Sound Foundations is a non-profit community music school in Lynn, MA, founded in 2018 by a group of people who wished to increase access to music lessons in Lynn. Any eligible student can sign up for lessons, and all of our students receive a scholarship for tuition and materials. To keep taking lessons, students must practice and attend regularly. We also require parents and guardians to complete at least 5 hours of volunteer work in service of the organization each semester.
Audrey Gutfreund, the director and piano teacher, has been teaching piano for over 15 years to students aged 5-75. Playing the piano is one of her favorite things, and she loves to share it with others! Before starting Sound Foundations, Audrey directed the Kids in Community (KIC) program at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Lynn, where she helped found the KIC after school arts program. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Lawrence University, and a Master’s in Out of School Time Education from Lesley University.