Welcome to
The Front Porch

A Nonprofit Dedicated to Connecting All of Us Through Music

Where music meets community.


At The Front Porch, we’re more than just a music school. We connect people through music. Our focus on music education extends outside of the walls of our Charlottesville location and into the heart of the city through our Roots & Wings outreach program. Our intimate listening room venue hosts concert experiences that will change your life. And our open jam program draws players from throughout Central Virginia.

Summer Camp

Join us for Front Porch Summer Camps! Our camps provide a fun and safe atmosphere to connect and share in the joys of music, art, and play for rising K-2nd graders.

Rivanna Roots 2024
Riverfront Concert Series

Roots & Wings

Our outreach program, Roots & Wings, brings music to underserved communities, enriching the lives of hundreds of children and strengthening the cultural fabric that unites our city.

“Having Front Porch come each week has enriched our children’s learning experience. We have children who have developmental or speech delays that are now dancing and singing more and getting more involved in the classroom! These are huge accomplishments for our children, and we’re so happy to see it!”

-Ms. Kristie, MACAA Head Start preschool teacher

Front Porch Music Classes

Private Lessons

For folks itchin’ to move toward mastery, private classes are the way to go. Whatever your skill level, we’ve got a caring, experienced teacher ready to guide you!

Group Classes

A little bit cheaper, a little bit louder, our group lessons bring energy and fun to learning music. We’ll have you playing together by the end of the first class!


Love music, movement, art, and creative play? Front Porch Summer Camps and Teacher Workday Camps provide K-2nd graders a fun and safe atmosphere to connect and share in the joys of music, art, and play. 

see what folks have to say:

The Front Porch is such an incredible resource for our community and classes are available online! There is little that does more to calm the nervous system and engage your full brain than playing a musical instrument.

–Bree Luck

The Front Porch has filled an essential gap in C-ville for intimate and cozy music venues. It is hands down the best place to experience folk, bluegrass, jazz, and lots of other types of music.

–Cindy S

My daughter loves your class!  After the first class she said “Mom, I’ve met my people!  I feel happier than I’ve felt in a really long time!” She practiced all week, thanked me every day for finding the class and wrote her song.  The positive power of music!

— Brandon D.

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