Why join The Front Porch as a Member?

The Front Porch believes every person who wants to learn music in the context of a strong community setting should be able to do so. We are committed to pricing our lessons and workshops affordably. We have a substantial financial aid program, as well as free programming to populations of need. We also prioritize paying our instructors a competitive wage. This means tuition only covers 75% of the actual cost of lessons!  The Front Porch needs your support to achieve our mission.

Please join us – as a Picker, Jam Band Member, Legend or whatever membership level suits you. Help us bring people together through roots music.

Front Porch Membership Levels

Porch Picker
$25 – $99 helps fill the gap between tuition and the real cost of lessons.

Weekly Jammer
$100 – $249 helps provide an instrument to a student who couldn’t otherwise afford to buy or rent one.

House Band
$250 – $499 covers the cost of 2 – 4 students to participate in our folk music and dance program for refugee children.

Festival Fave
$500 – $999 enables us to provide financial aid for 1-2 Front Porch students for the year.

Hall of Famer
$1000 – $2499 helps cover the cost of bringing a national touring act to the Front Porch for master classes and performance.

$2500 – $4999 enables us to spearhead partnerships with local public schools and community centers to broaden our capacity for outreach.

Founder’s Circle 
$5,000+ helps us create and sustain our vision for the Front Porch to be a vital and lasting provider of arts education in Charlottesville.