Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children is committed to playing a pivotal role in a child’s future and strengthening our community. At Rosie’s House, a free music academy for children in Phoenix, we believe music education is a catalyst for changing the life of a child. Join us as we build the heart, mind, character, home, community and future of our students through the power of music education.



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Practicing and performing music builds the character of our students, and allows them to develop skills such as teamwork, discipline, perseverance and how to set and achieve goals. Learning to play a musical instrument takes years of dedication, and learning the focus and diligence necessary to accomplish this feat builds the character of our students.


Bryan Z.S. has been excelling as a young musician since he first enrolled at Rosie’s House 9 years ago, taking introductory violin and piano classes. He continued his dedication to violin through elementary school and joined Rosie’s House Mariachi in 6th grade. Studying violin at Rosie’s House taught him persistence and patience. He shares, “Violin is such a difficult instrument to be able to learn. The first time I got a clear sound from my violin, it felt good to know they I was improving and that I could keep getting better.”

Congratulations to Bryan for graduating high school in May 2023 and enrolling at College of the Holy Cross on a full-ride scholarship beginning Fall 2023. At the College of the Holy Cross, he is studying Psychology and Music. Post college, he plans to pursue a career in education, either for music or psychology.

Bryan says, “Music will always be a part of my daily life. It is a way for me to relax during stressful times and a way for me to express myself and connect with other people. Because of Rosie’s House, I have become much more persistent in learning something new and in studying for classes. I have learned to not give up easily.”

Bryan Z.S. with violin instructor Jamilyn Richardson.

Rosie’s House is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Our budget is based on contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies which enables us to serve hundreds of Phoenix-area families and students.