SJSU Young Musicians' Project

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Important Update

NEW! Now enrolling for Chamber Music Coachings. Please view downloadable application for more information.

Applications for private lessons through the SJSU Young Musicians' Project are now being accepted on a rolling basis. Please download the application and submit it to

About our Private Lessons program

Dear Students and Teachers,

The San Jose State University School of Music and Dance would like to welcome you to another exciting year with the Young Musicians' Project (YMP). The YMP was founded in 2011 in order to provide youth with access to private lessons from qualified San Jose State musicians, and to engage in their community through service and leadership.  This year, we will be continuing to accept requests for private lessons on ALL instruments ages 8-18.

The SJSU Young Musicians' Project offers a limited amount of full and partial scholarships. Scholarship students will not only receive individual instruction on their instrument, but they will also serve a minimum of one hour of service to their community (the SJSU YMP, school orchestra room, neighborhood, church, etc) each week. The goal of this program is to heighten students’ sense of civic responsibility while rewarding their efforts with an opportunity for self-expression through music.

Furthermore, all students will play a leading role in deciding the future of the SJSU YMP. Students will meet as a group to organize fundraising events to benefit future scholarships. At the end of each semester, students will organize and perform in a benefit recital where all proceeds will fund student scholarships.

To participate, students merely need to complete the application. Keep an eye out on this page for details regarding application deadlines. Within this application is a Scholarship Form which MUST be completed in order to be considered for full or partial scholarship. Recipients of this scholarship will receive a years’ supply of free or reduced-priced, one-hour private lessons.

We recommend that parents and/or legal guardians fill out the application with their child. Applications may either be scanned and emailed to or mailed to:

Program Coordinator, SJSU Young Musicians' Project
SJSU School of Music & Dance
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0095

Thank you for taking the time to engage in this opportunity for both your child and our community. We look forward to your response to this application!

Hugo Garcia, Director

Download the application to view fee information and deadlines HERE