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Youth development through music training

Our deepest thanks to Wellmet for your thoughtfulness and generosity during this uncertain time, allowing UpBeat to continue providing free music instruction to young people in the South Bronx!



The Bronx

UpBeat NYC uses the pursuit of musical excellence and ensemble performance to bring about positive change in the lives of South Bronx children.

UpBeat’s year-round classes are offered in three yearly sessions. Each session offers a Pre-Orchestra Program for children ages 5-7 years old and an Orchestra Program for ages 8 and up. All classes and instruments are provided free of charge.

All children participate in frequent performances as ensemble members and soloists. Concerts and special events are held at our program site in Mott Haven and throughout New York City.

The programs are designed to provide participants with high-quality musical training spanning their early childhood and teenage years. While some participants may go on to become professional musicians, that is not our program's primary purpose. Above and beyond musical achievement, UpBeat's principal objective is to promote children's cognitive, emotional and social development.

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