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We are always looking for ways to support music teachers and performers by offering livable wages. Play it Forward Music Foundation is actively seeking music teachers interested in teaching private or school-based music classes. Are you a music teacher interested in being part of our free lessons program? Are you looking to connect with music students? Do you have an idea for a school or community based project that needs momentum? We would love to hear from you, please get in touch with our staff. Send us an email with the subject line “Teach” at:  

If you are a music teacher and would like to nominate your student to receive free lessons please complete the application for Free Lessons. 

“When Jackson started guitar lessons we hoped it would give him a connection to his dad who we had just lost, but it gave him so much more. It gave him a genuine confidence that we hadn’t seen before. Jackson had always been a very quiet/reserved kid, but after starting lessons I began to see his self esteem and overall confidence level rise. Each accomplishment he’d make playing not only boosted his confidence in playing guitar, but also in his daily life. I saw a shy kid learn to open up and become more comfortable in personal and social settings. Now, when I see him during a performance I am blown away by how comfortable he looks and feels on stage. That gain in self worth is something my husband and I had worked so hard to bring to Jackson. I truly believe that given the opportunity to take lessons with an amazing teacher helped us accomplish that goal. Something I’ll be forever grateful for.” -Deanna McGinnis


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Sebastopol, CA 95473

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