OUR MENTORS

ArtSmart collaborates with highly trained, professional musicians throughout the United States. Using an evidenced based curriculum, our mentors work with their students to set goals, learn music, develop a health self-esteem and ultimately, chart a course for the rest of their lives. 

ArtSmart music mentorship program – Tom Mulder

The role of a mentor

Healthy mentoring relationships are built on a foundation of consistency and trust. Our mentors engage with students through one-on-one lessons over the course of a full school year.  Skills that promote preparation for the future–music theory and performance technique are critical to every weekly lesson.  Our mentors provide the stability and support that every young person needs to thrive.

“This has been the most meaningful work I’ve ever done. Seeing my students succeed and knowing that I had something to do with that–there’s nothing like it.”


ArtSmart Mentor

91% of students

agree that they make progress in each lesson

85% of students

say that they look up to their mentor

85% of students

say their music lessons make them more confident in school

“My favorite part of lessons is when my mentor and I connect through music by singing and telling stories.”


ArtSmart Student

Become a Mentor

We’re looking for experienced professional musicians passionate about the transformational power of music. Find out more about what it means to be an ArtSmart mentor and how to apply.

Become a mentor

MENTOR OF THE MONTH

Lucas DeJesus – ArtSmart Regional Leader Philadelphia & Chicago and Mentor

Lucas DeJesus

Philadelphia

Lucas is a wonderful mentor and also a fantastic leader who organizes many extra-curricular events in the Philadelphia and Chicago regions of ArtSmart.

MEET OUR MENTORS

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Albert Montañez

San Francisco – Maria Manetti Mentor
ArtSmart mentor Ben Wager

Ben Wager

Philadelphia

Carmen Cancél

Jersey City
Chad Armstrong – ArtSmart Regional Leader New York & New Jersey and Mentor

Chad Armstrong

New York & New Jersey
ArtSmart mentor Christine Moore Vassallo

Christine Moore Vassallo

New York City

Courtney Sanders

Newark
ArtSmart mentor Daria Mautner

Daria Mautner

San Francisco – Maria Manetti Mentor
ArtSmart mentor Erin Alcorn

Erin Alcorn

Philadelphia

Francesca Mondanaro

New York City
ArtSmart mentor Hannah DeBlock

Hannah DeBlock

New York City

José Hernández

San Francisco – Maria Manetti Mentor
ArtSmart mentor Katya Powder

Katya Powder

Philadelphia

Langelihle Mngxati

Philadelphia

Liana Gineitis

Chicago

Lisa Gwyn Daltirus

Newark
Lucas DeJesus – ArtSmart Regional Leader Philadelphia & Chicago and Mentor

Lucas DeJesus

Philadelphia & Chicago
ArtSmart mentor Maria Lindsey

Maria Lindsey

New York City & Newark

Matthew Brennan

Chicago

Michele Navarro Currenti

Newark
ArtSmart mentor Michelle Trovato

Michelle Trovato

Jersey City
ArtSmart mentor Nikki Einfeld

Nikki Einfeld

San Francisco – Maria Manetti Mentor
ArtSmart mentor Rachel Cetel

Rachel Cetel

Philadelphia
ArtSmart mentor Ruth Rainero

Ruth Rainero

San Francisco – Maria Manetti Mentor
ArtSmart mentor Shelley Mitchell

Shelley Mitchell

New York City

Simon Barrad

San Francisco – Maria Manetti Mentor

Wes Mason

Newark