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A Vision for December, 2018 Peer Private Lessons
The mission statement of PPL: Peer Private Lessons is an independent organization that provides one-on-one musical instruction by students, for students.
We seek to empower our classmates to enjoy their instruments through sound-focused curriculum and affordable lessons.
PPL exists in service to its community and its people.
We shared our vision in August 2018, two months after the conclusion of the 2017-2018 school year. Our director and founder, Christopher Zou, will be moving on to college in just a few weeks. This is a crucial transition period for Peer Private Lessons. Whether or not this organization continues to strengthen its foundation and expand its connections will depend on the work of the board in the coming months.
We have a few goals for this upcoming semester, which are outlined below:
1) Provide a smooth transition: Christopher Zou provided tremendous leadership in the founding and subsequent expansion of this organization. It is our hope that in the following months, the eight board members for the 2018-2019 school year will be able to move forward with private lessons at Huron and Pioneer, as well as the middle schools in the district. Additionally, the current board contains six seniors and two juniors. We want to prepare for another continuous change in leadership when the seniors graduate, as well as provide a foundation for future transitions.
2) Get off the ground at middle schools: Last school year, our two Outreach Coordinators contacted the orchestra directors of the majority of the middle schools in the Ann Arbor Public Schools district. Although most directors displayed enthusiasm and willingness to support PPL, we did not actually start any private lessons with middle school students. This fall, communicating with middle-school orchestra directors and kicking off these private lessons will be one of our priorities.
3) Rev it up at the high schools: In addition to AAPS middle-school students, Huron and Pioneer students will also have the opportunity to take free private lessons from a PPL faculty member. Our goal at these two high schools is to communicate more efficiently with the orchestra directors, and with their help, encourage even more students to sign up for lessons. This also applies to band. Huron currently has a band faculty, and we hope to do the same for Pioneer.
We are working toward achieving these three goals. In August 2018, we published the updated vision above to record our work from now until then. From there, vision-writing for June 2018 will begin.