Community Outreach

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Outreach Programming

 

The BART Center for Music strongly believes that music, in particular, and all other art disciplines provide children with different and alternative ways to develop skills, process information, and express and organize their own knowledge. The results of recent, groundbreaking research identify music education as that which equips students with the foundational abilities to learn, to achieve in other core academic subjects, and to develop the capacities, skills, and knowledge essential for lifelong success. Immediate intrinsic benefits of engaging in a school-based music program are aesthetic pleasure and captivation, which motivates students to seek more such experiences, and the social bonds created among students when they share their arts experiences through reflection and discourse. Through our collaboration with local and statewide nonprofits, strong community partnerships, and the generous support of donors, The bART offers both children and adults the opportunity to be creative with music year around.

Made possible through the support of:

Guitar Club at Boevers Elementary School

Students learn guitar playing skills and develop creative, intellectual and technical abilities to meet the needs of artistic self-expression, along with the skill to sight-read sh...

African Drumming at Kendall Whittier Elementary School

Led by bART teaching artist Leslie Brown, each participant engages with percussion instruments (djembes or djun-djuns) and works toward public performances that occur during the mi...

Early Childhood Development at Wright, Clinton, and McAuliffe Elementary

Led by bART teaching artist Jenny Kane, the children are directly engaged in music and movement activities twice weekly during their school hours.

YMCA Summer GO

The bART Center for Music provides ukulele instruction to hundreds of children each Summer during the YMCA Summer GO programs.

bART Instrument Petting Zoos

The bART Center for Music offers Instrument Petting Zoos yearly in collaboration with our community partners.

Our Impact

 

The bART’s free music training programs in TPS and UPS serve more than 300 at-risk- students in Title 1 schools. Of these students, 70% are members of a minority or underserved population.

Based on student feedback, over 95% of our TPS and UPS students said that because they participate in this program they
try harder in school,
work better with others on a team,
feel better about themselves,
can do things they didn’t think they could do before, and
know that their after school music teacher cares about them.

Of those students surveyed, over 50% say they
are better at making friends,
feel better sharing their ideas,
are better at solving problems,
and are more excited about coming to school.