$25 for music making goes a long way…
25 castanets for clicking away,
12 colorful scarves for dancing and play,
14 egg shakers for our best Hello Song,
8 pairs of rhythm sticks for tapping along,
2 tambourines for their beautiful sound,
1 lollipop drum to play nice and loud,
8 music classes for a mother’s small son,
The joy of music for each and every one!
—Sarah Beth Gooding,
ACMS Director of Programs & Early
Childhood Music Faculty Member
THE KEY CLUB Become a member of The Key Club and support our Tuition Assistance Fund for Early Childhood Music! The Armstrong Community Music School is devoted to bringing music to the youngest learners and providing music education for all income levels. Your support is critical to our mission now more than ever!
BRINGING MUSIC TO THE COMMUNITY Through our Community Partnership Programs, we provide free or low-cost Early Childhood Music classes throughout Austin—our Westlake and Travis Heights locations, The SAFE Alliance (formerly SafePlace) and the University of Texas—UT Charter School at Kozmetsky, Sí Se Puede Learning Center, Travis High School Child Development Center, and Creative Action. Our latest program is Music for All: Creating Yes for Every Family, in collaboration with Region 13 for visually impaired children and their families.
THE BENEFITS OF MUSIC EDUCATION Scientific research has made clear the powerful importance of exposure to music for children’s brain development and cognitive skills, making a significant impact on their well-being and learning potential. Our classes give a welcome weekly social time for our families, who learn how to incorporate music and movement into a healthy daily routine for their children.
HOW TO JOIN Becoming a sustaining member of The Key Club is easy. Simply fill out the form below; call us at (512) 474-2331; or stop by the front desk and arrange for a minimum contribution of ten dollars a month to be drawn automatically from your account. Contributions of all amounts are most welcome, and letters confirming your tax-deductible gift will be sent to you.
HOW WE THANK YOU Your name, or the name of anyone you want to honor, will be placed on a piano key on our beautiful Key Club wall display.
Join the Key Club!