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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The Harmony Program is thrilled to announce that we will be honoring the New York Philharmonic at our upcoming spring gala on April 2, 2015. See our website for more information on our featured performances for the evening and how to purchase tickets!

www.harmonyprogram.org/gala2015
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“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” - Albert Einstein ... See MoreSee Less

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Here are a few of our students from PS 129, sharpening their music theory skills with some flashcards! ... See MoreSee Less

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“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.” - Lady Bird Johnson

A big thank you to all our supportive Harmony families out there. Thanks for making our students who they are, because we think they’re pretty great.
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The Harmony Program thanks the New York Philharmonic, the United Palace of Cultural Arts, the West Point Band, and everyone who helped make this such a memorable day! ... See MoreSee Less

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