Current MusicReach Programs

Beginning Strings

Youth at Pine Villa Elementary, Mays Conservatory afterschool, and Miami Heights Elementary are provided with the opportunity to play and learn the violin, viola, cello, or bass. Barnyard participants learn the ukulele.  

General Music/Drumming

Young students are given opportunities to experience music fundamentals building in a fun and enriching environment where they experience singing, dancing, listening, and drumming at the Barnyard.

Modern Band and Music Technology

Youth at Leadership Learning Center and Frederick Douglass Elementary receive instruction on guitar, bass, keyboard, percussion, singing, as well as music technology software. Shalala MusicReach also provides an afterschool music technology club at Mays Conservatory and is the STEAM partner for Sweetwater Elementary.  

Choir/Music Theater

Youth at Miami Norland High School receive group instruction in choral ensembles and musical theatre, infused with music fundamentals and vocal technique.

Music Therapy

Youth at Miami Northwestern High and Ferguson High receive group music therapy sessions geared for students with disabilities. Shalala MusicReach also partners with Jam Sessions to provide on-campus music therapy and music-making experiences serving area students with disabilities.  

Summer Institute

This full-scholarship summer music camp builds skills for small ensembles, production planning, digital media, music technology, music theory/ear training, piano proficiency, college application prep, and enrichment through guest artist and faculty seminars.

Outreach Performances and Masterclasses

Frost students provide masterclasses for students at non-profit organizations and schools and also perform outreach performances at schools, parks, and hospitals throughout Miami-Dade County.

Contact Us

For more information on how to participate, please contact Dr. Melissa Lesniak, Director of Outreach at m.lesniak@miami.edu or 305-284-6755.