A.S.A.I.L. provides musically talented high school and junior college students with the tools and preparation to thrive in music-
related college programs. Through a series of strategic training sessions, students will learn how to maximize
their learning capacity, make informed decisions, and will gain inspiration from up-and-coming young artists that
have recently graduated with a music degree. Students will expand their understanding of the significance of
continued education, its importance, and discover how to use the power of learning for their benefit.
“NAVIGATING YOUNG MUSICIANS TOWARD HIGHER EDUCATION”
Sloan “FatherSloan” Lee
"ASAIL is a great program! It’s like nectar to a bee - providing just what we need to make sweet honey from our passion for music."
"ASAIL is very meaningful to me. Not only have I advanced musically, but it has also taught me many great lessons that help me grow as a person. It's changed my point of view on life in many ways, and for the better."
"I'm very thankful for all the experiences I had and knowledge I gained in class. ASAIL helped me find some guidance at a time where I was feeling lost in life. And I'm very grateful for all the time Kyle spent working with me helping improve my singing and giving me advice."
As an offshoot of Instruments of Praise (IOP), a non-profit music organization with a 32-year history of training
and impacting the lives of young artists, ASAIL is well poised for music instruction with a whole-life approach for
high school students who are college bound. https://www.instrumentsofpraise.com/
ASAIL began with seven high school music students from IOP who were beginning to envision higher education
for their future. The goal of each session was not only to continue honing their music skills, but also to provide
each student with tools to successfully navigate the college journey and experience by:
1) Expanding the student’s capacity to build on their existing foundation while engaging in conversations that
challenged them to see themselves and their options more clearly, creating a strategy for themselves –beyond academics and talent.
2) Providing guest speakers and materials with topics that are key components for helping to minimize pre-college anxieties, and increase wisdom and discernment to make best choices
3) Creating a safe place and intimate setting for candid conversations, accountability, and connection to assist in developing competence for the who, what, when, where, and how of their journey ahead.
Adding to the ASAIL history and setting sail post pandemic, students can anticipate a rigorous music curriculum
based on 1) knowledge, 2) drill, and 3) application. Classes are conducted by an intentional community of
instructors who provide a comprehensive, yet innovative music program with a curriculum that encompasses
collaborative creativity coupled with skill development.
The summer intensive program will also include several Image and Life Skills workshops, while the school-year
program participants will engage in all workshops.
LIFE SKILLS SESSIONS
Getting Organized and Staying Organized
College Interview Tips & Strategies
Taking Advantage of College Resources
Talent Alone Is Not Enough – Life Beyond Music
Dreams and Purpose
Getting to Know Yourself
Always Evolving and Becoming
New Patterns of Family Communication
Staying Grounded, Safe, and Healthy
Relationships and Dating
Please reach out to Varetta at ASAIL
Kyle Donald (Vocals) | Aaron Mastin (Keys) | Josh Howard (Bass)
Michael Plasencia (Guitar) | Jarren Heidelberg (Drums)