Making Music Building futures

Midori & Friends provides high-quality sequential music education to students in Grades PreK-12 in over 70 NYC schools who have little or no access to the arts.

What began in 1992 as world-renowned violinist Midori’s singular vision to bring great music to NYC students has become a music education leader embraced by a community of thousands. Midori & Friends has reached over 250,000 young people in our history, and yet the impact of our story lies with each individual child.

Our Mission

Changing Lives

Our students are holding instruments for the first time, playing new pieces, singing in harmony, collaborating in an ensemble, and expressing themselves creatively.

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Years of serving
our students

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Students reached
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World class musicians
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What’s New

CityStrings Guitar Camp 2019 – Sign Up Today!

CityStrings, held during February vacation, unites guitar students to supplement their studies, increase their musical proficiency and make new friends. A free 4-day guitar intensive in Harlem welcomes M&F guitar students in Grades 3-8 from partner schools. CityStrings focuses on musicianship and technique in addition to art, dance and theater workshops.

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