In class and on stage, our teachers inspire the musician in every child.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Music is part of a well-rounded education and should be available to all of the City’s children. By teaching young people to make music, Harmony teachers not only share their talents, but help to close the opportunity gap in underserved communities.
We prepare teachers to make a lasting impact. Our training workshops focus on strategies and techniques to reach every learner. Ongoing observation and evaluation by experienced educators throughout the year provide our teachers with the support they need to succeed.
BUILDING A NETWORK
Every Harmony Program teacher is part of a network of community-minded professionals who work to engage and inspire young people through music. Our teachers collaborate with other educators and artists to exchange ideas and learn from each other.
Ongoing training, an established curriculum, and a supportive network of fellow educators provide the foundation for our teachers to grow and succeed.
Harmony for teachers
Lead small classes, coach chamber ensembles, and conduct beginner orchestras.
Achieve improved results in the classroom through observation and formal evaluation.
Learn from colleagues by working in pairs and teams of like-minded musicians and teachers.
Design lesson plans and prepare students to perform with the help of an established curriculum.
Participate in training throughout the year to develop teaching methods and strategies.
Meet Our Teachers
Faculty Mentor, Clarinet
Katie von Braun
Meet Our Teachers
“One of the best things about the Harmony Program is its constant pursuit of excellence from both students and teachers. As a teacher, I understand, from first-hand experience, how important it is for our students to feel fundamentally understood as people; when this happens, we are able to create clear pathways for learning.”
“Studying music in schools has been shown to help students to cultivate and refine the necessary academic skills of time-management, dedication, and work ethic; however, even more important are the individualized skills learned through creative practices, such as thinking independently, working as a community, and a deep understanding that the expression of the individual is vital to growth.”
“Children should study intensive music to help them become more focused, disciplined, and excellent musicians as well as productive, empowered young people. When a child is in a musical ensemble, like the Harmony program, they realize each individual instrument and person are essential to the entire ensemble.”
Our teachers come from colleges and conservatories across the U.S., and have performed in concert halls and clubs in 25 countries across the globe.
- Angela Shankar, Faculty Mentor
- Tommy Wu, Viola and Bass
- Katie Von Braun, Viola
- AGizem Yucel, Violin
Play Your Part
Our students and teachers make a tremendous commitment to learning music, 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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Apply To Teach
If you’re passionate about making a difference through music, we want to hear from you. Apply to teach with the Harmony Program and share your talents while developing new skills.
Want to get involved? Whether you’re an educator, community partner, parent, or friend, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us to learn more, share ideas, or just say hello.