After School Music Clubs
The music mentor clubs meet after school and help connect students to another positive school experience outside of the classroom setting. Clubs start in the 4th grade and continue through high school, giving the older students a chance to learn mentorship skills when working with younger students. Clubs range in size from 6-15 students. Every student that needs an instrument is given one they can keep or donate back if they choose to help someone new get started. Each club holds a “Purpose Event” at the end of the school year to support a charitable need of their choosing.
P4P independently currently operates 3 seperate club locations at the Moravia, Union Springs, and Montessori School of the Finger Lakes. In collaboration with Booker T Washington Center and Auburn Public Theater we contribute resources, instruction, and performance opportunities to students attending 5 Auburn schools.
Our first Perform 4 Purpose Summer Music Camp was held in summer of 2013. This camp offered lessons in brass, woodwind, percussion, and guitar during a music day camp Monday through Friday. Experiences at the camp are centered on a community-oriented approach to music making (in other words, making music with others!) with the goal of contributing to the local community based on the Perform 4 Purpose model. Campers formed mini bands with the leadership of a student mentors, and performed at the end of the week in a concert that raised money for a local organization.
Library and Community Center Workshops
Perform 4 Purpose Workshops are held at venues throughout the community. Sessions ranging from four to six weeks are held, during which time participants can learn how to play the ukulele, guitar, and various hand percussion instruments. Every student will be gifted a ukulele upon completion of the program. On the last day of the session, the participants in the workshop perform a concert to raise money for a local charity they have chosen.
Live Performance Instruction Workshops
Developing confidence on stage is our goal for each performer. These performance skills are taught and honed with regular scheduled rehearsal sessions. Students work with instructors and mentors to learn skills such as vocal mic technique, audience interaction, and choraghped stage moves. All part of process for that standing ovation that every child deserves to experience. Through these workshops and rehearsal sessions the various performance groups that go out into the community are formed and developed. They are open to all kids who participate in any of the various P4P programs.
Stage & Sound Tech Training
Not every kid will be the lead singer of the band. Some will find their niche in learning the tech side of present a performance. With these workshops the many aspects of live sound and stage setup will be taught. Students will also maintain and develop current P4P staging and sound gear.
Share Your Gift: Songwriting & Recording Instruction
As personal creativity and songwriting are continually encouraged in all of our programs we increasingly have students writing their own songs. We will foster this developing talent and further the P4P mission with the Share Your Gift Project. Selected students will be chosen to record their original work in a professional recording studio and then learn needed music marketing skills. Songs will be marketed to the music listening public via P4P website and social media. Proceeds from each song will be donated to a “Purpose” of the students choosing. The goal for 2019 will be to record 4 songs for this project. Each student will be gifted 4 hours of production time to work with studio musicians to record their song. Other P4P musicians will be offered to perform various parts of the song in the studio also, with a total of 6 being involved in each recording.
1 to 1 Music Lessons
We recognize that not all students excel in the workshop environment. Some need the benefits of one to one instruction provided in the private lesson format. Selected students will be given scholarships to receive these lesson.