The Collective SP and L initiatives
Please help to support our school and Â donate to our cause.
We Need Your Help!!!
We Need It Now!!
No, we are not asking you to divert all your financial donations away from the hungry and the poor to rush to the aid of a school...but as you will see from the copy below, we are not an ordinary school that teaches what ordinary schools teach...No, we are The Collective...we teach Music. Music that makes our humdrum world more livable, more delightful, and more worthwhile.
If you are a musician, you know what we mean, and even if you are not, we are sure you enjoy the sounds that talented musicians make.
Read our story below and if you are in the neighborhood, stop in and see who and what we are and what we do...sign up to our mailing list to keep up with our students and faculty and maybe you too will become a believer... then perhaps, find it in your heart and your pocketbook to help us with a regular or one time contribution to our SP and L fund. Hope to hear from you and perhaps see you soon.
The Collective School of Music, founded in 1977, was formerly known as The Drummers Collective. The school was created by a small group of professional New York musicians who wanted to share what they knew with serious young students. For thirty five years, this original concept has been the cornerstone of 'The Collective' and has helped make it one of the world's premier music schools. Having a faculty of active professionals, who have not only the desire, but also the ability to teach at the highest level, is what The Collective is all about.
In 2010, The Collective moved to a new location for the first time in 26 years. The construction and soundproofing of the new facility, which brought an extraordinary expense, began in September and ran through the duration of that year. Due to issues related to complaints of "noise" being heard on the floor below us from our practice studios and classrooms, we have been been forced into long and expensive litigation with our landlords resulting in our decision to leave this location and move again to a location that will allow us to do what we need to do to serve our students and continue to build on the reputation, of which we are so proud.
Very recently, Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization, accepted The Collective for a fiscal sponsorship, which enables us to raise money for our soundproofing and legal expenses. The name of our project is 'The Collective SP and L Initiatives' and all contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
If you believe in what The Collective means to you, to New York City, and to musicians from all over the world, please consider helping to support our efforts through this fundraising initiative.
Donating online is quick and easy. Just follow the instructions on this page. If you are donating by check, please make it payable to 'Fractured Atlas' with 'The Collective' in the memo line. Please mail your contribution to The Collective, 123 W. 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
Many people enjoy making a donation as a gift or memorial. This can be very special for the musician in your life, or for someone who has lost a loved one. Please provide the contact information and The Collective will send a letter of acknowledgement.
Thank you for your continued support and please rest assured that the Faculty and Staff of The Collective will continue to work hard continue the great work we have done for the past thirty-five years.
P.S. Please pass this to anyone that is a music lover, educator, or anyone you think would be interested in this information.