As a Student

You will learn from accomplished musicians.  Class sizes will be small.  There will be opportunities to play as a group with other students and also with the instructors.  Jam sessions, dress rehearsals, live-stage performances, and specialized workshops are all part of being a student at the WPMF!

A quick note... WPMF is not for beginner students.  Students applying should have an intermediate level of competence in their instrument of choice.

And In Return

Students are expected to

  • Attend all scheduled lessons, rehearsals and live events

  • Arrive early for tuning, warming up, and mic checks

  • Show respect for equipment and facilities

  • Show respect for the other members of the WPMF

  • Practice at home

  • If you are over the age of 19, you must provide a criminal record check.

And what happens if the expectations are not met?  

  • Students can be dropped for not meeting any of the above expectations, at any time.

WPMF's complete Code Of Conduct can be read here.


  • There is zero-tolerance for use of illegal drugs or alcohol during the sessions.  Attendance will be not allowed if under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol.

The Whitney Pier Music Foundation is a division of

Ethiopian Community Club Menelik Association,

a nonprofit society registered in Nova Scotia.