Kids In A New Groove

Rating: 4.88 stars   8 reviews


3300 Bee Caves Road Ste. 650-216 Austin TX 78746 USA


Kids in a New Groove (K.I.N.G.) is a 501c3 non-profit that provides private music instruction to kids in the Texas foster care system by matching them with qualified music instructors.


Many people involved in our students' day to day life have seen a vast improvement in life skills once a student becomes involved with our program. School teachers, therapists, and foster parents have noticed the increase in self-esteem and confidence our students exhibit, as well as a willingness to become more readily involved in school and other healthy activities. Students also have shown an increased willingness to trust, as our teachers become a constant and steady influence in their life. We have had students transfer to as many as 4-5 schools and homes in a one-year period, and the support and encouragement from their music teacher is sometimes the only stable factor in their unpredictable circumstances. We are encouraged to see what a real difference music can make to a child who has suffered unimaginable neglect and abuse.

Target demographics:

Any child that is currently in the Texas foster care system.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

30-50 students

Geographic areas served:



Provides to children in the foster care system private music instruction, and offers several different types of lessons based on the child's chosen area.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have donated to Kids in a New Groove and feel that it is one of the best nonprofits I have ever come across. This organization is reaching kids that are otherwise excluded from the arts. I only wish that every kid who has to go through the painful journey of foster care could experience something like Kids in a New Groove. At their fundraiser, one of the boys performed and it was magical - for him and for us! Please spread the word about Kids in a New Groove - they need to grow this program!!!

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