Music and the Brain brings a music literacy curriculum, whole-class keyboard instruction, and ongoing professional development to schools in under-resourced communities. We empower music educators and ensure equity for all learners, helping students build skills to succeed academically and in life.
For twenty-six years, Music and the Brain has changed students’ lives through music. After starting with just a handful of schools in New York City, we now reach more than 140,000 students each year, coast to coast. From Brooklyn to the Bay Area, from Seattle to South Florida, we’re giving students an equitable chance to play the piano as part of their school day. Through culturally responsive lessons, we’re not only teaching music literacy, but we’re also making connections to reading, math, history, and geography. Our data shows that we’re helping students build the academic, social-emotional, and fine motor skills they need – and the educators we serve say that they’re more effective teachers, thanks to the support and tools we provide. Our curriculum has come a long way, too – from posters and notepads to smart boards and iPads – but we’ve got a long way to go before we reach every student nationwide.
We need your help to get us there.
Please give today: 100% of your contribution brings the language of music into students’ lives!
Introducing our new flexible learning management system!
A comprehensive online platform with virtual piano recording & submissions, customizable lessons, Google Classroom integration, and more.
Bring Music and the Brain to Your School
∙ General Music Through Piano
∙ Grades K-8
∙ National Core Arts Standards
∙ Ongoing Workshops
∙ Individualized Coaching
∙ Teacher Support Network
∙ Curriculum Guides
∙ Hybrid Learning Platform
∙ Dynamic Virtual Keyboard
∙ Classroom Materials
∙ Classroom Keyboard Lab
years serving communities
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.