Instrument Training and Support Program

A student gets mentored through the Instrument Training and Support program

The Symphony’s Instrument Training and Support (IT&S) program provides assistance to every instrumental music program in San Francisco’s public middle schools and high schools, grades 6–12, free of charge to schools and students.

IT&S provides:

  • Professional Coaching: Professional musicians visit schools weekly throughout the year to provide specialized instruction for instrumentalists. Teaching artists specialize in string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments.
  • Instrument and Musical Supplies: IT&S provides much needed items such as bows, shoulder rests, reeds, mouthpieces, music stands, and sheet music. IT&S also assists with repairs to damaged instruments and with the purchase of new instruments.
  • Symphony Tickets: Tickets to select San Francisco Symphony concerts, SFS Youth Orchestra concerts, and open rehearsals are provided free of charge.

Read testimonials about IT&S from SF public school teachers

MORE INFORMATION

Ron Gallman
Director, Education
415-503-5400
rgallman@sfsymphony.org

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