Mission: The organization brings children together to learn and make music, to develop their minds, imagination, and community. The organization works with partners in the capital city region to provide early-childhood music learning, to support teachers in weaving music into a childs school day, and to create opportunities for grade-school children to make music together. Through music, the organization inspires people to reach their fullest potential.
Programs: Outreach programs into the community and the trenton public schools consist of music for the very young. Weekly sessions of developmentally appropriate music and movement classes were provided by a professional, trained early childhood music specialist (who is also a certified music therapist) in the district's 10 pre-kindergarten, special education classes. Each session presents a different collection of songs and activities. In addition, classroom teachers attend professional development workshops to develop their skills to integrate the program's curriculum into their daily routines. Each participating class is supplied with classroom instruments and copies of the cd and songbook utilized by the curriculum. All of the children also receive copies of the cd and songbook utilized by the curriculum. All of the children also receive copies of the these materials for use at home and workshops for the parents are conducted to engage parents and caregivers in their children's education. Music for the very young was offered in 40 classrooms in 15 schools and 510 families were served and professional development was provided to 72 teachers.
on-site weekly lessons and classes in instruments and voice: individual lessons and classes in music for ages 8 months to 80, offered to the trenton area regardless of age, income, talent, racial or ethnic identity. 36 week academic year. Students and teachers are evaluated annually and perform in recitals. 60 students participated in the 36 week academic year.
This school is the only music school in Trenton, the only place people can get instruction on any instrument, regardless of their talent or their income. Mostly they teach 8 yr. old beginners on piano, but they also have adults learning sax and bass, as well as preschool music classes. It's a happy place. www.tcmusicschool.com