Since 2013, the Quest Center has partnered with families and local organizations, including the Dickson County Board of Education, local school administrations, LEAPS After-School Programs, the Dickson Housing Authority, the Arc Dickson County and others to provide affordable music education & instrument instruction for students grades 4-12, including low-income, at-risk youth, individuals with behavioral, social and emotional issues and developmental delays.
We think we do a pretty good job. In fact, our retention rate, references and impact statements from parents and partners support our success.
Our program curriculum includes:
- year-round instrument instruction & music education programs for students grades 4-12, including individuals with special needs (behavioral, social, emotional or developmental);
- Extended education & community activities, including
- monthly student jams;
- workshops that expose students to technical, business & creative careers in music;
- music camps;
- student musician support for charitable & community events.
In an effort to eliminate most barriers to participation, the Quest Center:
- Conducts programs at locations throughout the community. To accommodate students and parents, we conduct classes, workshop and camps at multiple sites throughout Dickson County, including after-school programs at multiple Dickson County public schools, our studio in downtown Dickson and other locations
- Offers low-cost music instruction plus additional scholarships for qualified families. NO CHILD IS TURNED AWAY FOR FINANCIAL REASONS
- Provides free in-class use of instruments
- Offers a limited number of home-loaner instruments for qualified students. This program has proved effective with both educational advancement and student accountability.