Our Mission: To ignite positive change around the world through music and education.

Key to Change is a Washington State 501c3 nonprofit organization that ignites positive change around the world through music and education. Founded and directed by violinist, educator, and entrepreneur Dr. Quinton Morris, Key to Change strives to dispel the “starving artist” mentality and provide young artists with the educational tools and resources they need in order to grow and thrive as musicians and as individuals.

Key to Change recently launched a violin studio, of the same name, in South King County which serves middle and high school students of color and economically disadvantaged backgrounds in Renton, Kent, Auburn, Maple Valley, and Federal Way neighborhoods. Quinton Morris opened the studio after returning from his 25-city BREAKTHROUGH World Tour, which paired chamber music recitals with educational outreach and community service in under-resourced communities around the globe.

The Key to Change studio offers scholarships for students requiring financial assistance. Click here to apply for lessons!

Upcoming events

Apply now for Spring Semester violin lessons!

  • 16 Dec 2017

    The Holiday Christmas Recital (Renton)

    The Holiday Christmas Recital at Luther’s Table in downtown Renton. We look forward to seeing you at 3:00 PM at 419…
  • 19 Dec 2017

    Key to Change Outreach Performance

    Key to Change students present a special outreach performance at the Rainier Club in Seattle.
  • 22 Dec 2017

    End of Fall Semester Lessons

    Friday, December 22 is the last day of individual and group lessons before winter break. Click here to sign up…
  • 04 Jan 2018

    Spring Semester Begins

    Spring semester lessons at Key to Change begin on Thursday, January 4 (Renton location) and Friday, January 5 (Kent location). Click…

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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