HAPCO’s arts and music programs help youth use their artistic and musical talents as a vehicle to fund education or as a profession. Camps, clinics, master classes and private instruction are taught by industry and community professionals the students can relate to, identify with and learn from. The programs encourage artistic expression, technique and public performance.
HAPCO’s arts and music programs connect young people with professionals who they can relate to, identify with and learn from. The majority of our instructors have overcome economic and social challenges to forge a path of success for their lives...
In all-day free clinics, student musicians learn from professionals. The clinics typically include group and break-out sessions, focusing upon technique and form. They will also gain insights into educational resources available through music programs as well as guidance for pursuing professional musical careers.
Learn from the best professionals in the industry at HAPCO’s Summer Jazz Camp! Improve your performance skills in full ensemble rehearsals, sectionals, master classes, combo workshops, as well as theory, jazz history and improvisation training...
We promote local talent through HAPCO LIVE, connecting program alumni and partners with community venues and civic events for public performance. Our musicians entertain audiences with jazz, gospel, rock and country music...
Private Music Lessons
Dallas, Texas metro area
Richmond Punch, violinist, Juilliard and Yale Graduate
HAPCO will provide free private music lessons to students who cannot afford lessons for violin, viola, cello, bass and piano.
HAPCO Culinary Arts provides free nutrition education and cooking classes through in-person classes and YouTube videos. It also provides free training and mentoring to disadvantaged young people who are pursuing culinary arts careers.
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Lenard Rutledge teaches beginning percussion students technique and proficiency. A Miami native, he began his musical career as a percussionist. In the 2021/22 school year, he taught this multi-class program at Madison Middle School.
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Throughout the year, HAPCO hosts fundraising Paint Parties for adults, which are evenings of painting, friendship and fun. No art experience is required – a professional artist instructs participants on inspiration, execution and expression. Ticket price includes all art supplies, hors d’oeuvres, one drink ticket, door prizes and so much fun. Cash bar available.
Oakland Art & Heritage Center
HAPCO provides live music performances and art exhibits at the Center, featuring local and national artists and musicians.
Customized Programs - Youth & Seniors
HAPCO develops custom-tailored arts, music and culinary arts education for individual school programs and community centers. Programs include clinics, master class series and full programming that emphasize personal skill development, teamwork, historical perspective and social interactions.
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HAPCO is raising funds for a 16-25 seat passenger van to transport youth to arts and music programs. The lack of transportation is a major obstacle for many young people in our community to participate in arts and music education programs.
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HAPCO connects student musicians with donated musical instruments. We refurbish unwanted or damaged instruments. We provide instruments to individuals who cannot afford their own instrument as well as place unwanted instruments such as pianos and organs in local community centers and churches. We also need instruments for our programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida.
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HAPCO builds programs throughout Central Florida via partnerships with educators and civic organizations. We develop programs based upon each group’s particular needs and interests, and match each program with professional musicians and artists who possess the educational skill set to deliver relevant and engaging content.
Contact us if you would like to develop an arts or music program at your school or organization or if you have a special need, such as a piano at a community center.
Contact us if you are a professional artist or musician who would like to be involved in mentoring and educating young people in your field of expertise.
Your financial support helps us grow our programing to help young people improve their abilities and talents, giving them a means to continue their education.