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At MusicWorks Asheville we are always looking for energetic, kind volunteers to work with our students.  Below are some ways you could help.  Please contact Anilia Hornsby, ahornsby@musicworksasheville.org, if you are interested!

Homework Assistance
Monday through Thursday all of our students spend time in MusicWorks completing their homework assignments for that day.  Our goal is to send each student home with complete and checked homework every single day.  To make that happen, our volunteers are invaluable.  Students are either mixed in grade, 1st-5th grade or kindergarten class has homework separately.  Volunteers sit with students while they work through worksheets and reading.  A student may require help with reading, spelling, or math.  The best way to help is to give a little assistance and then encouragement.  If at any time the students are working on something that you are unsure of how to help with there is always an Academic Specialist on hand to refer the student to.  

Music Class Assistance
Monday through Friday all of our students spend time in two music classes every afternoon.  Subjects include: chorus, violin, cello, flute, clarinet, percussion, bucket band, and orchestra.  An effective volunteer in this area does not need to be a musician themselves!  Teaching artists will direct the class and just having another adult available to encourage, lend a hand or model proper behavior is really helpful.

Practice Buddies
Monday through Friday all of our students spend time in two music classes every afternoon.  Subjects include: chorus, violin, cello, flute, clarinet, percussion, bucket band, and orchestra.  Each student learns and progresses at a different rate and so having an adult that the student can play for one on one is confidence building and helpful.  An effective volunteer in this area does not need to be a musician themselves!  The child will demonstrate their skills and the volunteer will listen, offering praise and encouragement.  This position is best for a volunteer who plans to offer regular time to MusicWorks as seeing the children grow will allow for a true relationship to blossom.   

Kindergarten Assistance
Kindergarten is where students explore all of the instruments, begin to learn rhythm and note reading, and complete homework from the school day and have time to play.  Volunteers are always well loved by these students who need individual help with homework and love showing off their new skills.