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Operation: Piano Player

Subsidy programs for private piano lessons.

Through this program, the divisional headquarters will pay 1/3 of the cost of pre-approved guitar lessons for any junior or senior soldier from a Corps within the Metropolitan Division. The Corps will contribute an additional 1/3 of the cost, leaving 1/3 for the student. Corps Officers should work to identify potential candidates for the program.

Applications should be returned to jonathan_corry@usc.salvationarmy.org.

"We have, over time, developed classes and programs for all age groups and their needs, music is definitely for all ages." - Salvation Army Music Department

Eligibility Guidelines

  • The applicant must be at least 8 years old and attend a Salvation Army corps.
  • Endorsements are required from the Corps Officer, private lesson instructor, and a divisional representative.
  • The applicant must be actively involved in the corps and be willing to use this instruction to benefit corps worship.
  • The expectation is the student is to perform once each cycle. (For instance, an offertory, preliminary music, Sunday School opening, or recital.)
  • Renewal applications for continuing lessons must be accompanied by a MAP Piano evaluation or equivalent from the instructor for the previous cycle(s).
  • For more information on the MAP Curriculum visit http://samusiccentral.org/gospelarts/map
  • The applicant must have access to an adequate piano for regular practice. This piano could be the corps piano, provided the student has daily access.
  • Parental permission is required for students under the age of 18.
  • Consideration will not be given to funding lessons already taken before application of this subsidy.
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