Building strong music mentorship communities worldwide.

Our Programs

  • 20,000+ lessons provided

  • 1,500+ students

  • 400+ tutors

  • 25 programs in 9 U.S. states and 6 other countries

Our Mission

The American League of Tutoring Organizations (ALTO) is an international, youth-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing accessible and quality music education to young students around the world. We aim to fulfill this by providing high school musicians and their music directors with the necessary resources, consulting, grants, and global network to start and manage student-led music tutoring programs in their school or community.


Each music tutoring program offers free or reduced rate private lessons taught by high school tutors to elementary and middle school students in the surrounding area. Each program is run by local high school musicians and is meant to foster long term musical unity and growth within the school district or community it serves. 

To further enrich our tutors and students' musical growth, ALTO also offers virtual events such as masterclasses with world-class musicians, workshops, seminars, and social events. As schools begin to reopen, we are shifting our focus to in person events such as workshops and performance opportunities.  These events include both those that are held within a single tutoring program and those that span multiple tutoring programs in one geographic area.


Upcoming Events

  • October Recital
    ALTO Virtual Recital
    Oct 24, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
    ALTO Virtual Recital
    ALTO tutors and students from around the world will be participating in our first virtual recital of the 2021-22 season! 12 different performances including solos, duets, and a quartet will be featured. Zoom link will be provided in September and the recording will be posted on Youtube.
  • November Recital
    ALTO Virtual Recital
    Nov 24, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST
    ALTO Virtual Recital
    Come join us in our second virtual recital of the season! 12 different performances including soloists and duets representing all instrument groups including vocal and folk music will be featured. Zoom link will be provided in October and the recording will be posted on Youtube.
  • TBD
    Q&A session with actress Kelley Jakle
    Fall 2021 - exact date is TBD
    Join us in an exclusive Q&A session with Hollywood actress and singer-songwriter Kelley Jakle. Kelley played the role of Jessica Smith in the Pitch Perfect series and has been in several other movies and TV shows. More info will be announced in August.



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Our Services

  • For Programs, Program Coordinators​, and Music Directors​

    • Consultation:​​​

      • Zoom consultation for setting up program

      • 24 hour response to all questions and weekly check ins

      • Long term strategic planning including financials and events planning with dedicated personnel

      • Workshops for further program development

    • Resources: 

      • Access to the latest version of the ALTO Model Documents

      • Access to a suite of supplemental resources including documents, spreadsheets, videos, modules, templates, sample sheets, flyers, indexes, and forms

    • Marketing & PR:

      • Social media posts and story reposts

      • Appearance on Programs Indexes

      • Features in Program Showcases 

    • Grants & Certification:

      • Funding and non-financial donations through the ALTO Grants Program

      • Community service hour vertification for all Program Coordinators 

    • Premium Services (paid): 

      • Logo, social media posts, and website designs (click here for more information)

  • For Tutors and Students

    • Events & Performances: 

      • Online masterclasses, lectures, workshops, Q&A sessions, and performance opportunities  

      • Local and regional masterclasses, workshops, training sessions, and performance opportunities

    • Grants: 

      • Discounted music products from our sponsors

    • Certification:

      • PVSA community service hours for volunteer tutors

      • Tutor Training Sessions (may incur a fee)

    • Publications: 

      • Access to and participation in compiling our music blogs, Newsletters, and Musician's Corner interviews

We offer all of the services below for FREE unless otherwise designated

Our Core Values


  • To bring musical unity to local schools and communities

  • To create and maintain a strong support network for leaders to help each other

  • To bring students together through nationwide events and performances


  • To build strong, responsible leaders who actively advance their communities and the world

  • To enable students to serve their communities as founders and leaders

  • To give high school students an opportunity to mentor and guide young students


  • To always be transparent and accountable

  • To maintain utmost levels of punctuality and professionalism

  • To commit to responsible stewardship

  • To strictly adhere to our anti-discrimination policy

Unity & Networking

  • To provide each student an opportunity to reach their musical dreams and aspirations, regardless of their socioeconomic background.

  • To give local schools and communities a new, quality outlet for music education


Our Sponsors

ALTO gratefully acknowledges our invaluable sponsors for their generous support and contribution. If you would like to sponsor our organization, please contact us!

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