TYMS Depends on Community Support.
TYMS intends to continue making music and creating opportunity for children and teens in Taos County. To do so, we need your help. The actual cost to provide weekly music classes is approximately $350 per student. Because we are a tuition-free program – and intend to remain tuition-free as each semester we enroll students who are unable to pay the nominal ($25) materials fee - we rely almost entirely on gifts from individuals, public and private foundations, and businesses to operate. We actively raise funds in a variety of ways throughout the year, in events and activities that involve our community as a whole, as well as targeted funders. We have never turned away a student who wants to learn.
Each and every gift, regardless of size, counts and is put to immediate use to retain our outstanding teachers, purchase and repair instruments and make this exceptional program available to all. TYMS puts all gifts to use to support our teachers, students and our programming.
TYMS is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit, so 100% of your gift is tax deductible.
Please consider supporting us with a tax deductible gift in an amount that is comfortable to you. In doing so, you give the gift of music and then some to young people in Taos County.
It’s easy to give.
Or, send a check made payable to
Taos Youth Music School to:
P. O. Box 596
Taos, NM 87571
Or call (575 770 1287) to speak with Morten Nilssen about other ways to give, including cash and in-kind donations.
We gratefully acknowledge our generous and loyal donors who support TYMS – including and especially our parents and families, anonymous grants and many others to supporters. Thank you for your gifts. Thank you for helping to pave the way for a bright future for Taos youth!
In addition to individual supporters, we have been generously funded by the following Foundations:
- Anonymous Estate
- St. James Episcopal Church
- The Episcopal Church Women (St. James)
- Diocese of the Rio Grande
- Taos Community Foundation
- New Mexico Arts
- The Nina Elizabeth Nilssen Fund
- The Fender Guitar Foundation