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  

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  

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 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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Rating: 5 stars  

hi im katherine and i like this program because it helps the children learn how to play instruments of their choice. The programe also provides wonderful teachers that volunteer their time to teaching the students.

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being part of the learing enviorment

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none

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Rating: 5 stars  

this is a great organization with experienced teachers that have a wide range of knoledge in the musical arts, i approve and support this organization

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learning how to play music on various instruments

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ask for others to join and support this wonderful organization by any means possible, be it in donations and or moral support

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Rating: 5 stars  

God Bless American Children Orchestras. I enrolled my son at the age of 6 into Centro Mater Academy. He is now 12 years old and continues the classes at Jose Marti Park. My son always liked music and playing the instruments, but now he has a passion for music.
I feel that ACOP's programs has helped him stay away from the wrong crowds in school and as well as the streets after school hours. I love American Children Orchestras for giving my son a chance to make himself better at what he loves doing.

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in my sons passion for music. He always tells me he wishes to achieve his music career. Very proud of him and glad i put him in ACOP.

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More classes after school hours.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I wish i can thank all the instructors and site coordinators for the care, help, and knowledge they have given my 3 girls. Not only am i truly amazed of how much they know about music and their history, but of how much they liked it! Thank you American Children Orchestras for Peace. Thank you for caring!

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my three daughters behavior and test grades.

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Nothing at all. I am very satisfied with how their organization works!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm fascinated with this program!!! My son has honestly learned so much since he started. This is all I have ever wanted for my son to be able to play music, I noticed since he was 2 years old the passion he had for music

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My sons behavior and attitude, he was a little hyper active but since we signed him up for the classes I'm super happy with the results at home!

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I would add Dancing classes since I have little nieces that are too young for the music classes but love to dance.

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