Building strong music mentorship communities worldwide.

Why music tutoring programs...

  • ​Benefit elementary and middle school music students

  • Benefit high school musicians

  • Benefit schools, school music programs, and school districts

  • Benefit the surrounding community

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, and global network to start and manage student-led music tutoring programs in their school or community.

Our Services

  • For Programs, Program Coordinators​, and Music Directors

    • Unlimited Zoom consultations and 24 hour response to all questions​

    • A suite of resources including the ALTO Model Documents, templates, spreadsheets, videos, and the modules

    • Marketing and PR coverage

    • The ALTO Grants Program for financial and non-financial contributions

    • Professional development seminars for Program Coordinators and tutors 

  • For Tutors and Students

    • Masterclasses, interviews (Q&A sessions), lectures, and workshops with world-class musicians​

    • Worldwide virtual performances

    • Music blogs, Musician's Corner interviews (with world-class musicians), and our student-compiled Newsletter

    • Social events and game nights

    • Volunteer hours certificates for tutors

    • Tutor training sessions

We offer all of the above services for FREE!

Our Core Values

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


  • 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

Our Programs

  • 9000+ lessons provided

  • 1000+ participants worldwide

  • 16 programs in 8 U.S. states and 4 other countries

Programs Outside of the U.S.

  • Toronto, Canada

  • Tokyo, Chiba, Osaka, and Kyoto, Japan

  • Novi Sad, Serbia

  • Seoul and Gangneung, South Korea

Upcoming Events

  • Masterclass with Tim Lin
    May 07, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT
    Six jazz musicians will be given the opportunity to play for Tim Lin and receive detailed feedback. Details will be announced on 4/10! Tim is a guest lecturer at National Taiwan University and CSU East Bay, instructor at Stanford Jazz Workshop, graduate of USC Thornton, and a top jazz soloist!
  • Virtual Spring Concert
    Join us on Youtube!
    Jun 12, 4:30 PM PDT
    Join us on Youtube!
    Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral" in F major, Op. 68, 5th Movement by Ludwig van Beethoven

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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