The After-School Lessons Program is the
heart of Music Haven.
The program, including musical instruments, is completely free
for participants and is open to youth who reside in the Dixwell, Hill,
Dwight, Newhallville, West Rock or Fair Haven neighborhoods of New Haven.
Each child is selected on a first-come, first-serve basis and is encouraged to continue through high school, once enrolled.
The lessons and classes take place at two different sites: the
Wexler-Grant School in the Dixwell community and the John C. Daniels
School in the Hill community.
The Haven String Quartet performs and teaches through in-school assembly programs to bring the excitement of live performance to school audiences. All the quartet’s programs combine performance, demonstration and participation elements. Music Haven’s teaching artists weave interactive learning opportunities and educational substance into 45-minute performances.
Examples of educational residency workshops include:
1)“The Art of Musical Conversation” 2)“Giraffes Can’t Dance and Other Stories” 3)“A Trip Around the World with the HSQ” 4)“Finding Your Voice”
Each workshop introduces the string instrument family and explores concepts of teamwork, communication, and problem-solving methods. Workshops often also include illustrations of non-verbal communication within the quartet and explorations of emotions, textures, and imagery inspired by music. Through a combination of interactive activities, story-telling, and music, the HSQ connects musical ideas with academic, social, and cultural learning concepts.
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