morning (11/15 10-11:30am) at the Northeast Community Center (544 Wabash Ave)”
I encourage everyone living in Northeast Kansas City who has children between the ages of 6-10 years of age to come by the Open House next Saturday. The program includes instruments, field trips to music events, and so much more! I know I’ll be there!