North Shore Music Scholarship

$650 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 4 people in 5 months

Objective - to provide quality music education for teens and seniors who need assistance and 
encouragement in Wilmette IL and neighboring areas. To remove the barrier of taking the first step by 
providing lessons and guidance for scholarship recipients. 

Our goal is to have funding for students of varying 
demographics to receive 12 lessons (3 months) and local area schools to receive group classes (10-16 classes per session)

The focus will be on teens and senior citizens who are underrepresented or have special needs. 

Students referred through contact with local area organizations.

Benefits of learning Music:

Cognitive, Physical and Social 

For children music is supplemental education helping with math and reading. The use of melodic forms, counting rhythms and music theory add to a child’s ability to comprehend school curriculum from a different perspective. 

Cognitive benefits for adults can stem mostly from use of short and long term memory directly attributed to mnemonic devices. 

Physical attributes stem mostly from muscle memory, acute hand eye coordination and fine motor skills. 

Social benefits are from group learning and private lessons dealing with problem solving, goal 
achievement and positive reinforcement. 


Cost per student is $480 for 12 lessons (3 months).

The cost is evenly split between the instructor and
North Shore Music 

$20,000 = 40 students 3 months of lessons Or 40 organizations receiving 10 group lessons

Additional funding is needed for instruments (average cost $200)

Program Guidelines:

Open position chords and simple 5 to 1 chord progression
Root position barre chord 
Root position Major and Minor Pentatonic scales 

Recital and performance opportunity after 12 lesson completion and final skill demonstration consisting 
of yet not limited to:

12 bar blues
Basic chord progression using
open position and barre chords 
Playing 3 simple melodies of choice on instrument
Ability to identify natural notes on instrument and read staff notation
Ability to read and demonstrate rhythmic notation

Who We Are:

North Shore Music offers music lessons on guitar, bass, drums, piano, voice, ukulele 
and banjo. 
Our instructors are in demand educated performers and recording professionals 
specializing in jazz, classical, rock, pop and bluegrass. 
We work with all students of any age and ability. Our philosophy is to teach each 
student the reward of self motivation and lifelong musical experience.

The scholarship program is now open and needs funding. 
We will share videos and information about student progress as it becomes available. 
A student performance video will be shared at the end of the 12 weeks. 
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Today is a big start for our program. With your help we are going to Washington School and Keshet twice a week. We will be working with 10 students grades 3-5 in Evanston and special needs residents in Highland Park.

The goal is to provide biweekly music education and have a group performance of 3 songs after 6 weeks.

Your donation has help to get the program started and going. Please share the news and help us grow to reach more people in the area.

Thank you and happy New Year,
Alejandro Urzagaste
North Shore Music
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We are pleased to be partnering with Youth and Opportunity United (Y.O.U.) in Evanston to provide after school music lessons to Washington Elementary School grades 3-5.

We start in 2019 working with students on guitar, bass and drums. A performance of 3 songs is the goal.
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