Music 1.2.1

Sierra Arts Foundation’s Music 1.2.1. Program, an arm of our Arts in Education Program, provides professional in-school private music lessons in guitar, piano and string instruments for students.

Private Music Eduation

Students are offered the opportunity to add private music education to their academic schedule. Private music lessons help students become more engaged than classroom music instruction and students are much more inclined to continue studying music throughout their school years and beyond. Their minds are opened, their self-esteem is increased and they are equipped with a valuable stress relieving tool. Our teaching musicians inspire the children – they teach them to love and appreciate music, thus adding value to their lives.

Parents love the benefit of private music lessons without the usual, and these days, costly inconvenience of scheduling and transportation. Parents can conveniently register and pay for lessons directly through Sierra Arts on a monthly basis through standard mail or through our secure online payment service and most importantly, they have peace of mind knowing that their children are taking lessons in a safe place.

Value Based Music Education

Schools have a new stream of extra income, as Sierra Arts pays a per-lesson fee to the school for use of the space. This revenue can be upwards of $500 per month, depending on enrollment. Most importantly, by utilizing this valuable program, schools will better their student’s education. Sierra Arts benefits by having the opportunity to continue to carry out our mission by providing opportunities for artists and musicians of all ages in our community.

Our teaching artists are two-career professionals, working as an artist and arts educator.

Artists and Arts Educators

Teaching artists are selected based on following criteria: a MFA or BFA in an art discipline, expertise working as a professional artist, and three years of direct K-12 teaching experience
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Arts in Education Schedule

Sierra Arts appoints teaching artists to serve at selected WCSD elementary school, one-two times a week, for one school year.

Sierra Arts Foundation provides all teaching materials, art supplies, and teaching-artist salaries. Teaching artists spend 6-weeks in each classroom until all grades have been served arts education.

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Artist Selection Process

Teaching artists are carefully selected based on their expertise working as a professional artist and arts educator.

Preference may be given to applicants with a BFA or MFA and three years of direct k-12 teaching experience. Qualified applicants are reviewed and interviews are scheduled for the top candidates.

Washoe County
School District Sites

Caughlin Ranch Elementary
Hunsberger Elementary
Double Diamond Elementary
Pleasant Valley Elementary
Sutro Elementary
Katherine Dunn Elementary
Riverview Elementary
Cottonwood Elementary
East Valley Elementary
Fernley Elementary

Dayton Elementary
Little Flower Catholic School
High Desert Montessori Charter School
Brookfield School
Toddlers Learning Center
Davidson Academy
Coral Academy of Science
Riverview Christian School
Damonte High School

For more details or information about this program, please contact Steve Pfister, Sierra Arts Music 1.2.1 Program Manager.

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In 1987 Sierra Arts Foundation began awarding grants to artists of all disciplines living within a 100-mile radius.

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Sierra Arts Foundation
17 S. Virginia St. Suite 120
Reno, NV 89501

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