Eighty Eight Notes School of Music was opened in 2007 by Mellisa Weinert in Falcon Crossing (mall) because she wanted to share her love and passion for music with those around her. Her teaching philosophy is one of support because she wants to instill a life-long love of music in her students. The school offers lessons in several instruments, including piano, voice, drums, ukulele, and brass instruments. They have classes for people of all ages, five and up, and all ability levels. They have concert bands (and orchestras) as well that they offer to local area schools that may not have bands/orchestras of their own. They hold two recitals a year for their students. Because they believe that everyone should have access to music, they have a Sponsor a Student program which allows them to offer scholarships to students who need financial aid.