Our improvisation workshops welcome everyone — regardless of your musical experience.

Music for People is dedicated to re-vitalizing your music-making and promoting music as a means of self-expression. We offer music improvisation workshops throughout the year, as well as a four-year program called the Musicianship and Leadership Program (MLP) of which there are over 100 graduates (Certified Facilitators). 

Founded by cellist David Darling and flautist Bonnie Insull in 1986, Music for People promotes a humanistic approach to the way music is taught, performed, and appreciated. Its philosophy is embodied in a musical Bill of Musical Rights that profoundly respects the creative impulse in everyone. Music for People was founded to fulfill a key missing element in the training of many skilled music students, and especially to call back to music those who were lost along the way, when the form of their music schooling became too filled with criticism and harshly communicated judgement. Music for People also strives to act as a catalyst in gathering people together to play and sing by creating safe environments in which they can explore music improvisation.

If you want to explore improvisational music, we invite you to browse around this site, checkout our calendar and join us for a workshop.

Music for People is a 501(c) (3) not for profit arts organization.  Our work is supported by the contributions of our membership through yearly dues and by the tax-deductible donations of our generous sponsors.