Metropolitan Youth Orchestras of Central Alabama (MYOCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing musical talent in the youth of central Alabama. Through its extraordinary Scrollworks program, the organization offers FREE music lessons by coordinating a roster of volunteer teachers.
It's something like Venezuela's El Sistema; a publicly financed music-education program that produced Gustavo Dudamel and this bit of magnificence.
By the way, another organization, ArtCorp, sends volunteer professional artists to work in Central America locations; presenting the arts as an "effective methodology for community empowerment and engagement, educating and inspiring people to participate actively in improving the environmental, health, and social conditions in their communities."
Application deadlines are May 1, May 29 and June 26, 2009.
You might consider joining.