S'Cool Sounds

Music in the Classroom — A Hands-On Experience
From the very first day in the classroom, students in the S'Cool Sounds program are playing music together.

Using recorders and percussion, both of which have a steep initial learning curve, the program provides an extraordinary introduction to instrumental music learning.  Learning a musical instrument helps to develop the whole child as a focused, disciplined and creative individual.  Using music from widely diverse traditions and time periods, the program expands students’ appreciation of music as a universal activity that transcends cultural, religious, and geographical boundaries.

Unique to the S’Cool Sounds program is an immediate emphasis on the classroom as an ensemble, fostering communication skills, teamwork, mutual appreciation and support—the same skills required to build a successful classroom, school, and community.  In partnership with the school and its teachers, the program fosters music making as a natural expression of each child and the school community.


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S'Cool Sounds is sponsored by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, grants from the Freygish Foundation, the Kaplen Foundation, the Olimpia Foundation, and the Richard and Lois Pace Charitable and Cultural Fund of the Jewish Communal Fund, as well as private donations.