The Harmony Program provides after-school music education programs in underserved communities across New York City.




OUR STUDENTS

Harmony Program for Students and Families

Enriching Young Lives

Learning life skills through music making. MORE >

We work every day to bring the many benefits of music making into the lives of more New York City school children.  More ›

OUR TEACHERS

Harmony Program for Teachers

Training New Teachers

Preparing a new generation of music educators.MORE >

We recruit and train college students and recent graduates to teach with us and strengthen our communities through music.  More ›

OUR PARTNERS

Harmony Program for community partners

Developing Communities

Expanding cultural opportunities in underserved neighborhoods. MORE >

We unite colleges, public schools, community-based organizations, and cultural institutions in creating intensive and high quality after-school music programs.  More ›


OUR MISSION

At the Harmony Program, music changes lives every day. Through collective music making, children from under-served communities explore new avenues and realize their full potential. Our specially trained teachers guide students from beginner group instruction to orchestral performance, building life skills and community from a shared love of music.

BY THE NUMBERS

400

Students receive up to 400 hours of instruction each year.

90%

Student attendance at daily after-school lessons exceeds 90%.

95%

In annual surveys, 95% of parents rate our programs as “very good” or “excellent.”

98%

98% of teachers rate our training program as “very good” or “excellent.”



Support Music Education

Play Your Part

Our students and teachers make a tremendous commitment to music education, but it’s your commitment as a Harmony Program supporter that makes it possible. Donate today and help change lives through music.

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“I ALWAYS WANTED TO PLAY MUSIC. IT’S SO AMAZING AND NOW I NEVER WANT TO STOP.”


– Samuel, 4th Grade

After-school Music Education teaching jobs with the Harmony Program

Apply To Teach

If you’re passionate about using music to inspire students and families, we want to hear from you. Apply to teach with the Harmony Program and share your talents while developing new skills.

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Congratulations to our flute and clarinet students on their very first performance! We're so proud of our second graders at PS 107 in the Bronx for taking the stage at a school and community meeting last Wednesday evening. ... See MoreSee Less

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“Special. Really special. That’s what the Harmony Program makes me feel.” - Paul, Harmony Program cellist, age 13 ... See MoreSee Less

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Last Thursday, musicians from the New York Youth Symphony visited our string players at the United Palace Theater, who were so excited to see students just a few years older performing such incredible chamber music. Thanks to our visitors for sharing their talents with us! ... See MoreSee Less

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All the proceeds from the raffles at tonight's Emo Night in Brooklyn will be donated to the Harmony Program, thanks to Harmony volunteer Taylor Pile. If you're the kind of person who likes emo music from the early 2000s, this is the place to be! ... See MoreSee Less

Emo Night Brooklyn: There's No 'I' In Brooklyn

March 13, 2015, 11:30pm

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“Harmony has shown Shawn that if you work hard at something, you will succeed. Working and playing with others is more than playing the notes.” - Milissa, Shawn's Mom

Here's a great shot of Shawn and his dad, Rob, after Shawn's first performance with all of his Harmony peers at our 2015 Master Class back in January. What a lucky guy to have such supportive parents!
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