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 students in low-income schools in Seattleā€™s Central District. We also provide a unique opportunity for skilled musicians to give back.

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.

There are two ways in May to support this important program. GiveBIG, a one-day celebration of philanthropy in Seattle is May 3rd. Donations that day will be matched in part by area businesses, so please give generously! Then celebrate on May 5th with a relaxing dinner at Dine Out for SMP at Perche No Pasta & Vino, where a portion of the proceeds from meals sold will go to SMP!

Learn more about SMP by reading our latest newsletter, watching us on NBC, or enjoying our slideshow. For further information or to make a contribution, please contact us at info@seattlemusicpartners.org.