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.”



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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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"Playing a musical instrument in a group engages more regions of the brain simultaneously than any other activity." -- Bryan Tuk, quoted in "Creativity Works column: The consequences of cutting music programs," by William Childs, The Morning Call, January 19, 2017 ... See MoreSee Less

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"Working for Harmony Program gives me a daily dose of fresh musical energy. The students (such as Maya Grate and Camila Terreros, pictured) work incredibly hard and never fail to be delightfully engaging. I also feel so lucky to have the opportunity to work with inspiring and big-hearted colleagues such as conductor Eric Mahl (pictured). Harmony Program brings such joy to everyone involved with it!" - Katie von Braun, Harmony Program Violin teacher ... See MoreSee Less

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"When the students played 'Ode to Joy' at the concert, they seemed to be loving life a little more." -- Eric Mahl, conductor, Harmony Program Youth Orchestra North ... See MoreSee Less

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