Mission and Vision

Kids in a New Groove provides Texas youth in foster care with a committed one-on-one mentoring relationship through weekly private music instruction, givingstudents the ability to build concrete strategies for life-long success. Kids in a New Groove’s vision is that all Texas youth in foster care have the tools and support they need to become successful individuals when they transition out of the foster care system.

Kids in a New Groove offers several different types of lessons based on the child’s chosen area at no cost to the child or foster family. Our students take a variety of different lessons, including voice, piano, percussion, guitar, and clarinet, to name a few. Our students also perform in an annual recital and have the opportunity to make live recordings in a professional recording studio. We are currently providing lessons to children in Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Houston, but will be expanding to other areas in the near future.

Many of our children are referred through CASA volunteers or CPS caseworkers. If you are interested in submitting a child for the program, please read our FAQ for further information.

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