Operation: Piano Player

Operation: Piano Player is a subsidy programs for private piano or guitar lessons.

Through this program, the divisional headquarters will pay 1/3 of the cost of pre-approved guitar lessons for any junior or senior soldier from a Corps within the Metropolitan Division. The Corps will contribute an additional 1/3 of the cost, leaving 1/3 for the student. Corps Officers should work to identify potential candidates for the program.

Applications should be returned to jonathan_corry@usc.salvationarmy.org

Guidelines for the Program

  1. The applicant must be at least 8 years old and attend a Salvation Army corps. Endorsements are required from the Corps Officer, private lesson instructor, and a divisional representative. (i.e. Divisional Music Director or Divisional Secretary for Program)
  2. The applicant must be actively involved in the corps and be willing to use this instruction to benefit corps worship. The expectation is the student is to perform once each cycle. (For instance, an offertory, preliminary music, Sunday School opening, accompanying worship, or at a recital.)
  3. Renewal applications for continuing lessons must be accompanied by a MAP Piano evaluation or equivalent from the instructor for the previous cycle(s). For more information on the MAP Curriculum, click here.
  4. The applicant must have access to an adequate piano for regular practice. This piano could be the corps piano, provided the student has daily access to this instrument.
  5. Parental permission is required for students under the age of 18.
  6. Consideration will not be given to funding lessons already taken before application of this subsidy.


Click here for the Operation Piano Player Application.