The Music Mentor Network is designed to get adjunct teachers, live accompanists and inspiring musicians into the lives of those students attending underserved schools. Our official launch is on July 1st, 2018 which is the 50th birthday of the founder, Cathi Leibinger.
The strategic goals for the first year are:
1) to provide a Miami-wide "Beginning Band Boot Camp" in the fall of 2018 where band directors can bring all of their beginning students together to have instrument-specific start-up lessons led by some of the best instrumental specialists in the area.
2) build a network of instrumental specialist and live accompanists and send them directly into band rooms to provide 100 hours of coaching/support in the spring of 2019.
3) assist five school music booster organizations with the financial support and expertise guidance to obtain 501(c)3 nonprofit status so that they may be eligible for community grant and foundational funding.