San Diego Music Studio supports music education in whatever way possible. We sponsor local music programs, repair instruments, attend board meetings, donate instruments to schools and individuals, volunteer at events and offer free monthly workshops. We regularly send representatives at the local, state and federal levels to advocate for music education, including an annual meeting in Washington, D.C. to meet with government officals.
We Believe In Music.
We Believe In Our Community.
Philippines Ukulele Project
San Diego Music Studio started the Philippines Ukulele Project in 2018. This project connects local donors to children at risk in the Philippines. We send a teacher to the Philippines, along with donated ukuleles and other items, to conduct classes and provide music instruments to children.
In 2019, San Diego Music Studio was honored with The Music Makes a Difference Award by the National Association of Music Merchants for the Philippines Ukulele Project. We continue throughout the year collecting donated items to ship regularly to the people in the Philippines. We believe that local people can make a worldwide impact. We support out community and others around the world in the pursuit of music education. After all, play them a song, they’ll be happy for a day. Teach them to play, they’ll be happy for a lifetime.
Advocating for Music in Washington D.C.
Every year, San Diego Music Studio participates in National Association of Music Merchants NAMM Fly-In program where nearly 100 NAMM members and staffs, music leaders, music educators, and notable artists are helping the children from different schools to engage in a quality music education and have access in these programs. This is to develop and discover the talents of these aspiring musicians.
Bryce Houghton Legacy
With a talent for many different instruments, Bryce Houghton became Student of the Month at San Diego Music Studio in 2018. For a school assignment, Bryce was asked what his legacy would be. He wrote that it would be to teach music. In 2019, Bryce and his family were a tragic car accident. Bryce did not survive but his legacy will live on.
Bryce’s personality and enthusiasm for life was inspiring. To keep his inspiration alive, San Diego Music Studio gifted $25,000.00 in repairs to the students of Bryce’s school district. Any district student using a school instrument in need of repair, may have their repair done for free at San Diego Music Studio.
Jerry Burns Memorial Scholarship
Every year, San Diego Music Studio proudly presents one student with the ‘Jerry Burns Scholarship.’ Jerry Burns was an adult piano student at SDMS for many years. After his passing from bone cancer in 2008, his wife Claire continued his legacy and kept his memory alive by donating Jerry’s piano to SDMS and paying for 1 year of tuition for a different student every year. Claire’s only requirements for this scholarship are that the student must have a passion for music and have a financial need.
- 2020 Liliana Carrillo 2020 Ellie Cervantes
$5,000.00 Instrument Giveaway
Each year, San Diego Music Studio awards $5,000 in free instruments to a local school. This program helps bolster music education in our local community and helps our schools get the instruments they so desperately need.
- 2019 Aviara Oaks Middle School
- 2018 Madison Middle School
- 2017 San Elijo Middle School
- 2016 Aviara Oaks Middle School
- 2015 Valley Middle School
- 2014 San Elijo Middle School
- 2013 Woodland Park Middle School
- 2012 San Marcos Middle School