Support the Eau Claire Music School

UPDATE 4/2:  We made it! After plenty of ups and downs we have finally closed on the building. Thanks so much to everyone for their support!

We have our downpayment in hand! Thank you to everyone for their amazing support. We'll keep you updated as we progress through the final steps of purchasing the building!

Within the next few months, we will need to purchase the building where we are located or we will have to move. We are very close to completing the purchase, but we are in need some additional funds to cover the final costs.

If you like what we have been doing and believe in our mission of community-oriented music making and education, this is your chance to help secure the future of the music school.

Plus, with the incentives we are offering, you can save some money on lessons or receive other benefits while helping us achieve our goal.

We serve over 200 different students each month in music lessons, ensembles, and classes and employee over 20 music professionals.

Chippewa Valley Youth Chorus
Chippewa Valley Ukulele Orchestra

Regular group events
Eau Claire Guitar Club
Eau Claire Jazz Jam
Rock Band Program (in partnership with Pedals Music)
Musik Makers preschool classes
Songwriters In-the-Round
Adventurers World Music Choral Camp
Annual Neighborhood Caroling Party

Youth and adult ukulele, guitar, and piano
String band
Music recording and production

Our building is also home to some great local businesses that share our vision of community-centered service:
Lily Pad Lab
Western Wisconsin Music and Medicine
Amy Hahn, art therapist

Why buy the building now?
The Smets family, who founded the music school back in 2010, did an amazing job renovating the building to accommodate a variety of music education opportunities, including creating private studios, a soundproof drum studio, a recital room, lobbies, and other performance spaces.

The time has come to either buy the building or move. It is a great location and we haven’t found a better place to offer our services. We are very close to being able to purchase the building, although the purchase price ended up being higher than we planned.

We are reaching out to the community to help us raise the necessary funds while at the same time offering some unique incentives.

You may also contact us directly to donate and select the reward that you prefer.
[email redacted]

*Please read the terms and conditions for each incentive prior to donating*

Mugs and tote bags available for purchase
Check out our online for details.

Wall of Patrons
We will dedicating part of the wall near the lobby to say thank you to all the people who donate to our campaign -- no matter the amount.

Rent the Music School: $300
Host your event with us. We have multiple spaces available, as well as a kitchenette and lots of toys for young children. We'll even provide an hour live music if you choose.

Name a Music Studio: $500
Have a favorite musician or teacher you would like to honor? We have 13 studios currently named after famous classical musicians. We'll be renaming them after the purchase and this is your chance to join in.

Terms and conditions

Wall of Patrons
-We will contact you to confirm the name you would like to have featured (your names, a child's name, family name, business name, etc.)
-Anonymous donors and donors who do not confirm that they would like to be featured will not be included.

Host your event at the music school:
-Scheduling is flexible, but the event must not conflict with other events at the school.
-Maximum of four hours, including set up and clean up.
-Event must be scheduled within one year of donation.

Music Studio Naming Rights:
-Your choice of studio.
-Name will be featured on the observation window.
-We will produce a custom poster with details about your choice to be featured on the wall adjacent to the studio.

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