Programs

Guitar, piano, drumsticks, and tambourine

elevating young lives through music  

Our programs are focused on innovative learning that exposes young people to a variety of musical genres, both in and out of school. Students develop themselves academically, musically and socially. They learn to play instruments, sing, and perform. Best of all, they become confident, inspired and engaged in an experience that will last a lifetime.

 

Children in a classroom learning to play the ukulele.
Makin’ Music After School™

This after-school group music lesson program gives deserving youth, ages 7–18, the opportunity to learn how to play an instrument in a judgement-free, positive environment. Students receive small group lessons from qualified music instructors in their instrument of interest—ukulele, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and voice—as well as instruction in performance practices, songwriting and more. Instruments are provided on a loan-program so students can take them home and practice. For many younger students, this is their first introduction to music and gets them “thinking musically.” One of the program highlights is having students discover they can perform at a real venue in front of their peers and families. Makin’ Music After School provides a full contemporary music education experience for young people to experiment, interpret and explore.

Laurence Juber holding a guitar while answering questions from students
Masters & Mentors in the Classroom™

Ever wonder what it’s like to be out on the road as a touring performer? The rush of taking the stage in front of thousands of people and being greeted by thunderous applause? Making your living by searching for that next song that could become the next big hit? And how much do I really need to practice to be as good as you are? Accomplished musicians have a unique opportunity to inspire and relate to kids. By sharing their experiences as professional musicians in a casual forum, young people learn what goes into making music at a professional level. Infinite Music enlists the support of touring musicians, local musicians and accomplished youth musicians to present short workshops to public school students on how music has played a role in their life. The result: enlightening performances, inspiring talks, and the chance to make a positive impact in the lives of kids.

Girl with a sign that reads "thank you"
Infinite Music Gives™

Whether it’s an under-funded local school band that needs a helping hand, deserving students that cannot afford the registration or transportation costs of attending a live symphony concert, or a talented young person with special circumstances that can use the gift of music education and appreciation, Infinite Music wants to help make a difference in a deserving young person’s life. Get involved.

 

Michael Franti performing amidst a crowd, in front of the Infinite Music Foundation booth, at Bluesapalooza in Mammoth Lakes
Infinite Music Grateful Gigs™

What could be more inspiring, more uplifting than hearing a great performer unleash their musical mastery? A great pianist, vocalist or guitar player can take us to great heights. These musical moments can be especially mesmerizing when shared in a live concert setting with others that are equally “tuned in and turned on” by simply listening and appreciating a performer's special gifts and talents. Our Grateful Gigs™ concerts bring some of the finest, and often least well known, touring artists on the scene today. Whether you are a true music lover or a casual listener, these are special events that are not to be missed. You experience great musicians in intimate venues and your participation helps Infinite Music raise funds. As an added benefit, many of these touring musicians give of their time by providing special workshops and clinics for local student musicians through our Masters & Mentors in the Classroom™ Program. Learn more.