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Outreach – Music Foundation of Greater Naples

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Pre-K Literacy/Violin Program

established in 2010
Mission Statement:  To cost-effectively increase learning potential that  enhances literacy and focus, left-right brain development, self-regulation and focus as well as motor and social skills, for pre-school children.

Participants are students in 12 Collier County Head Start/VPK sites
Small group lessons twice a week during the student school day

Cost for one Head Start classroom for 8 months of lessons:  $2400
For information, check the Website:  MusicScores.org

Founder and Program Director: Judy Evans
Funding: Naples Children and Education Foundation (Winter Wine Festival) Grant
                  Community Foundation of Collier County Grant
                  West Bay Community Charitable Fund Grant
                  Individual Donors
Website: MusicScoresFoundation.org




Fernando Piano Program

established in 2012

Current participants are students in four elementary Title 1 schools.
Small after school group lessons twice a week
Instructors are CCPS Certified music instructors.

One time start up supplies for new program:  $ 1,800.00
     • Yamaha Piaggero Keyboards, 7 Stageline keyboard stands, 7 Stageline benches,
     •  Alfred’s Basic Book I and 7 Alfred Book II                          

Chair: Judy Evans
Funding: Fernando Family




LEAP (Learning from Elementary to Advanced Piano) Program

established in 2015
Private weekly piano lessons for students (ages 8-14) identified by school music
The purpose of this award is “To enable gifted and motivated students from low
    income families to achieve the intellectual and social benefits of learning to
    play the piano.”
Students must demonstrate to LEAP committee that they are meeting expectations in  
    order to qualify for more than one year of piano lessons.
Pianos provided by Steinway
Chair: Elizabeth Braren
Funding: Myra Williams and Anne Roberts $5,000 from each for 5 years

download LEAP info below :

LEAP Glance – 2022 




Middle School Band and Orchestra Master Classes

established in 1994
School directors recommend second year students.
Criteria: Student worked hard for first 1.5 years in school program
              Student shows promise
              Family cannot afford private lessons; qualify for free or reduced lunch status
Two Sites: Immokalee MS and Naples site for in town middle school students
Naples site: Five, ninety- minute coaching sessions; small groups 2-6 students
      Area certified music instructors teach at the Naples site.
Immokslee site: Four, ninety-minute sessions
      Mentors are FGCU music majors
Chair: Steve Detjen (mentored by Judy Evans)
Funding: Naples Concert Band–$5,000, Music Foundation of Greater Naples–$5000




Haegg Program

established in 2008
Private weekly lessons for middle school students qualifying for the school reduced/free
      lunch status
Students submit application with essay
School teacher writes recommendation letter
Haegg committee selects up to 10 students for audition and interview
Students who make significant progress are eligible for lessons up to 3 years
Chair: Cathy Pflieger
Funding: Haegg Family Trust

Click below to download Haegg application and rules:
2022 HAEGG Rules-Regulations-Application

Haegg/Sansom Family Award Student Winter Recital
Sunday, January 8, 2023
St. Monica’s Episcopal Church
7070 Immokalee RD. Naples, FL 34119

Haegg/Sansom Family Award Student Spring Recital
Sunday, June 4, 2023
St. Monica’s Episcopal Church
7070 Immokalee RD. Naples, FL 34119




Sansom Awards

established 2020
Private, weekly 45 minute lessons for high school students who qualify for school
reduced/free lunch status
Five High school students will be selected
Students submit application with essay
School Teacher writes recommendation letter
Students will be selected for an audition and interview
Chair: Lauren Pardee
Funding: Sansom Foundation Trust

Click below to download the Sansom Application and Rules & Regulations
2022 Sansom-Rules-Reg. Checklist application






From Johanne Nordilus, MFGN award-winning voice student in 2010 and 2011, 2011 graduate of Palmetto Ridge High School, presently attending Florida State University in Tallahassee: “I would like to thank the [Music Foundation of Greater Naples] for all of the wonderful opportunities you provide for young performers like me to grow musically. Through the Scholarship Program I’ve gained performance experience and more knowledge on technique. With the funds that I was awarded I was able to take voice lessons and help pay for my college expenses. This club is a wonderful organization that is helping keep music alive in Naples and giving students the chance of a lifetime to continue to study music. Thank you all for the work you’ve done. I know this organization will continue to change the lives of students for years to come. I truly appreciate all that you do! Sincerely, Johanne Nordilus”