NAVIGATING YOUNG
MUSICIANS TOWARD
HIGHER EDUCATION

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Our Mission

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”

 
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TESTIMONIAL 1

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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."

TESTIMONIAL 2

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Anthony Viloria

"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."

TESTIMONIAL 3

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Ivan

"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."

HISTORY

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.

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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
and WORKSHOPS

 

  •  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

  •  Finance Workshop

  •  Relationships and Dating

  •  Preparing Meals

SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM

(IN PERSON)

A 60-hour training intensive to prepare students for scholarship competitions, college auditions, and success in their college and professional music careers.

PARENT WORKSHOP

(IN PERSON)

As part of our Summer Intensive Program, parents will learn how to navigate the college process from other parents who have already assisted their children through it.

ONLINE WEBINAR

Hear from our panel of 10 young artists and industry professionals about their experiences as a music major and beyond.

*Subscribe to receive notice of webinar release date

2022/23 FALL PROGRAM

School-Year Program begins:

September 10, 2022

(Registration opens August 6th)


ASAIL 2022
EVENTS & PROGRAMS

WHEN & WHERE:

June 9 – July 30th, 2022

Location: 393 North Lake Avenue - Pasadena, CA, 91101
 

Please note, we are located on the campus of Lake Avenue Church, but are not sponsored by LAC.  There is free parking on site.  ASAIL is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

 mUSIC GOALS
 

  • Improve students’ musical skill set

  • Establish a sustained, disciplined practice regimen

  • Expand students’ breathe of repertoire

  • Prepare students with the overall musicianship for scholarship auditions

  • Develop skills needed to succeed in college-level coursework

 Who Can APPLY?

Gifted and talented high school juniors or seniors and junior college students that have a strong interest in pursuing a non-classical music degree.

  • Voice

  • PianoKeyboard

  • Guitar

  • Bass

  • Drums

  • Winds 

 

*Exceptionally advanced freshman/sophomores may also apply.

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COST TO
ATTEND

60-HOURS OF TRAINING 

($995 value)

WHAT'S INCLUDED

✔️ Teaching Materials

✔️ Saturday Sessions

✔️ Parent Workshop

✔️ Music Camp (one week)

✔️ Rehearsals

✔️ Student Finale Concert*

✔️ T-shirt

✔️ Lunch

(*ticketed event)

Note:  
  • Summer Intensive begins soon

HURRY! 
*LIMITED CLASS SPACE

50 Registrants Only!

Introducing Our
WEBINAR PANELISTS

LOCATIOn

workshop, sessions & Camp

393 North Lake Avenue

Pasadena, CA 91101   

   There is free parking on site. Please note, we are located on the campus of Lake Avenue Church, but are not sponsored by LAC.  ASAIL is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

QUESTIONS? 

Please reach out to Varetta at ASAIL

Email:  VarettaH@ASAILMusic.org

​Phone:  1-626-398-8005

CHECK OUT 

“RevoluciÓn”
Featuring:

Kyle Donald (Vocals) | Aaron Mastin (Keys) | Josh Howard (Bass)

Michael Plasencia (Guitar) | Jarren Heidelberg (Drums)