Plugged In is a non-profit music program committed to creating an inclusive, loving, and diverse community empowered to change the world. We educate musicians in a non-competitive environment, and provide band and individual performance opportunities in support of community and charitable causes.
Plugged In is a unique nonprofit youth rock band program teaching young musicians ages 6-19 of all levels and needs about using music to create positive change in the world. In addition to weekly ensemble band classes, private lessons, summer camp, songwriting workshops and community performances, five times a year Plugged In students perform in benefit concerts that raise money for causes and organizations chosen by the students themselves. Plugged In provides a nurturing and supportive community to which young musicians feel a sense of belonging, an opportunity to express and be acknowledged for their musical interests and a chance to use their music to help others around the world. What makes Plugged In special is our commitment to including all students, regardless of their ability to pay or the costs associated with accommodating our students with special needs - what we call our Inclusion Program. In this environment of compassion and acceptance, all our students learn the power of helping others and learn to love themselves.