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Artist Mentoring Program

Categories: Arts & Culture

Growing life skills through teaching and learning music

Executive Director

Ingrid Smith


11313 Cemetery Rd. E.
Eatonville, WA 98328
Phone: (253) 844-1662
Email: [email protected]

The Artist Mentoring Program (AMP) provides music instruction for at-risk children. It is based on the El System model of music education, the Venezuelan program that produced Gustavo Dudamel – the conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and others. Research tells us that studying music helps develop executive function skills in our brains: organization, task initiation, planning and prioritizing, self-monitoring, working memory, flexible thinking, emotional control, and impulse control. These are skills everyone needs to succeed in their chosen jobs and activities. Children in poverty often lack these skills. Their parents cannot afford music lessons, and funding for school music programs has been cut dramatically. AMP works to help fill that gap by providing music instruction at no cost to the students enrolled.


Annual Budget: $50,000 or less

Number of Employees: 1-5

Accepts Volunteers: Yes

Service Area: Parkland

People Served Annually: 45