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 inner-city 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.







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.


Vashawn Arora, a clarinet student of Dr. Audrey Miller, placed first-chair in the Northwestern ABODA Regional Band. As first-chair clarinetist, Vashawn performed in a three-day band festival in Bullhead City, Arizona. This honor is highly competitive and Vashawn credits his success to Rosie’s House.

“The musical training at Rosie’s House helped me understand how to practice and really understand the true meaning of etudes and scales. The musical performances with Rosie’s House gave me the confidence to continue to express myself through music. Through this music academy, I have gained skills to help guide me for the rest of my life.”

~ Vashawn Arora, clarinet student

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.