Music Box Foundation’s flagship program where students from all ages, ability levels, cultures, and locations gather every Saturday at Fire Station in the Woodlawn community to learn and make music together. Students learn music literacy, music theory, and how to perform popular songs on a variety of instruments including percussion, winds, guitar, and keyboard family. Every Saturday afternoon we come together and JAM!
Music Box Foundation partners with schools, parks and community centers across Chicago to offer instrumental theory, voice theory and audio/visual technology programs to students of all ages. Our school year programs are customized to meet the needs of our partners.
Students receive instruction that introduces them to instruments of the keyboard, guitar, brass and precision family. Our students are introduced to the sounds of each instrument, how to properly hold and play the instruments through ear training techniques.
Music Box Foundation has 3 summer programs available to students of all ages.
Music instruction and dance instruction during and after school.
In partnership with Afterschool Matters, Music Box Foundation provide a 6 week Summer Program at Collins High School on Chicago's Westside.
We offer tailor made music programs to Chicagoland Schools, Park Districts and Communities where little to no programs currently exist. Programs take place before, during and after school hours.
We provide instruction and resources for all program types listed below
· General Music
· Instrumental Theory (Concert, Jazz, and Marching Bands)
· Vocal Theory
· Video/Audio Recording Technology
· Visually Impaired and Special needs
· Summer Camp
Our programs use music instruction as a means of expression, social connection and development. Students are taught in three specific areas: Instrumental Theory (learning to play instruments of the Brass, Percussion, Woodwind, Keyboard and String family), Voice Theory (how to use their voice as an instrument through basic music theory including scales, notes, rhythm, key signature and harmony) and Sound Recording Technology (how to mix audio and video tracks and create rhythmic beats).
Music Box Foundation ignites this passion for music through the 4E Endeavor: