WILLY PETE MUSIC PROGRAM
HOW IT WORKS
The Willy Pete Music Program (WPMP) is a FREE fifteen-week program that includes one-on-one instruction of instruments, songwriting lessons and audio/visual technology by members of the Willy Pete Network of musicians & artists. At the conclusion of each program the students and professional musicians perform an exciting live concert at a local venue for family, friends and military supporters.
If you are interested in participating in WPMP, please fill out the simple form below. We will be in touch about the next opportunity to join the program.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Do I have to be a wounded warrior to apply for these lessons?
No! We want to give any warrior interested in music the opportunity to learn or advance their skill.
Where will these lessons be held?
Most lessons will be at a location that is best for the student and teacher. We are partnering with schools, studios and other venues ,and once you're in the program, the location will be suggested and agreed upon. We don't want distance to be an issue.
What if I don't have an instrument?
Each student will be provided an instrument for them to use and practice on during the program. If a student attends at least 80% of the lessons in a 15 week period they can keep the instrument forever.
Do I have to perform at the final concert?
We understand that some may only want to play for themselves at home and some may feel that performing in front of people is too much of a challenge. If this is the case, we will work out some creative way to showcase your progress on the night of the concert.
Can I join half way through the program?
We are still working out the way the semester program will work for anyone who wants to join late and we desire for as many to be a part of each program as possible. This will be addressed in a case by case manner.
What if my schedule changes, I have an out of town trip or I get sick?
Once your lessons start, you can arrange with your instructor if your schedule changes…this is no problem.
How long are the lessons?
Each lesson is 1 hour long
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“I am continually amazed at how the members of Willy Pete seek to engage with military members and veterans.
When I learned of their FREE music mentor program, I registered immediately. Even though I had many commitments like school, work, home-life, and preparing for post-retirement employment, the music mentor program seemed like something I couldn’t let pass me by. I took a couple minutes to fill out the online form to describe my current musical abilities and skills I hoped to gain. Soon after I was contacted by the team and was participating in a weekly video conference, where I received one-on-one coaching on songwriting practices.
For me, music had always taken a back seat to family and the mission and I had yet to work with professionals who make music for a living. I was eager to get started. After our initial discussion, I was able to set a schedule that worked for me, and I was accommodated to meet in the evening even though I was 8hrs ahead in Germany.
The experience gave me confidence in my abilities and left me with a co-written song that captures the value in having a “Wingman” helping us through major transitional periods.
The opportunity to work with professionals had not been an option for me during my USAF career, and it likely wouldn’t have had it not been for Willy Pete’s genuine desire to humbly devote their talents to serving the military community!”
Once you submit this form, we will follow up with you with details and answer any questions you may have.