Music buddies mentorship program
The Music Buddies Mentorship Program is a unique teaching opportunity for AYPO musicians who want to impact the music community in a positive way. Musicians from AYCO, AYSO, or AYP (8th grade or older) are eligible to apply.
At Music Buddies, students from Alexandria and Arlington public schools play in both a small orchestra and receive a 30-60 minute lesson from an AYPO musician. Students perform for their peers and families at recitals in December and April. Students receive free instrumental and instructional material and their lessons are focused on learning solo repertoire and improving playing techniques.
After lessons, mentors participate in a group discussion where the day’s challenges and breakthroughs are shared. Mrs. Jackson relays lesson tips and pedagogical techniques to better equip mentors from week-to-week.
Music Buddies meets weekly on Fridays from 4:00-6:00 PM