Our mission is to provide youth with free instruments and music lessons, after-school music programming and outdoor education opportunities emphasizing food independence, environmental sustainability and a connection to the natural world.
Graham teaching a middle school student how to play the guitar.
A collaboration with Communities in Schools Kalamazoo brought the Dan Schmitt Gift of Music to Hillside Middle School.
Exploring our relationship with music
When the Gift of Music arrives, a "meet and greet" discovery session is always in order. -- Do you play an instrument? Is there an instrument you've always dreamed of playing? Who is your favorite artist?
Preparing to sing a verse of something she wrote.
One the pillars of the Gift of Music is growth—leading students through the creative process, from writing to recording -- music education is our passion.
Mark Thompson teaches chords to a middle school student.
Two happy Gift of Music students with their new guitars