In-School Programs

OrchKids believes in equitable access to music education and exposing children to music at a young age. With this in mind, OrchKids implements an inclusion-based model during school hours, serving students as young as pre-kindergarten in a variety of ways. In-School program offerings are listed below. 

Musicianship:

Students are introduced to the fundamentals of music through group musicianship classes. Using techniques developed by Dalcroze (Eurythmics), Kodaly (Solfege), Gordon, and Orff, students are exposed to age-appropriate games and activities that invite them to discover musical concepts in a fun, participatory manner. A special emphasis is put on encouraging students to discover their unique voice, and in creating and expressing original musical ideas. 

Exploratory:

Students learn about the different instrument families (strings, woodwinds, and brass) by learning to play the violin, trumpet, and recorder. Through the hands-on exploration of these instruments, students are able to discover their own personal preferences and proficiencies. 

Choir:

Choir is an excellent way for students to explore and perform a variety of genres and connect to thematic studies at their school. Students learn group compositional skills and work together to develop a greater sense of teamwork and community. Choir can be geared for any student and is a great way to combine multiple grades into a collaborative group. 

Instrumental Group Lessons

Group lessons help students develop the technique and skills needed to be successful in an ensemble setting. 

Band and Orchestra:

An instrumental ensemble allows a large group of students to play through diverse repertoire in multiple genres. Additionally, students have the opportunity to take on a leadership role and engage in peer-to-peer mentoring.