What's the Musical Mentorship Initiative?

Our Mission

The Musical Mentorship Initiative (MUSICALMI) is designed to support local communities while simultaneously allowing college students to develop mentorship skills. MUSICALMI is meant to enable students from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to explore instrumental guidance.

Lessons Free of Charge

The Musical Mentorship Initiative strives to be a resource primarily for students who are unable to afford private lessons offered by professional organizations and instructors. We firmly believe that music making should be an activity that anyone can participate in, and to whatever extent they may choose.

Training Mentors 

MUSICALMI mentors are current students studying at Bard College Conservatory. In order to become a mentor, conservatory students are required to complete a pedagogical training seminar. This is not only an opportunity for mentees to learn from pre-professional musicians, but also an opportunity for mentors to gain teaching experience!