American Childrens Orchestras for Peace

Rating: 4.97 stars   75 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth

Location: 3211 Ponce de Leon Blvd Ste 210 Miami FL 33130 USA

Mission: Mission Statement: to create for our children, through music, an environment free from violence. Vision Statement: By developing specific musical programs we will provide our children with alternatives to the cycle of poverty and hopelessness that so often leads to violence. We involve the general community in these musical programs through free concerts at schools, parks and other institutions in various neighborhoods throughout Miami-Dade. Disadvantaged children, typically low income and/or disabled, receive free individual music education and participate in full orchestra concerts. ACOP is based on an internationally acclaimed format proven to increase academics, cognitive skills and self-esteem.
Results: We support hundreds of youth and families a year in one on one mentoring, music instruction and parenting relationships.
Target demographics: Children facing adversity in underprivileged communities ages 4- 18
Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,000
Programs: We teach children technique in keyboards, drums, violin and vocal instruction in addition to offer parental involvement and mentoring to encourage the children. Research confirms that children's lives can be changed dramatically through family, group and one to one mentoring relationships. Investment in this program is an investment in helping children grow up successfully and overcome environmental challenges.

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Rating: 5 stars  

im a mother and i love this program for my son .he's always looking forward to get to class its a great jot to go to this program. it helps keep him away from drugs and other illegal activities

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ive seen my son learn the cielo and the teachers are just such a help with him helping him and guiding him to succeed .

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i would like there to be more funding for more teachers and bigger classes

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Rating: 5 stars  

im a mother and i love this program for my daughter she's always looking forward to get to class its a great jot to go to this program.

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ive seen my daughter learn the violin and the teachers are just such a blessing with her helping her and guiding her.

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i would like there to be more funding for more teachers and bigger classes

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Rating: 5 stars  

im a mother and i love this program for my son he's always so joyfull to come.

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ive seen my son learn the piano and the teachers are just such a blessing wit him.

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i would like there to be more funding for more teachers and longer class time

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Rating: 5 stars  

i like this class because i play the drum and bongo and that is really fun and exited and fun so that is so fun and ricardo is the most funest teacher so im going to still helping and volinter and i like my job

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i haved learned bongos and drums and viola and violin

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more money for my classes

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Rating: 5 stars  

el programa brinda la oportunidad a ninos y jovenes de aprender a tocar un instrumento . de conocer como leer musica . datos sobre historia de la musica conocer amigos que tengan sus mismas inclinaciones y compartir en un ambiente sano y cultural.

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mi experiencia con los ninos me a marcado mucho en mi vida enseno hace ya 6 anos violoncello. algunos de estos ninos van hacer futuras carreras en la musica otros quizas no pero han tenido la oportunidad al conocimiento y eso es valido.

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i would like there to be more individula interaction with the children.

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Rating: 5 stars  

this was a very cool experience for me. well in my case i play the congas. THEY ARE VERY FUN WE HAVE very good teachers who teach us a lot. this is not a boring class or anything you might think. this is an opportunity, a chance for you to learn music. and not just music but an instrument!! at the same time. i have learned a lot from them and from what my teacher has taught me. this program has many options you have from Latin music to cello and violin. its a very nice experience. when get to learn an instrument get to learn to love the instrument just like i am. its the best these classes rock! they are like literally the best well according to me. thats my opinion.

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i learned the congas. they taught me the basics and they taught me new rhythms and how to play them better. the teacher is really good. super good at the congas and just very talented. he is very nice the teachers here are not mean they care about you and try their best to teach so that you can learn something and make your visit here a nice experience.

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i would ask for more help we need new instruments and more rooms but other then that these classes are good we just need new instruments and more help in like our stuff that we use our supplies.

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i think that this progam is the best for any child that wants to play the an instrument or sing it does not matter how old you .......... if your a parent with talent please came and help use we need teacher ........... if you are child that wants to know how to play an instrument cause you dont have nothing to do at home .please come and injoy yourself and learn something new ......thank you !!!!!!!!!!!! and we are here to help you .thank you again!!!!!!

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being here for about 7 years i learned how to sing i've made thousands of people happy .. my sing can help millons of people come to this program .... and i hope that one day become a singer / sing teacher .........

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i would fund more money in this program and have more instrument for the children

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Rating: 5 stars  

this is my presomal experience in this program that in this program the kids here get to learn how to play some instrument that they never played in there life and this program helps them with it.

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i learn how to play the cielo and have been to various concerts with are orchestra that were amazing

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more funding

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Rating: 5 stars  

i believe this program is fantastic im glad the kids have a place to learn music and it also helps keep them away from drugs and bad company and it helps them focus on greater things.

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ive been able to have the satisfaction of seeing my daughter learn the violin and im glad to have met new parents that are now friends

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i would like it to be a bigger space and for greater funding for more instructors and for there to be more instruments

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Rating: 5 stars  

i think that the program is very good and we are learning a lot through it and i also think that we should put more money to the orchestra becaoues we could learn more music and we wil start to impact people by singing for peace this program is also good becaouse people dont have to pay but thats why we also need support so that people pich in and help us sing but with the materials that that we have we cant work so good. this is why we need the financial support but over all it exells with or with out the instruments but it would be helpfull thats what i would say about the program.

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i learned how to perfect the way i play the drums in the orchestra and the piano its easy to learn in the beginning but to finish is hard but its helped me.

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yes i would get better instruments for the students

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