The Quest Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit music education and resource center located in downtown Dickson, TN. The Center offers programs and a curated environment for music education, enrichment & community development.
We believe there’s more to learning to play an instrument than simply ‘instruction.’ And we believe there’s significant benefit to learning and playing music with others. We’ve often been asked to conduct private music lessons, but that’s not what we do. In fact, ‘music’ and ‘community’ are at the core of our mission.
Since 2013, the Quest Center has been fortunate to partner with local organizations, including the Dickson County Board of Education, LEAPS, the Dickson Housing Authority, the Arc Dickson County as well as many families throughout the area to provide affordable music education & instrument instruction for students grades 4-12, including low-income, at-risk youth, those with behavioral, social and emotional issues and developmental delays. We think we do a pretty good job. In fact, our retention rate, references and impact statements from parents and partners support our success. We believe that all children deserve the opportunity to learn, play and create music regardless of where they live, their financial resources or other factors. No child is turned away for financial reasons.
In an effort to overcome issues of distance and accessibility, we conduct programs at partner sites throughout the community (including Elementary and Middle Schools) as well as at our studio in downtown Dickson.
Our program curriculum includes:
- Year-round instrument instruction & music education programs for elementary, middle and high school students living in rural, low-income communities; inclusive of students with behavior, emotional & social issues, learning disabilities and developmental delays.
- Community events, including local songwriter performances; workshops on technical, business & creative aspects of music; music camps and monthly jams
Please check out our CALENDAR page for details on upcoming events.