Joy Of Music Program, Inc.

Rating: 4.93 stars   58 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: One Gorham St Worcester MA 01605 USA

Mission: Our mission is "to foster community through accessible music education and performance." Our primary goal is to help students make music a joyful part of their lives. Our strong commitment to serving the whole community is at the core of our vision as a community music school, reflected in our efforts to keep our tuition affordable, to provide financial aid, and to reach out to the underserved populations in our community.
Target demographics: All ages
Direct beneficiaries per year: 600+
Geographic areas served: Central Massachusetts
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 04-3055099
508-856-9541
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Over the past 14 years I have been both a student (drum, recorder) and a volunteer at JOMP. A retired librarian, I set up and maintain the program's library of several hundred music-related books and several thousand pieces of music. In addition, I lead a weekly drumming group at a nursing home, with particularly satisfying response from Alz- heimer's petients. The high standards maintained by faculty and staff together with their commitment to inclusivity have made JOMP a Worcester county treasure.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the instruction I've taken. Once intro- duced to drum and recorder, I find they have become focal to my life and that I am able to grow through music - highly desirable at age 77!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being part of a vital organization which brings together people of varied ages, aspirations, and abilities in a positive atmosphere.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated, goal-oriented, communicative and positive in their outlook.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach out to the community even more: more public school programs, more events, a mobile unit, more scholarships, hence a larger facility, increased faculty and staff, a library not reliant upon donated material.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

My son's former piano teacher chased him away from the piano, in spite of his love of playing. Wendy said she would find the right teacher and she did. He ended up playing piano and later jazz guitar and became a music major in college - all thanks to the Joy of Music. As a working visual artist who works around the world I can tell you that the Joy of Music is one of the most amazing and generous organization I have come in contact with. Their commitment to make music available is commendable.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

person as a parent and as audience, at many of their fundraisers

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their passion combined with a level of professionalism that is often lacking in non-profits

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

top rate, involved, and passionate about the organization

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help meet the needs of students who are hurt by a lack of services in the public schools during the current financial crisis and even before. We sadly lack an appreciation for the arts in our culture and a place like this fills the void

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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