PT&E Music Program

We are proud to be able to offer a music program for our Scholar Athletes thanks to the tireless work of Bob Howard, better known as Coach Bob. Coach Bob began a music program in 2010, as a space for our families to share their love of music and learn. The guitar program is very popular among our Scholar Athletes and takes a threefold approach to build community through music and support musicians at all levels: connection, education, and performance.

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Introductory lESSONS

All of our Scholar Athletes are invited to apply for our Music Program. Each student must write an essay (or for the younger ones a few sentences) about why they want to learn guitar and sign a contract stating that they will practice at home. Coach Bob and Coach Jason then provide weekly lessons for our youth to learn notes, songs, songwriting and have fun!


PERFORMANCES

Throughout the year our students are invited to perform in a variety of settings to showcase their talents and bring community members together! We help organize student performances at PT&E as well as with partner organizations. Through these avenues, we have seen our community come together to celebrate music and their confidence increase as they learn new skills.

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fAMILY GUITAR WORKSHOPS

One of our favorite parts of the year are our Family Guitar Workshops. These workshops provide a culturally diverse gathering place where musicians and music lovers can share. Families are welcomed to these events where they can learn alongside their children from professional musicians and share in the joy of music!


Coach Bob giving out a guitar to one of our Scholar Athletes

Coach Bob giving out a guitar to one of our Scholar Athletes

Coach Bob & Coach Jason

Our music program would not be possible without the incredible work of our volunteers, Coach Bob and Coach Jason. Coach Bob is a local musician and board member at Artichoke Music. You can hear his music and learn more about his work here!

Coach Jason to join as a guitar teacher in 2017 and his passion for music and caring teaching style have made him popular among our students.

A huge thank you to both coaches for all of the time they give to PT&E and for bringing the joy of music into the lives of our Scholar Athletes and their families!

Coach Jason working with Oscar one of the stars of our PT&E Music Program

Coach Jason working with Oscar one of the stars of our PT&E Music Program