First United Methodist Church
Sunday, March 03, 2024
"All students, not just the gifted, talented, or affluent,
deserve the opportunity to achieve high levels of skill in music."
                                                                      National Association for Music Education

Mission Statement:                                                   

 The Music Academy @ First’s mission is to provide free quality musical training to financially disadvantaged children, by using the power of music and musical instruction to improve the lives of these at-risk youth.

The Music Academy @ First’s curricular goals include building basic music appreciation, providing a structured environment for the children, and further developing self-discipline through instrument practice. The lessons students learn while studying music help them to be more precise, to be better listeners, to collaborate well with others, to express themselves, and to persevere when setting and achieving goals.


The Music Academy @ First’s long-term aim is to strengthen our community by reaching out to one child at a time. We hope to see our students become well- rounded individuals who, even if they choose not to make their career in music, maintain a lifelong passion for and connection with the arts.