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Our Mission: Inspiring underserved youth through world-class music instruction and supporting their development as self-aware leaders.

Key to change empowers communities by working alongside students, teachers, parents, and guardians to build consensus, meet teacher needs, and create a holistic environment where students can flourish. Key to Change removes the barrier to entry for low-income students and students of color with an inclusive approach that helps build trust and connection. By offering excellent music instruction below the market rate, Key to Change extends the benefits of a classical music education to a new generation of young musicians.

In 2017, Key to Change opened two studios in Kent and Renton, Washington which serve middle and high school students from diverse neighborhoods in South King County (Auburn, Federal Way, Kent, Maple Valley, Renton, Tukwila, and surrounding areas). Our students participate in weekly private and group violin lessons, master classes with guest artists, quarterly outreach performances, annual college preparation seminars, and more.

The Key to Change offers scholarships for students requiring financial assistance. Click here to sign up for lessons.

Upcoming events

  • 18 Apr 2019

    Jeremy Woolstenhulme Master Class (at Renton High School)

    Cellist Jeremy Woolstenhulme, Director of Orchestra at Hyde Park Middle School in Las Vegas, visits Key to Change to work with students on…
  • 19 Apr 2019

    Jeremy Woolstenhulme Master Class (at Mill Creek Middle School)

    Cellist Jeremy Woolstenhulme, Director of Orchestra at Hyde Park Middle School in Las Vegas, visits Key to Change to work with students on…
  • 25 Apr 2019

    Brett Deubner Master Class

    Viola soloist Brett Deubner visits Key to Change to work with students on their violin and viola repertoire. This event takes…
  • 15 Jun 2019

    Spring Outreach Recital

    Key to Change students will perform in an outreach concert at the Skyline Retirement Community in Seattle. Saturday, June 15,…
  • 22 Jun 2019

    Spring Finale String Recital

    Join us as we celebrate the culmination of a year of violin and viola lessons at Key to Change! Students…

Key to Change violin students will:

  • Take private or group violin lessons
  • Participate in master classes taught by guest artists
  • Receive weekly ensemble coachings
  • Learn various styles of music
  • Perform in quarterly recitals
  • Attend a yearly workshop catered toward preparing for college auditions and applications

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