Project GRIT – Growth, Resilience, Instinct, Tenacity

This music lesson program is a collaborative effort with members of the Salt Lake City School District and the Utah State Board of Education. Partnering strategically and exclusively with Title I schools, Project GRIT aims to close the opportunity gap for at-risk students by providing daily, high-quality music and instrument instruction at no cost to students!

Today, over 300 students benefit from world-class music lessons across our three partner schools: City Academy (7-12), the Guadalupe School (K-6), and Mountain View Elementary (K-5).

Project GRIT is a full-scholarship division bringing music lessons to the most at-risk children. Consistent musical training provides a pathway to success, and we believe it should be accessible to all!



A culture of success

Project GRIT’s objective is to bring the beauty, power, and joy of quality music lessons to underserved students. Ultimately, our goal is 100% college acceptance for those who complete the entire program K-12. In its 9th year, the program is already showing statistically demonstrable results in lessened absenteeism, improved academic proficiency, and decreased behavioral problems among participants.

Young Latin American music GRIT GIfted Music School students


GRIT Partner Schools

City Academy
The Guadalupe School
Mountain View Elementary


GRIT Faculty

Mountain View Elementary
Rachel H. Taft, GRIT Program Coordinator, Mountain View
Erika Hubbard
The Guadalupe School
Christina King
Kimberly Marsden
Monica Thiriot


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or call 385.222.7787 now!