Start Your Music Tutoring Program Today!

We’re excited to hear you are interested in starting a music tutoring program! We will work with you every step of the way to get your program up and running, free of charge. Here are some details on how the process works.

Get Started in 5 Easy Steps

If you are a high school musician...

1. Reach Out

Let us know you’re interested in working with us by filling out an interest form.

2. Prepare Your Team

Find a friend or two who might be interested in helping you launch your program. To prepare for the meeting, read the Meeting Agenda & Focus Questionnaire that we send to you via email and create an account on our website. 

3. Meet With Us

Once we receive your form, we will schedule a meeting with you. This will let us get to know you and how to best help you.

4. Review the Document

After the meeting, we will send you the ALTO Model Document which includes templates, information, and example pages to help start your music tutoring program. This is also where you'll discuss your plan with your music director, school, boosters, and any other people involved to ensure everything is feasible. Once you're done planning, you'll begin working on creating the logistical factors such as payment systems, social media, documents, and folders. We're free to answer any questions you may have and set up additional meetings as necessary.

5. Launch Your Program

Once your program's systems are put in place, you’ll be ready to begin recruiting tutors, finding students, matching tutors to students, and offering lessons! You’ll need to get the word out to your community, and we’ll help you with any issues you run into during the process.

If you are a school music director...

1. Reach Out

Let us know you’re interested in working with us by emailing us. Please give a brief overview of your music program, your school, details on the students served, and the role of music in the surrounding community. We will then email you with more details and answer any questions you may have.

2. Find Student Leaders

Find 2-3 high school students in your music tutoring program who are interested in being the student leaders (Program Coordinators) for the music tutoring program at your school.

3. Meet With Us

Once you have found Program Coordinators for the music tutoring program, we will schedule a meeting with you, your Program Coordinators, and our team. This meeting will let you and your Program Coordinators learn about how your program will operate and the duties that each position will entail. 

4. Review the Document

From this stage on, your Program Coordinators will be leading the program. We will send you and your Program Coordinators the ALTO Model Document which includes templates, information, and example pages to help start your music tutoring program. Once done planning, your Program Coordinators will begin working on creating the logistical factors of the program with your advice and input. These factors include the payment systems, social media, marketing material, documents, and folders. We will respond to all questions you and your Program Coordinators send us within 48 hours. We can also set up additional meetings as necessary (no more than 2 per month). 

5. Launch Your Program

Once your program's systems are put in place, your Program Coordinators will be ready recruit tutors, find students, match tutors to students, and begin offering lessons! You'll likely need to help your Program Coordinators get the word out to your school (district) and community. We will assist your program with any issues encountered throughout the process.

We've Launched, What Now?

Fear not, as you continue to run your program, we will check in with you biweekly to see how things are going on and help fix issues that arise through email, social media, and Zoom meetings. Your program will also enjoy a wide variety of benefits and services from ALTO including marketing and PR via our social media platforms, eligibility to request financial and non-financial grants, eligibility to receive discoun eligibility to participate in ALTO events such as virtual performances, masterclasses, lectures, social events, and annual conventions. We will continue to add more events and benefits over time, through input and ideas.