Helping school children acquire the profound developmental benefits of music by bringing engaging chamber music to classrooms and home screens around the globe.
Available to all teachers.
Recorded live by a variety of chamber musicians, these lessons include explanations of instruments and music composition and feature lively interaction among the musicians to engage the student’s curiosity. We offer videos appropriate for elementary and middle school students. For more advanced students, we invite teachers to use our streaming chamber music concerts and commission recordings, which are also available at no charge.
How to Use
Video lessons are free. Teachers access the video library by entering their name and school, then assign the video lessons to students by providing that video’s link to students, who may watch the concert(s) from their own PC or mobile device at any time they wish. Each concert includes a PDF worksheet for students that can be downloaded (on each video’s page) or completed digitally. The answer key is available to teachers separately.
We welcome your questions and comments. Please email email@example.com.
We host lively, interactive concerts in elementary, middle, and high schools in Tucson, with a special focus on schools with diverse student populations and in underserved neighborhoods.
Concerts are organized by Dr. Kim Hayashi and performed by the Southwest String Quartet, UA’s Fred Fox School of Music Wind Quintet, or the UA Graduate String Quartet. The performances add valuable music appreciation to a school’s curriculum. The attending students become engaged, often swaying to the music, playing “air violin,” or “conducting” with one or both arms.
Flowing Wells High School
Highland Free School
Keeling Elementary School
Kellond Elementary School
Morgan Maxwell K-8
Prince Elementary School
Rio Vista Elementary School
Robison Elementary School
Sahuaro High School
St. Michael’s Parish Day School
Urquides Elementary School
Wright Elementary School
Music in the Schools sponsors underwrite individual in-person concerts or donate to the production of video lessons. You may donate online or contact board member Leslie Tolbert at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to these sponsors:
Marilyn Heins and Milton Francis Al Kogel
Joe and Connie Theobald
Paul St. John and Leslie Tolbert.