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Tuition Assistance

Yes, you CAN afford to put your child in music lessons.

We’re on a mission to make sure kids of all ages in Birmingham’s under-resourced communities get the opportunity to nurture their musical talents.

We believe in the power of music to create beautiful artistic experiences and emotional and cognitive growth. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to boost self-confidence, hone essential listening and motor skills, instill a sense of responsibility, and build up qualities like discipline, perseverance, and resilience.

We want to ensure that no financial obstacles stand in the way. We get that every family’s situation is unique, so we’ve set up a sliding scale for tuition based on household size and income. It’s our way of saying, “Let’s make this happen together!”

Thanks to our incredible donors, we’re able to provide significant tuition assistance based on a family’s need. This assistance covers everything—from weekly music lessons after school and during the summer to free registration for Mason Music recitals. For those who want to take their musical journey to the next level, we’ve got the Rock Band League—a more competition-focused program—and yes, it’s included, too.

Families in need can get their hands on donated instruments, making sure no aspiring musician is left without the tools to flourish. Plus, your student is able to participate in spring break camps, summer camps, and even our Munchkin Music program tailored for the little ones aged 3-5.

If you’ve been dreaming of a musical adventure for your child, but budget constraints are too much to bear, worry not! With MMF, we’re turning dreams into realities.

How It Works:

Step 1: Fill out our online lesson questionnaire so that we can learn about your family and your goals for your kids.

Step 2: We’ll email you our tuition assistance application as a follow up.

Step 3: Complete your application and we’ll let you know if you qualify for tuition assistance and if so, how much assistance the Foundation can provide.

Step 4: We will take a look at our teacher list and contact you to find the perfect teacher match for your child and your schedule.

Step 5: Watch your child thrive and LOVE their lessons as they build skills that will follow them for the rest of their lives!