Did you know Girl Scout season ended recently? I know. We're sorry. Never mind that the Keebler elves make almost exactly the same cookies, year-round. We don't care that there are a dozen other cookies; we want THAT cookie.
While we don't deal in cookies, music education is similarly sweet, and unfortunately also often seasonal in our schools as something just for the holidays, and in our adult lives as something just for the professionals. Yet, very few people disagree with its value - there's no controversy surrounding its academic and social benefits. No one is on the other side of the issue.
So what's the problem?
Music education lacks something that the Girl Scouts have. And no, it's not cookies - just come to our recitals! No, it's an effective supply. Girl Scouts have a simple $5/box standard for any type of cookie. You can count on them every year, and they're easy to get, because they're everywhere - at your grocery store, your community center, and your school. And, eventually, in your home.
There's plenty of supply for different music education options, but we still need to raise that bar of affordable, reliable, and convenient programming. Molly's Music Foundation has a vision to do that with reliable teachers who are valued as paid professionals, a supportive admin team that values your time and budget, and students who invest not only in themselves but in one another. We have a vision to make a change so we can provide music programming for anyone who wants it, through scholarships and past profits being reinvested in the business. In short, we want to become the Girl Scout cookies of the music education world. And yes - we know, people aren't all the same cookie-cutter shape. That's why our programs are built around strong support and organization for a "no size fits all" approach.
It will take time, and it will take help, but we are committed to making that change. We've been doing it for the past decade with private lessons, so we know where to start. We invite you to buckle in and join us for the ride, or follow at a safe distance to see where we go.
If you want to learn more about programs in your area, please get in touch. And if you want to support our student scholarships, please give.