Pre-K program for public schools
We believe that by working to expand the joyful and therapeutic benefits of music to as many as possible, we can help strengthen our community! We welcome all students and have vast experiences with many types of special needs. We are also finding ways to bring music to children who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford it. We are happy to have established relationships with the following organizations:
Lutheran Family Services: This year we are excited to partner with Lutheran Family Services in beginning a special jam band for teens in foster care. An important benefit of playing music in a group setting is the chance for socialization with peers in a safe and supportive environment. If you are interested in helping sponsor a teen, please e-mail us!
Cherry Neighborhood: We are a partner with the Community Charter School, providing scholarship assistance and teacher training opportunities for teens.
Hemby Children’s Hospital: We have provided hands on music making individual visits to children bedside since 2007. Thanks you to the Charity League of Charlotte for making this possible.
Charity League of Charlotte/Winterfield Elementary School: We provide thirty minute weekly classes to the 75 four year olds in pre-K at Winterfield Elementary, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. The curriculum is proven to boost literacy by 32% in independent studies. The Charity League of Charlotte funds this musical literacy program for the Winterfield children which began in the 2014-2015 school year. Winterfield is a designated Title 1 school, and also has a very large Spanish speaking population. These families are immersing themselves in their children’s learning experiences by way of Kindermusik at Home materials and making vital connections between speaking English, their community and all sorts of developmentally based themes. We are hoping to one day expand the curriculum to other Title 1 schools in our county. Please contact us if you are interested in joining these efforts as an organizational leader or financial donor.
To learn more about the crucial connection between music and literacy, read more here.