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Kickstart Your Days with Musical Creativity and Social Connections

We are a creative youth development program committed to ensuring the long-term social and musical success of our students. In our hour-long morning music classes, students unleash their musical creativity, developing their instrumental skills on one of four string instruments, gaining new skills in music composition, improvisation, and active listening, and developing social-emotional skills to find success in music, school, and life. All students take part in virtual small-group sessions three days per week and receive one weekly private lesson.

*Financial Assistance* is available to families who qualify. Email programs@jqorchestra.org for more details on the application process.

COVID-19 Update: Virtual thru December 2020

The health and well-being of our entire music community has continued to remain top of mind as we continue to plan for the fall. For the safety of your children, families, and our team, we are planning to be fully remote for the first semester. We will be following the latest news and recommendation from the CDC and city of Boston regarding a plan for the second semester.

Hear what our students and families are saying!

“[The Boston Music Project] brought my daughter better energy for
academic learning and a positive life attitude. Her singing lightened the energy of our whole family.”
- BPS Parent

 

2020-2021 Programs 

Virtual programming thru December 2020

Music

Connects

K1 - K2

Our Music Connects program awakens the creative spirit and musical mind of kindergarten-age youth through weekly small-group sessions and virtual private lessons. All students will take part in our signature Paper Orchestra program, with the opportunity to build, decorate, and perform on their very own cardboard string instrument. By the end of the first year, students will have a strong foundation on one of four string instruments - violin, viola, cello, or double bass.

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Elementary

Music

1st - 5th Grade

Our Elementary Music program offers students the opportunity to unleash their creativity while increasing self-confidence, nurturing social connections
 amongst their peers, and developing a strong foundation for music-making. All students will take part in weekly small-group sessions divided by age and musical ability and
private lessons. 

 

Middle School Music

6th - 8th Grade

Our Middle School Music program offers students the opportunity to develop instrument skills while growing a stronger sense of confidence, focus, and goal-setting that extend beyond rehearsals and performances. Students will engage in collaborative music-making through chamber music, study advanced musical topics like improvisation and composition, and learn the basics of music production and recording. All students will take part in weekly small group sessions and private lessons.

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High School
Music

9th - 12th Grade

Our High School Music program offers students the opportunity to develop skills as dynamic performers and civic youth leaders. Students will take part in music collaborations with celebrated music organizations and world-class musicians, plan and perform in community events while developing entrepreneurial musicianship skills, and foster the life skills needed to achieve educational and post-secondary success.

Private
Lessons Only

All Ages

  • Tailored music instruction in 1:1 weekly sessions

  • Develop technique & musical skills on their instrument 

  • Participate in semi-annual studio recitals

  • String instrument rental included

  • Current private lesson offerings include:

    • Violin

    • Viola

    • Cello

    • Double Bass

    • Electric or Bass Guitar

    • Piano

    • Music Composition

    • Improvisation

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Special Needs

Music Connects

K1 - 8th Grade

  • Learn songs to increase working memory and language skill development

  • Play hand drumming games to increase gross-motor skills and hand-eye coordination

  • Develop social and emotional skills with fellow youth

  • Tell Stories through music

  • Tailored music instruction in small-group weekly sessions

 

Parent Testimonials

"I cannot emphasize enough how wonderful this is, to see her engaged with all of you. THANK YOU! Anything we can do to give these kiddos a semblance of normalcy is so healthy for all of us."  - BPS parent of two

"The 8:30-9:30 orchestra lesson is the highlight of our day. My wife and I are so relaxed doing work, while we listen to music coming from our child's computer. It gets our day started on the right foot." - 1st-grade parent

"The morning music classes have made the morning routine more organized and enjoyable for everyone! It gives us parents a chance to organize our day without the challenge of children on top of us, and for that, I am truly grateful." - BPS family of four

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