Joy Of Music Program, Inc.

Rating: 4.93 stars   60 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Arts & Culture

Address:

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

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508-856-9541
www.jomp.org

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Reviews for Joy Of Music Program, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars  

What an incredible COMMUNITY music school centrally located right here in Worcester, MA extremely easy to get to with quick access to nearby highways making our TWICE a week commute from Leominster very doable. Our son, Ryan, has been playing the sax since 5th grade while taking private lessons locally in Leominster. His musical abilities quickly flourished and we began our search in 7th grade for advanced musical studies for him. It truly was a blessing to personally visit with JOMP and see for ourselves all that the Joy of Music Program has to offer -- a musical door truly opened that day for Ryan and for our family!

Being hopeful to find a good fit for Ryan, we couldn't believe all that JOMP has to offer - 1:1 with amazingly talented, exceptional professional music teachers who possess such passion, dedication and patience, with a knowledgeable, friendly staff who all truly care about each of their students with such genuine warmth and compassion!

We feel very much like a family at JOMP connected by our joy for music. Ryan thoroughly looks forward to his weekly sax lessons & Jazz Ensemble with his instructor Tucker Antell and the time Ryan and Tucker share together collaborating is TRULY PRICELESS! Tucker is such an incredibly talented professional musician and his personal demeanor and outstanding teaching abilities exceed our high expectations. Ryan leaves his Jazz lessons feeling refreshed and engerized with such enthusiasm for his music. This speaks volumes to us and Ryan's musical knowledge and abilities have grown significantly in just 2 years since joining JOMP.

Tucker Antell is a fine example of the many very talented and professional music instructors that make this exceptional music school - OUTSTANDING!

After two exceptional years with JOMP, we recently contemplated our ability to afford to continue Ryan's music instruction knowing he would soon be attending private high school this Fall. JOMP made us quickly realize that with Ryan's strong musical talent, along with his hard work and dedication to his musical journey, he should indeed continue and JOMP graciously awarded Ryan with a financial aid package allowing us to continue making affordable monthly payments while Ryan continues to study under such incredible mentors.

We are excited and very grateful to be part of this remarkable music school and with the recent expansive beautiful auditorium, all of the music performances will be even more extraordinary for all to enjoy!

It's a true pleasure to be part of JOMP and to share and encourage anyone who may be musically interested, at any music level, to learn more about this outstanding community music school. We highly recommend a visit, meet the staff, and personally see this impressive school for yourself -- you will be very glad you did!

Check out their website: www.jomp.org

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Perhaps improve communication between families, instructors and front staff to be sure we all are on the same page when changes pop up in scheduling.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I love JOMP. I went to JOMPathon January 29th 2011. The atmosphere was happy and warm. I knew I would learn music here. I started taking trumpet lessons from Jerry Sabatini in February 2011. This has been so rewarding and has enriched my life. You feel very comfortable and at home in JOMP. It is a wonderful place to come and learn music from some of the best teachers and performers in New England. I also volunteer and attend most events put on by JOMP.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

They're all about the the $$$$. Give them more...$ and they will like you.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

None

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Unlikely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Somewhat badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My kids have gone to Jomp. I started sax lessons as an adult at Jomp. My daughter's week is not complete without her orchestra practice at Jomp. My week is not complete without my Jazz ensemble at Jomp. The instructers are unbelievable and supporting. A GEM IN WORCESTER!!

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

student and parent of student

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

place to learn to play

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

Helpful and friendly

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

Teach the world to play!!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

JOMP has been a blessing in my son's life. As a parent I knew I wanted my child to be involved in a music program as I had grown up with music and had attended college as a music major myself. My son started music and movement classes at five and has been there ever since. Now a senior in high school my son studies with Rich Ardizzone who is patient, kind and interested in his life, not just giving him a trombone lesson. His dedication is indicative of the commitment I see in the staff at JOMP. I have also been fortunate to receive financial aid from JOMP. Their interest never seems to be in profit, but from enriching the lives of their students and the community through music.

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

teaching my son not only how to play a musical instrument well, but how to become a mature student.

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

the support, consideration and the shared joy found in music with the families they serve.

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

knowledgable, kind and interested in their students and their students' families.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been involved with the Joy of Music Program for 14 years as a parent of a student, a beginning adult student, and a board member. I have the greatest respect for this organization. JOMP is truly a community music school accessible to all regardless of age, income and ability through JOMP's outreach, student and faculty performances, and the financial aid program. The school is run with great care and dedication. It matches teacher to student and selects teachers based not only on their talent but on their ability to nurture, encourage and adapt to each student's needs. Central Massachusetts is fortunate to have this wonderful school that not only develops great musicians but also teaches the love of music.

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

the enthusiasm and love of music shared by the faculty and staff.

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

dedicated, helpful and friendly.

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  

1 person found this review helpful

In 2001 we were in search of a saxophone instructor for my son, an aspiring young musician. JOMP was recommended to us. My son took private saxophone and jazz instruction at JOMP throughout his entire high school career, working primarily with Jim Allard and Jerry Sabatini. He enjoyed working with these and many of the other talented instructors at JOMP. During that time my son was selected to play in the MMEA Sr. Central District Jazz band twice, in his sophomore and senior years of high school. He went on to major in music in college and during the summer months has partipated in JOMP's alumni programs. JOMP is a very well run music school with excellent and inspiring instructors and outstanding program leadership. We continue to support JOMP every year with their Annual Fund, used to provide music instruction scholarships. I highly recommend JOMP and support and admire their service to community.

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

watching my son grow into the musician he has wanted to become. JOMP helped to put him on this path.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-2-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I've been involved with JOMP since I was five or six years old -- first through music and movement, then chorus, then private piano and flute lessons and various ensembles. I can honestly say that very few things were more central to my growth than JOMP was. The chamber orchestra, especially, was a great thing for me throughout high school - it was a privilege to be able to play fantastic repertoire at Mechanics Hall twice a year. I think what sets JOMP apart from other music programs is the faculty... there's a ridiculously high concentration of teachers who are really exceptional musicians and people who care so much about imparting their love of music to their students.

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

So good. Just a really fantastic and supportive community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have two children who are study at JOMP, my son studies clarinet for about 4 years, my daughter started to take cello lessons last September. My children love their teachers, they leanred so much in such short period. This is such a nice program to teach music, and both of them made great progress. I also have been impressed by other students every time attending their recitals. I feel so fortunate to have a great music school in our community

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

seeing my children's progress

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

that every one their enjoy music so much

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

very professional, very kind and encouraging. Their love of music insipre their students.

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

offer so much more to the community, with concerts, music lessons, make our community a better place.

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  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been a student at the Joy of Music Program for over 5 years now. I have taken private violin lessons, and have been a member of the Joy of Music Chamber Orchestra, as well as many different string ensembles. I have loved every minute of my time there. I love the fact that JOMP is such a welcoming community of musicians. I will be graduating from high school this year but look forward to coming back to JOMP as an alumni! I hope to major in violin performance or music theory/compostition in college.

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

Wendy, Rich, and the entire staff at JOMP are some of the most helpful, friendly, and supportive people I've ever met. Not to mention extremely knowledgable about music!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

 
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