Martin Horn builds….The Front Porch.

Posted on Jul 18, 2018 in Community | No Comments


We are so excited to help renovate The Front Porch. TFP is an awesome, non-profit roots music school in Charlottesville that helps build our community through the positive influence of music. As avid supporters of both our community and the arts–we are happy to help TFP achieve their goals of bringing people together through music.

The text and images below are sourced from a newsletter sent out by The Front Porch.


Major changes are underway at The Front Porch! Thanks to the wonderful folks at Martin Horn, Inc, our lobby is more spacious and beautiful, and we have new floors and two much-needed closets. This week we’ve begun a complete renovation of the second floor. Come fall, we’ll enjoy an upstairs community room, a complete kitchen, an actual Front Porch office (yay!), and five new teaching studios. Our little school is moving from four to NINE teaching spaces this fall. This means more lessons, more jams, more classes, more MUSIC. Stop by when you’re downtown and we’ll give you a tour!

Pinching ourselves that we will be filling this entire building with music very soon!

Please support this worthy cause!

The Front Porch relies on community engagement in order to thrive, and we have been the beneficiaries of a highly engaged and enthusiastic populace! In 2017, 418 people registered for lessons and classes. We sold more than 2500 concert tickets, employed over 100 performing artists, and and impacted hundreds of children and families through free music programs at community centers, schools, and after school programs. Our jam program is booming: we now host bluegrass, blues, Irish, jazz, old time, and African drumming music circles on a regular basis. We participate in numerous community festivals, reaching thousands more through instrument petting zoos, performances, sing-a-longs, and other community music opportunities throughout Central Virginia. And there is LOTS more to come, now that we have more space!

Today we are thrilled to announce a $10,000 giving challenge, thanks to a generous donor. Every donation up to $10,000 will be doubled! Please help us grow and sustain this thriving enterprise by donating HERE, today!

Charlottesville: this is YOUR community music school! Thank you for welcoming us so thoroughly since 2015. We are excited beyond words to expand into our potential in downtown Charlottesville. And we absolutely would not be able to do this without each one of you.


Emily, Jess, and the Front Porch board and staff


(Via The Front Porch Email Newsletter)

On Behalf Of Emily Robey Morrison