The Choir School of

Newport County



Free & Accessible

Piano Lessons

Do you like to sing?

Join this well-established program

and get paid to sing! AND get free piano lessons, if you currently qualify for free or reduced-price lunch!

Introductory Participation Includes:

  • A half-hour weekly private piano lesson, schedule filled
    in order of completion of a successful family interview

  • and application form, late Sept. through mid June.
    MONDAY lessons: at the Creative Communities Collaborative, in the Florence Gray Center, 1 York Street, Newport, lower level FRIDAY lessons: at St. John’s Church, 61 Poplar Street, Newport

  • A high quality 88 weighted-key Yamaha piano for home practice.
    This electric piano is assigned to you on loan, and taken home after your first lesson. Includes stand and pedal.

  • one choir rehearsal per week 4:00 to 5:30 pm held at St. John’s Church, Girls Choir on Tuesdays, Boys Choir on Wednesdays
    Once a month, rehearsal is Thursday instead, from 5:00 to 7:30, which includes dinner, and part of rehearsal with adult singers. CHOIR CAMP, August 11-16, 2019, is an ideal way to launch!

  • CD player, if needed. Transportation, if desired.

Suzuki Method

The piano lessons are taught by a certified Suzuki method instructor, including a lesson book with study CD. Home listening and practice are essential parts of the process and a home practice log is kept (signed by a parent/guardian).
The Boys Choir and Girls Choir each sings once a month at the Church of Saint John the Evangelist, 61 Poplar Street, Newport.

The Choir School of Newport County does not discriminate on the basis of race, income, national origin, religious affiliation, or any other factor in determining admission to its programs. Children from all of Newport County are eligible.

Interested? Schedule an Interview Today!

The Grants That Helped Us

These are the grants that have help made this program be completely free.

This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund &

Newport County Fund At The


Arts Access Grant From


And The Karen House Memorial Fund