20 West First Street, Suite 108, Mesa, Arizona 85201 [email protected] 480.304.4762

Mission & History


Through Music, we empower children with life skills to become responsible adults. We do this by providing dearly needed instruments, music lessons, mentoring, programming and performance opportunities.

Core Values

  • We believe honesty, integrity, commitment, self-discipline, vision, hard work, and teamwork are the foundation for success in all life’s endeavors.
  • High expectations lead to high achievement.
  • Every child will discover and develop their talents and abilities to become self-sufficient adults.
  • “We all know a person’s talents and abilities are not determined by their socio-economic status.” Jared Leung former Desert Sounds’ board member


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2008 Desert Sounds was founded

web first clarinet sound

2009 First instrument distribution


2011 Moved to first location


2011 Began after school programs

Strings for Little Fingers

2013 Began Strings for Little Fingers


2014 Expanded Mariachi program to include children k-12

2016 moved to current location

2017 Launched
Electrifying Sounds

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