In 2009, Tina Hendrix, the neice of Rock Legend Jimi
Hendrix, founded the Hendrix Music Academy to honor her uncle by making a
difference in the lives of the under-served children from his hometown.
Since then, hundreds of under-served youth of all ages have been served with free music lessons, free instruments, free healthy meals, free mentoring programs and performance opportunities.
Tina Hendrix with Hendrix Music Academy students at the Jimi Hendrix 40th Memorial Concert in Seattle.
At the Hendrix Music Academy, we teach so much more
than Music! We teach AGAINST: violence, hate, crime, ignorance and
poverty. We advocate FOR: arts in the community, peaceful solutions,
acceptance of others, embracing diversity, encouraging education, and
charity in our world.
We teach under-served youth the life skills and
strategies that they need to overcome challenges, and achieve life
goals. We encourage our students to continue their education, live
responsibly in the world, and to help others when they are able.
the Hendrix Music Academy, we mentor our students to become global
citizens. In order to become a true global citizen, certain aspects of
global citizenship such as becoming educated and experienced as
contributing citizens, must be taught. We lead by example and by the way
we live our lives, and the way we conduct ourselves in public. We learn
not to offend others by learning what offends others.
youth learn to give by receiving, they learn to teach by being taught,
it is our goal that by giving them the support they need to reach their
potential, they will in time, learn to give that support back to another
person in need.
We mentor all ages of under-served youth students, from elementary school throughout the
challenging teenage years, to become educated, responsible, and global
contributors. They learn this technique by participating in our dynamic
and charitable programs that redesigned to help At-risk Youth make
progress toward reaching life-goals, such as High school completion.
present At-risk Youth with opportunities such as helping feed the
hungry with our annual fall food drive, and by volunteering and
participating at the Hendrix Music Academy, or performing concerts for
those who are isolated, in the mobile music academy program. At Hendrix
Music Academy, our mentoring programs help turn At-risk Youth into
Global citizens and Future Philanthropists.
The Hendrix Music Academy is funded by Tina Hendrix and the support of Jimi's most dedicated fans! We don't receive any government funding whatsoever. We rely on the fans and those who believe in free education for under-served youth to keep our programs alive. Our music teachers are fans of Jimi Hendrix and they pay tribute to their mentor by teaching the children.
We provide all of our services free of charge for the families that we serve. Many are living in poverty and cannot afford to pay tuition. We need your help!