Imagine a seven year old learning violin for the first time…all online! The students and Teaching Artists of Harmony Project KC have been tackling the challenges of online learning since March. The program expanded hours to help students with tuning at home, mailed out sheet music, and connected families with the necessary technology to access their music lessons.
Although being apart has been challenging, the stability of music continues to bring joy to students and Teaching Artists at HPKC. “I feel most like myself when I play the viola,” shared HPKC high school student Vanessa.
Harmony Project KC is the flagship program of the Northeast Community Center. It serves its young musicians for their entire childhood with orchestral training in violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, and clarinet. The program recently celebrated its fifth birthday!
Harmony Project KC is an affiliate of the renowned Harmony Project in LA, which has been twice awarded by the White House as an effective arts-based youth development program.
The students of Harmony Project KC are coming together to bring you “The Gift of Harmony” this holiday season! This virtual event is made possible through the tireless and heroic efforts of Mr. Michael Gordon, who has taken on the role of video and audio engineer! Although most know him as the Principal Flute for the Kansas City Symphony, to students, Mr. Mike is a Board Member of the Northeast Community Center.
This virtual concert will be held Saturday, December 12th from 10:00-10:45. To RSVP, please e-mail Kyla Pitts-Zevin firstname.lastname@example.org.