Welcome to Seattle Music Partners
We at Seattle Music Partners believe that music is a powerful tool for inspiring and empowering young people.
Because music-learning opportunities are often limited or inaccessible, SMP provides a free after-school music program for underserved elementary school students in Seattle’s Central District. We also provide a unique opportunity for skilled musicians to give back to their community.
We recruit, train and support skilled high school, college-aged and community musicians as volunteer music tutors and mentors who lead one-on-one music lessons each week. These lessons are supplemented with a second afternoon of group instruction and ensemble work. We also provide instruments to participants and transportation where needed.
We believe that providing a child with the opportunity to build a foundation of musical skills, coupled with the strength of a mentoring relationship, helps foster self confidence and an overall engagement in learning.