Research has shown the mental, emotional and social benefits studying music has on a young person, but many families living in need cannot offer those benefits to their children. Base Academy of Music works with families in urban Kansas City to remove barriers, mainly access and affordability, and help their children start to play an instrument. Through our Private Lesson Program, which provides a weekly one-on-one music lesson on a sliding scale rate, we have seen our students; grow in self-confidence, challenge themselves to develop new skills, and encourage and support their peers.
It is a simple idea: teach children music, help them see their God-given potential. When students see what they are capable of musically, they begin to expect more of themselves at school and beyond.