Music Compound rocks our community! #communityfocused

Music Compound cares about our community and the people that live in! Each month our organization partners with a non-profit to raise awareness or funds. To date, Music Compound has donated nearly $50,000 to local organizations. We select organizations that are line with our mission.

Music Compound is committed to educating all year long especially during the summer break. Rock your Summer Reading initiative kicks off June 1st. Area youth will have an opportunity to receive prizes for every 5 books they read. Music Compound has partnered with area businesses provide special treats, one of kind experiences, and hot items as prizes. The goal is to inspire children to read and drive people back into area businesses. “It’s a win win for everyone”. Stated Jenny Townsend, owner of Music Compound. A grand prize drawing will be offered for individuals that read 50+ books from June 1st thru August 31st. The Grand Prize is a party for up to 20 people at Music Compound’s venue known as Studio 32. Karaoke, Pizza, bounce house, and ice cream are included. $600 value. 


Each participant can download a reader passport by visiting Most prizes are available without a coupon. This program is based on an honor system like Book It! Our goal is to have 100 participants in our first year.  To learn more visit

Within 24 hours, Music Compound creates an online music school

Music Compound is excited to offer online lessons for current and future members.  The executive team transformed their business model within 24 hours to an online music school. In the past, Music Compound provided in person music lessons for all ages. Due to the virus, all services are now available online in the comfort of your home.  Many members have requested this service in the past but it was not an option due to the core mission of the company. The unique model allowed music lovers to collaborate in person with others and have a stage to showcase skills learned. “I am very excited to create a new business model overnight and enhance our services. I believe this opportunity will allow us to develop new revenue streams and extend our market share.” said, Jenny Townsend, owner of Music Compound.  Jenny is committed to keeping her twenty-five instructors working. She did have to let five part time employees go this past week. Part timers include administrative staff that worked the front desk greeting members (15 hours per week) and high school students working in the music lounge (2-3 hours a day).   Additional staff were hired  last year to train and prepare for the company’s expansion to Lakewood Ranch.  Plans to open the Lakewood ranch facility this summer have been postponed due to the virus. 

Online lessons are personalized for each student.  Music Compound is still committed to the same mission,  offering holistic music education. Not only will members receive a weekly lesson they will also receive additional access to virtual workshops, jam sessions, and specialized training with key instructors.  

Benefits of Online Music Lessons:

While we’re sure you love working with your instructor, we realize that sometimes time, distance, or other factors can make it inconvenient to come to the studio every week. That’s why we offer music lessons, with the same awesome instructors, online!

  • Learn your instrument at home where you practice!
  • Keep your regular lesson time or find a more convenient time when you’re home!
  • Record your lessons so you can playback specific items to work on

For more information, visit

Bringing Music to Children First this Spring

Thanks to a $1,000 donation by Every Child Sarasota, the Music Compound will provide nearly 50 hours of music enrichment for preschoolers at Children’s First at Helene Payne Annex Helen R. Payne Center on 33rd Street.

“Music carries many benefits for the overall development of young children,” said Children First VP of Programs Kathleen Sullivan. “Language and memory, as well as social and emotional skills develop as children engage in musical experiences. Music can translate to pure joy for young children as they learn and grow.”

Music Compound’s Alicia Schiavone who specializes in early childhood education will expose the children to singing, instruments and movement. Music Compound will provide 3 hours of enrichment every Friday from February through May 2020.   

About Music Compound

The Music Compound provides an environment to inspire, collaborate with and educate children and adults in pursuit of their love of music. Learning opportunities include one-on-one instrument lessons, group instrument lessons, music education, workshops, open forums to encourage music interactions, and performance and recital opportunities. Our goal is to transform dreams into reality by providing a contemporary and influential environment for all ages. For more information, visit

About Every Child Sarasota

For over twenty years, Every Child Sarasota has focused their efforts to help the neediest children in the community with school supplies to music lessons. Visit for more information.

About Children First

Children First is a private, charitable, non-proft organization that serves over 700 of Sarasota County’s most vulnerable children birth to five years of age, and their families. Services are provided at multiple locations throughout Sarasota County. Kindergarten readiness is our ultimate goal.