Kids in a New Groove is a 501c3 non-profit that seeks to enrich and enhance the lives of foster children by nurturing their hearts and minds through music. We offer private music mentorship to Texas youth in foster care, and our program has a proven track record of helping these youth improve grades, behavior, and overall life skills. Teachers involved in the program all have advanced degrees in music education and have been surprised to see how quickly the program has a positive influence on their students. "My KING students generally appear to be very excited to have an opportunity that they seem to realize they otherwise would not be afforded, were it not for this program. These kids seem to be at the mercy and whim of so many different people in their lives, and I feel they appreciate the consistency of my weekly visits." Kids in a New Groove offers several different types of lessons based on the child’s chosen area at no cost to the child or foster family. Our students take a variety of different lessons, including voice, piano, percussion, guitar, and music production, to name a few. Our students also perform in an annual recital and have the opportunity to make live recordings in a professional recording studio. We are currently providing lessons only to children in central Texas, but will be expanding to other areas in the near future. Many of our children are referred through CASA volunteers or CPS caseworkers. If you are interested in submitting a child for the program, please read our FAQ for further information.