MUSIC CHANGES LIVES.
Access to music education can change the course of a life, a neighborhood, and an entire community. Roots & Wings is The Front Porch’s comprehensive music education program designed to build musicians from the inside out. We partner with organizations committed to serving children in challenging circumstances to offer group music classes and individualized musical mentorships in locations throughout the community. Roots & Wings focuses on the importance of creating trusting relationships in order to open the creative musical potential of children.
Outreach Teaching Artists
Lillie Williams, West African dancer
Theo Herrin, singer/songwriter, guitarist
Erynn McLeod, singer/songwriter, guitarist
Emily Ellis, pianist
Jack Tierney, singer/songwriter, guitarist
Mark Williams, singer/songwriter, actor
Roots and Wings Locations
- Blue Ridge Juvenile Detention -195 Peregory Ln, Charlottesville, VA 22902
- Walker Upper Elementary – 1564 Dairy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903
- Southwood Boys and Girls Club – 387 Hickory St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
- Westhaven Community Center -803 Hardy Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22903
- Burnley Moran Elementary – 1300 Long St, Charlottesville, VA 22901
- Greenbrier Elementary – 2228 Greenbrier Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22901
- Venable Elementary (Leadership Club) – 406 14th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903
- Mountain View Elementary – 1757 Avon Street Ext, Charlottesville, VA 22902
- Friendship Court Community Center – 418 Garrett St Charlottesville, VA 22902
Performing Artists Hired
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