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MusicStart brings music into Head Start preschool classrooms in the Inglewood, Lennox, and Hawthorne areas. Our teachers bring weekly instruments, songs, and movement activities to the children, building their musicianship and giving additional support to overall classroom goals such language development, social-emotional learning, and self-regulation. The classes also serve as models for the classroom teachers both for music activities and classroom management techniques. MusicStart’s teacher training workshops guide and encourage teachers in ways to introduce music into their daily curriculum.
MusicStart also partners with Harmony Project to provide classes for the younger siblings of its orchestra program students.
Saturday Community Classes offer small-group guitar, piano, and preschool music classes at Music Tree’s Westchester site. These low-cost classes introduce children and families to learning music and offer an option for long-term study.
music for all
Music For All provides scholarships, tuition assistance, and instrument donations to income-eligible students participating in local music programs. With music left out of many school programs and the cost of private instruction sometimes too high for families to afford, children are too often left with no access to learning to sing or play an instrument. Music For All steps in to bridge the gap between what a family can afford and the price of lessons or instruments. The aim of the program is to make sure students from all communities can have a high quality of instruction: a trained and experienced teacher, a proper instrument, the necessary books and materials, and regular performance opportunities.