Making Music, Building Futures
Midori & Friends harnesses the power of music to transform the lives of children and enrich their communities. Through accessible music education programs, Midori & Friends cultivates a joy of learning, a spirit of service, and courageous self-expression for all, illuminating pathways to a brighter future.
For 30 years Midori & Friends, founded by violin virtuoso Midori, has invested in over 300,000 students in NYC by providing tuition-free music education programs. As it ignites positive social change in the rising generations of students and their families, our dynamic music education programs enrich our city and the individual lives that make it great.
Midori & Friends makes the music of today and builds the futures of tomorrow.
The Power of Music
Midori & Friends provides high-quality, sequential music education programs to students in Grades PreK-12 in over 70 NYC schools and organizations who have little or no access to the arts.
What began in 1992 as a renowned artist’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 300,000 young people in our history, and yet the impact of our story lies with each individual child.