TMV at a Glance


Students/Participants Served (monthly average)


  • In-House Music & Dance Classes/Lessons

    • In-person: 400+ individuals of all ages, infants through retirees (prior to March, 2020).

    • Virtual: 75+ individuals of all ages.


  • Open Jams: Acoustic, Ukulele, Vocal

    • In-person: 45 adults (prior to March, 2020).

    • Virtual: 18 adults.



Flagship Initiatives


  • Girls Rock Michiana

    • Empowerment initiative and summer camp for elementary and middle school-aged girls.

    • GRM has served 93+ girls since 2018.


  • Making Waves: STEM+Music

    • Innovative, curriculum-based grade school STEAM program.

    • MW sharpens creative and analytical skills while building teamwork through a custom-made instrument design-build-analyze process. Students compose their own works; culminates in a performance. 

    • MW has engaged 1000s of students across Michiana since 2016. 


Partnerships & Collaborations


  • After-School, Adult Enrichment, Community Outreach

    • 40+ active partnerships, bringing musical arts enrichment programming to 9 counties.

    • Key partners include: schools, Boys & Girls Clubs, libraries, colleges/universities, assisted living facilities, city governments, businesses, disability and children’s advocacy groups.


Community-Wide Performances & Events


  • The Music Village Block Party 

    • Annual summer kickoff celebration with live music, food, children’s activities, and community partners.

  • The Music Villagers

    • TMV jam group musicians play 50+ gigs per year at social and civic events, assisted living facilities, libraries, and fairs.

  • Book-A-Musician Service

    • Professional musicians available to perform throughout the region.


Tuition Assistance


  • Need-based aid is available for most classes and programs.

    • 36+ individuals are/have received full/partial assistance.

The Music Village Core Programs, Activities, & Partners

In March 2020, TMV quickly pivoted to offer virtual programs and musical enrichment activities for our community. The majority of TMV’s core programs are now online, and many partnerships are being developed and adapted for remote learning and participation.


  • Private Music Lessons for All Ages

    • Accordion Drums Piano Voice

    • Banjo Guitar (Acoustic, Electric, Fingerstyle) Recording Arts Winds

    • Bass (Upright, Electric) Mandolin Strings 

    • Brass Music Theory Ukulele


  • Early Children’s Developmental Music Classes

    • Music For me! An interactive class for infants, toddlers, and their parents.

    • The Children’s Music Workshop An activities-based class for ages 6-8, utilizing Musikgarten curriculum standards.

  • Youth Ensemble & Group Programs

    • Girls Rock Michiana/Girls Rock camp

    • Jazz Ensemble

    • Rock School 101


  • Dance Classes

    • African Dance & Drumming

    • Swing Dance


  • Workshops

    • Irish Music Academy

    • Musical Theatre

    • Making Waves: STEM+Music

    • The Great American Songbook

    • Ukulele 101

  • Jams

    • Acoustic

    • TMV Songsters

    • Ukulele

  • After-School Program Partners

    • Boys and Girls Clubs

    • ETHOS Innovation Center

    • St. Joe, Elkhart county public, private schools


  • Adult Enrichment Partners

    • Forever Learning Institute

    • Healthwin

    • Holy Cross Village

  • Community Outreach Program & Events Partners

    • Community Foundation of St. Joseph County

    • DTSB

    • Logan Center

    • South Bend Brew Werks

    • South Bend Woodworks

    • St. Joe, Elkhart county libraries

    • University of Notre Dame

    • Venues Parks & Arts

Our Partners