ABOUT US

The No Repeats Project is a 501(c) (3) organization. No Repeats is a student led music mentor program for teens who are incarcerated. We recruit advanced high school musicians with a desire to share their love of music. Austin’s Violin Shop generously donates instruments for our lessons.


We envision that the musical exposure and experience will have positive effects on the teens and will help increase their self-esteem and self-confidence. We believe The No Repeats Project will help them educationally, socially, and psychologically. And by giving them the opportunity to experience the transformative power of music, we hope to minimize their chances of returning to the criminal justice system. Simultaneously, our musicians develop communication and leadership skills and gain an understanding of the lives of teens in the criminal justice system.

The No Repeats Project's mentors also love to perform for the center and arrange for the teens to attend musical events inside and outside the facility. 

 
 

The No Repeats Project Team

 “The No Repeats Project demonstrates music's transformative power. Every week I walk into the facility, I feel different, understood, powerful even. I know our mentors & students feel the same way.”

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Nicholas Boettcher
Founder

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"When Nicholas asked me to help him with The No Repeats, I was so excited to be able to be a part of this visionary project.”

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Jack
Boettcher

Has been playing violin for 9 years & joined The No Repeats in 2019. " I love playing instruments and I feel blessed that I am able to share this with the teens."

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Lillian D'Amico

Ainsley has been described as a dedicated musician and a responsible young adult. She is excited about No Repeats: “I’m  a strong believer in music being something that can better everyone's life.”

Ainsley Gearhart
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Cameron
Reynolds

"Music has always been a big part of my life and it brings me so much joy. I am so glad that I am able to share that joy with other teens."

William
Tan

Is an accomplished cellist, who enjoys music outreach programs and collaborating with other musicians.

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Ryanne
Lee

Has been playing the flute for 7 years. She has been described as "confident and independent" and "works very hard." Like our other mentors, will be a great role model for our teens.

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Sidney
Lee

Has been playing violin for 10 years and is using this passion for music to give back to the community with our program.

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Alexandra
Reese 

Music has been apart of my life for the longest time. Singing produces such an unexplainable joy and I cannot wait to give that joy back!” 

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In addition to playing the piano, cello, and  trombone, Tommy also composes. " I hope to help inspire these students, as they have inspired me!:

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Melissa Parkinson

 The No Repeats Project would allow for me to build meaningful relationships with both the teens and the mentors, creating a community out of something we all love

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You!!!

You can be a part of The No Repeats Project and share your love of music with teens in the criminal justice system. Help us make positive changes in young people's lives.

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You!!!

You can be a part of The No Repeats Project and share your love of music with teens in the criminal justice system. Help us make positive changes in young people's lives.

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Get Involved

We are looking for motivated and dedicated high school musicians to share music's powerful influence with others. With The No Repeats Project, you can be a music mentor and gain invaluable experiences working with our young men and women.  If you are interested in performing at one of the youth centers, we can help arrange the visit. Our program also is in need of financial support, and we would greatly appreciate your help.