Mode Music and Performing Arts
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Mode Music and Performing Arts )MMPA) is a nonprofit arm of Mode Music Studios offering innovative arts education programs promoting confidence, social awareness, equity and empathy in our students and community. Mode Music and Performing Arts brings arts education to Vashon’s kids, through pay-what-you-can group classes and private lesson scholarships and in-school and after-school enrichment programs.
MMPA was created to address disparities in arts education. As public schools lost arts funding, a shift felt especially by Title I schools, our local students were losing access to arts education. Our founder, Erin Rubin, established MMPA to partner with public schools whose arts program funding had been reduced or eliminated, and to provide innovative performing arts programs with free and discounted pricing options. As MMPA grew, we expanded to provide a wide array of music and performing arts classes and camps accessible to all local kids. These programs are offered on a pay-what-you-can basis, so that they are widely accessible for all.