Numerous studies have demonstrated that music training in children results in long-term enhancement of visual-spatial, verbal, literacy and mathematical performance. The purpose of Musicall’s After-School and Summer Programs is precisely to bring a genuinely beneficial component into the education of our children: Music Education.
The program serves a minority community that is predominantly Hispanic and African American. Our Students, for the most part, are low income. The Program operates on a traditional School Year and Summer calendar which serves kindergarten through fifth-grade students. The programs are located in underserved neighborhoods such as Allapattah and disadvantaged areas of Coconut Groves.
Our program promote Inclusive Education, Musicall offers the same opportunities for children with and without disabilities, emphasizing participation, understanding and accommodating differences. Also, we use facilities and areas that are accessible and easy to use by all children.
Musicall’s curriculum focuses not only on music instruction. Students receive academic support and activities such as Homework Assistance, Literacy (helping students work independently or collaboratively); Social Emotional Learning (necessary training for life skills); Physical Activity (students learn fitness concepts through fun, and motivating activities), Nutrition Education (fundamental nutrition and health concepts) and a particular class for the whole family called Family and Rhythm, designed for parents, caregivers and the children to take together, creating an unforgettable bond between parent/caregiver and child.
Participants receive instruction on musical instruments such as Violin, Viola, Double Bass, and Cello with the purpose of creating Ensembles and Orchestras. They will also have training on Piano, Music Theory and Percussion. Our Students participate in concerts as well as special events prepared in collaboration with Organizations such as Thomas Armour Youth Ballet and Orchestra Miami. As a result of being directly exposed to music instruction, participants will strengthen their social awareness, self-esteem and improve their Academic outcomes.
The reputation and experience of Musicall’s teachers reinforce that students from all backgrounds will have the abilities to succeed in whatever their future holds. No matter what path our students will follow, we make it possible for Musicall’s students that their knowledge remains for the rest of their lives.
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