Anderson Children's Foundation

Private Lesson Program (2020-2021)

The Academy of Musical Performance (AMP) is a non-profit that offers affordable contemporary music education programs to young people ages 10-18 living in the Coachella Valley. AMP is best known for being a "school of rock," but we offer a diverse amount of other community music programs, with the aim of fostering productivity and social responsibility through creativity, communication and collaboration in individual and group music programs based around performing, rehearsing, writing, recording, and marketing.

In the past, AMP was able to offer our programs free of charge to our young musicians. After our initial 3-year funding commitment from Goldenvoice ended in 2017, we began charging tuition for many programs. However, in keeping with our mission, we were able to raise enough funds to create a Tuition Assistance program so that any deserving young musician could continue with much of our AMP programming, free of charge.

In 2020, AMP added a Private Instruction program to our programming roster. While we had to move all of our lessons online in March, the lesson program continues to grow. With the help of Anderson Children's Foundation, we are able to offer the amazing opportunity of very affordable private instruction to many students through our Tuition Assistance program in Fall 2020.

Summer Camp (2019-2020)

The Academy of Musical Performance (AMP) is a contemporary music education program whose goal is to enrich the lives of young musicians age 10-18 living in the Coachella Valley by fostering productivity and social responsibility through creativity, communication and collaboration in the development and enhancement of musical performance and concert production skills through participation in a "rock band" style educational setting.

Many of these young musicians had only played their instrument alone, often isolated and felt "different" from other kids their age. Many are not into sports or leadership or academics. This program has created a community of peers for these kids and now that it extends beyond a summer camp, they are able to showcase their talents and efforts to their families and other kids in school who may have otherwise considered them outcasts. Now, we see these kids blossom, grades improve, engagement with family improves and their leadership skills emerge.

It's absolutely vital to the youth in our valley who may be struggling alone, feeling different.