Steinway Society Sponsors Children's Programs
Steinway Society of Riverside County provides in-school music education programs to all three Coachella Valley school districts including piano and ukulele labs and Classic Concerts in Schools, age-appropriate, interactive performances engaging children K-12 with piano, dance, opera and jazz concerts.
Virtual programs include Mr. McSymphony™, a series of six video classes bringing music appreciation to 1st to 4th grade students that include classical music, symphony orchestra, opera, jazz and orchestral instruments. Basics of an Orchestra is a power-point presentation for 4th and 5th grades on the four major instruments. SSRC’s music programs reach some 30,000 school children per year.
An Outreach Program provides piano lessons, scholarships and pianos for talented children with financial need. SSRC is in partnership with Amp Camp in Indio and Marquee Academy in Palm Springs.
Ukulele labs are geared toward 4th and 5th grade students who are provided their own ukuleles, materials and teachers for group lessons. Classic Concerts in Schools offer age-appropriate, interactive performances engaging and inspiring children K-12 with piano, dance, opera and jazz concerts.
SSRC also provides its live Music is Wellness program at Eisenhower Memory Care Center.
Festival Competition and Winners Recital
Provides talented piano students in our Steinway area, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, to take part in master classes taught by world class artist and to perform in an adjudicated competition. The winners of the competition perform in a public a recital.
Music is Wellness Program
A musical performance program at the Eisenhower Health Memory Care Center for the people in memory care.
This program provides private piano lessons, pianos and scholarships for talented children with financial need.
Classic Concerts in Schools
Features pianists, instrumental soloists, dancers, opera singers and other recognized musical artist. The concerts are attended by K-12 students and held in centrally located multipurpose rooms and auditoriums. Each year we reach thousands of students in the Coachella Valley with these programs
Currently made up of 4 programs:
Strega Nona (Grades K, 1 & 2)
Basics of an Orchestral (Grade 4)
History of Music 1600-1900 (Grade 5)
History of Jazz 1900-1945 (Grades 10 - 12)
The programs are all PowerPoint Presentations and use YouTube musical presentations to curate the music specific to each class.
Music Appreciation Program
We use the Mr. McSymphony series of programs for grades +1 to 5. The series is made up of 5 small illustrated books covering subjects like instruments, opera, jazz, symphony orchestra and symphonic music.
Geared towards 4th and 5th grade students. Students receive their own ukulele and are provided all necessary materials, no charge. Teachers are provided for group lessons.
Piano Lab in Schools Programs
Provides electronic pianos, materials and teachers for grade school children. The goal of the program is not only to teach children to play the piano but to build a foundation for musicianship throughout their lives with a combination of discipline, fun and personal attention.
Your donations make it possible for the Steinway Society of Riverside County to bring music to the children of the Coachella Valley.