And thank you for visiting our site! The Wesley Academy of Music (WAM) is a non-profit organization that exists to provide free musical training to financially disadvantaged children in Frankfort, Kentucky.
Whether a future student, a potential donor, or just someone with an appreciation for music education, we hope that you will explore our website to find out more about this ministry. Check out the video below to get an idea of what we are all about here at WAM.
Thank you and God bless,David W. Goins
“It is our hope that through lessons at WAM, students will increase personal capacity, discipline, and self-esteem while enhancing their musical education and building strong mentor-student relationships with their teachers.”
In the Wesley Academy of Music’s first year, 26 students participated in free lessons in trumpet, french horn, trombone, tuba, flute, clarinet, piano, and violin. As it’s second year approaches, the Academy is offering its first-ever summer music camps and is preparing to offer lessons to more students in more areas for the fall and spring.
The Wesley Academy of Music began as a mission idea by David Goins when he took the job as Director of Music and Worship at First United Methodist Church. It was his desire for the music programs of the church to have an external mission to aide in teaching the children of the community of the love of Christ through music. It was also the desire to allow for music to be a way for underserved children to equip themselves with tools they could use throughout their entire life. After several years of wishing and planning, opportunity for funding of this mission arose with a performance of the Broadway musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” as part of the church’s Summer Chautauqua Concert Series. The proceeds of the “Joseph” performances allowed for the Wesley Academy of Music to get off the ground and begin teaching students.