The founders of DUET Kids was gifted with private music lessons all through their school years. When searching for community service hours in high school, the idea to teach to students in elementary school was presented to the local school system. The school system agreed and a partnership began with the Performing Arts Specialist to bring no cost, private lessons to the children in at risk, and underserved local schools. Together with the music teachers in each school, private lessons were provided to students who would not have the opportunity or access to private lessons.
While the initial goal was to acquire mandatory community service hours for high school graduation, after witnessing the positive impact these lessons had on the children, and seeing demand for the opportunity grow, the idea to expand and provide for all at risk students, no matter their circumstances was born.
While more teachers were needed to expand the program, the realization of how thinly stretched artists and performers who are trying to make a living with their art are,
the idea to create a non profit to provide for teachers and to train student teachers, DUET Kids
Our purpose is to provide musical instruction, instruments, and opportunity for all students, no matter the circumstances.
Music strengthens the brain, creates new networks for communication, enhances our emotions, affects our hormones, and is proven to help develop parts of the brain associated with critical reasoning.
Music is a road that leads to higher understanding of self and community. Music can be a friend to the lonely and lost. It can be a beacon for those who may not have the support system so many take for granted.
We are a building block to enable a student’s success and discovery through the performing arts.
By reaching in and offering an opportunity that may not be attainable on the student's own or through their caretakers, we partner with teachers and local schools to be the door to musical discovery. We develop talent, educate the underserved, and unify communities to breathe music into being.
DUET Kids is a 501c public charity that provides no cost, private, music lessons, community service hours, teacher training and gives instruments to the children in our school systems, community children’s homes or anywhere a child may be.
Donate today, sponsor a child, sponsor a school or children’s center. You can be part of creating a better future for the children of your community.
You can donate or directly sponsor One Child for One Semester or Year. Please email us if you want to sponsor a child. Your support and contributions will enable us to reach at risk and underserved students, support teachers, create programs, and provide instruments for those who may not have the access to musical education.