Music Is Mine is an after-school program partnership that teaches kids, grades K - 8, improvised music of different cultures based in Afro-Atlantic music forms. Students learn songs and play rhythms on percussion instruments, learn to make their own instruments, and have opportunities to perform in community settings. Improvisation is central to the learning environment, allowing students to invent and re-invent musical ideas and discover their unique musical voice. The curriculum includes:
AFA partners with the Grand Street Settlement Beacon and Seward Park Community Centers offering K-3 students music classes, twice weekly, from October through June.