Music Explorers at Teachers College

MUSIC EXPLORERS is an innovate program, where 5-to-7-year-olds explore the arena of musical performance as both soloist and ensemble member through active and engaging musical experiences, with an opportunity to specialize in two instruments: piano or drums AND ukelele or violin.

This is a model for teaching instrumental music to beginners utilizing family and peer in community to advantage the social nature of music making for skill development and well-being.

The 10 weekly class sessions consist of semi-private lessons ( 4 children/ 2 teachers) on two instruments plus large group (16 children/8 teachers) activities, all culminating in an ensemble “Band” experience at the end of each class.

Tuition including string instrument rental:
1) Fall and Spring terms total of 20 class sessions = $750, possibility of paying in two installments​ $375​ each
2) Fall only, 10 class sessions = $450

Classes are taught by experienced Teachers College alumni and graduate students supervised by Prof. Lori Custodero.
Parent/Caregiver attendance and involvement is a crucial part of the learning experience.

*Classes offered on two sessions on Saturdays, 10:00am – 11:15am OR 11:45am to 1pm
*Fall Session starts October 3, 2015
*Location: 435 Horace Mann at Teachers College, Columbia University

To enroll contact Musical Communities Program Coordinator Adriana Diaz-Donoso at or leave a message at 347- 751 4338