The Quest Center helps builds & strengthen community through music.

The Quest Center is a 501(c)(3) youth development and music education resource center located in downtown Dickson, TN, a largely rural community 35 miles west of Nashville.

We believe that all children - including children living in rural, low-income communities - should be given the opportunity to learn, play, collaborate, create, self-express and derive all the benefits of music education regardless of their financial resources, abilities or other factors.


Our programs help students develop self-confidence, positive self-esteem, social skills, collaborative peer support and accountability - skills that help them succeed in school and make them desirable to employers. And they can read and play music. 

OUR goals:

  • Pro-actively engage students in rural, lower-income communities and make year-round music education programs available and accessible to them, regardless of their financial resources, abilities or other factors;

  • Eliminate most barriers to participation;

  • Provide an affordable & safe environment where all skill levels can experience a continuum of music activities: learn to read & play music, improve existing skills, collaborate with other students, explore songwriting and performance, make new friends who share a common interest;

  • Offer extended education opportunities that expose students to technical, business & creative careers in music; 

  • Provide a positive, creative and empowering environment that helps children develop self-confidence, positive self-esteem, social skills & accountability;

  • Provide leadership, passion and student engagement that helps reduce boredom & risk behavior among youth, especially during non-school hours & summer months;

  • Involve youth in leadership roles, as Teaching Assistants;

  • Reinforce that character and relationships matter.

The Quest Center for Art & Community Development Inc. is recognized by the IRS as a non-profit organization under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Center are deductible under section 170 of the Code. We are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code.