Access to free music education is one of MEPAA's central goals. With instruction, instruments, and inspiration, we help develop a friendly and welcoming environment for youth of any gender, income level and background to participate in the music and arts community.
We have a roster of 20+ experienced musicians with performance and education backgrounds that provide mentorship and practical, hands-on teaching in a group setting. Our youth mentors, aged 15 to 18, work alongside our teachers to provide guidance and leadership, as well as build their own teaching and music skills.
We host over 80 drop-in music workshops annually, as well as mobile workshops for youth organizations, schools, community centers, and special events.
Learn more about our individual programs:
GRRRL Jamz Rock and Acoustic Rooms
KIDZ ROCK Under-21 Jamz
Rock Orchestra Mobile Music Workshop
In 2016, Savannah Blake interviewed our "Fairy Rock Mother," Matrisha Armitage, on the history and development of our youth programs and our philosophy on working with youth.