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Beyond the Grade provides free after school music classes to underserved youth throughout the Austin area. 100% of proceeds are applied to instrument purchases and paying teachers!

Beyond the Grade develops confidence and community in underserved youth in throughout the Austin area by providing free after school music education classes in local participating schools and education spaces.  Taught by local musicians, our curriculum is inspired by students’ interests, providing opportunities for expression and empowerment.  With school budgets continuously being slashed, community support for after school programs is more essential than ever to support and sustain the work we're doing in the classroom.

We teach traditional musical instrument classes like guitar, drums and rock band; but have also expanded into a new and exciting territory in our BEATS program.  With BEATS, our teachers are utilizing state of the art software to teach basic music theory, audio production & composition.  This has broken new ground and is quickly becoming one of our most sought after programs as it is both unique and incorporates STEAM learning into our curriculum.  The kids themselves have expressed a great deal of interest as many of their current musical heroes are electronic music producers.  Teaching to their interests is a large part of what makes our programs successful! 

Beyond the Grade is Keeping Music Alive in Austin Schools!

Donation Levels


$15 Headphones for BEATS/Keyboard Classes
We are always in need of new headphones every semester, and this is a GREAT way to help us at a low cost!
$25 1 Hour of Classroom Instruction
All of the teachers in our programs are local, working musicians in our community. They do an outstanding job effectively teaching our curriculum while also inspiring our students to have fun and come out of their shells. Mentorship is an important part of our classroom dynamic and our teachers have proven they are instilling confidence and community in these kids. And to show our appreciation, we pay them a living wage!
$35 Bundle of Drum Sticks
Drums are a big hit in our program! (pun definitely intended) We are always in need of new drumsticks as with diligent practice they tend to become worn and break by the end of the school year. With the new school year coming, we need several bundles to keep up with the rhythmic excitement of our students!
$50 2 Hours of Classroom Instruction
All of the teachers in our programs are local, working musicians in our community. They do an outstanding job effectively teaching our curriculum while also inspiring our students to have fun and come out of their shells. Mentorship is an important part of our classroom dynamic and our teachers have proven they are instilling confidence and community in these kids. And to show our appreciation, we pay them a living wage!

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