The People’s Music School is located in Uptown. This is a music school that provides free musical instruction to kids who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford lessons and music classes. The kids get a lesson, group class and theory to move them along in their studies. But aside from focusing on music, the school really focuses on developing life skills to help these kids. Life skills such as dedication, patience, persistence, compassion.
Many of these kids are at or below the poverty line, in a home with substance or domestic abuse, or has a parent/guardian that has been deported or incarcerated. Within the turmoil these families face, they find the value of bringing their kids to the music school to make things better for them – to provide some sort of hope within their dark little lives.
SAWPS has helped specific families who have fallen on hard times by providing food, clothes, gift cards, school supplies and other items.