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Partners in Music

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What is Partners in Music?

Our program pairs BYU student volunteers with local students at Dixon Middle School who want to develop their skills on an instrument or in singing but are not taking private lessons. Come be a part of a developing musician's journey through service. We mentor through music!

How do I get involved?

If you are interested in volunteering in our program, please complete the interest survey below (about 20 minutes) or contact for more information.

Interest Survey!

Due to limited funding, only a certain number of background checks can be provided for our volunteers, which in turn results in a limited number of volunteers that can serve in our program. As a result, we cannot guarantee that everyone interested in volunteering will be able to serve in our program.

Volunteer Commitment:

Volunteers teach one thirty minute lesson once a week right after the student gets out of school.

Because of our desire to respect the funds that are used to provide background checks for our volunteers, we ask that anyone interested in volunteering be sure that they can commit and adjust their schedules to be able to teach both Fall and Winter Semesters. This does not mean that you have to teach the same day for both semesters, but you must have room in your weekly schedule to teach during one of the available times.

In addition, our program requires that at least two volunteers teach together on a given day to prevent any chance of a volunteer and student being alone together in the band room where lessons normally take place. Volunteers also rely on their own transportation/carpooling to get to and from Dixon Middle School.


This program requires a background check from the Provo School District, one of our Community Service Providers. Further information about this process will be given after you have completed the interest survey above.

Please complete this mandatory 25 minute Minor Protection Training before you begin working with the children. This training is transferable between BYU programs if we are unable to match you with a student.


Available by email at

Abigail Lee, Executive Director

Office Hour: Mondays 10:00-11:00 AM

Steel Manion

(385) 505-6950

Gavin Speakman

(307) 880-1791