The award-winning Music4Schools program offers a sequential, skill-building curriculum based on California Arts Standards for Music adopted by the State Board of Education in 2019.

Music4School’s classes are taught by professional teaching musicians, who have reached hundreds of thousands of students in public and private schools in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties with the goal of ensuring that all children in the community have access to an arts education.

Music4Schools in-school music education program

Why does the study of the arts belong in our schools?

CSMA art education in school

Providing arts education during the regular school day increases the likelihood of better academic outcomes for participating students. CSMA’s program is designed to enhance:

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Social and communication skills
  • Creativity and self-expression
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Cultural awareness

A recent longitudinal study of 25,000 students demonstrated that arts education helps close the achievement gap, improves reading and language development and advances students’ motivation to learn. The benefits of an arts education are even greater for low-socioeconomic status (low-SES) youth. One study found that low-SES students who are highly engaged in the arts are more than twice as likely as their peers with low arts involvement to earn a bachelor’s degree.

About Music4Schools

CSMA’s Music4Schools program offers:

  • Sequential, skill-building, grade-level appropriate music curriculum taught by professional music instructors
  • Full program administration, including hiring, training and mentoring teachers
  • Partnering with schools on teacher scheduling and evaluation
  • Teacher and student materials and supplies
  • School concerts

Music4Schools emphasizes five major areas:

  • Singing
  • Creative movement
  • Instruments
  • Music appreciation
  • Cultural understanding of music and its origins
Music4Schools in-school music education program
Music4Schools in-school music education program

Interested in bringing Music4Schools to your school?

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Experience the power of the arts and how it can inspire people to discover their passions and become fully engaged in the world around them.