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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Caughlin Ranch Elementary
Double Diamond Elementary
Pleasant Valley Elementary
Katherine Dunn Elementary
East Valley Elementary
Little Flower Catholic School
High Desert Montessori Charter School
Toddlers Learning Center
Coral Academy of Science
Riverview Christian School
Damonte High School
In 1987 Sierra Arts Foundation began awarding grants to artists of all disciplines living within a 100-mile radius.
Sierra Arts Foundation 17 S. Virginia Street Reno, NV 89501(775) 329-2787
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday through Friday
Saturday: 11:00 – 3:00