Making Music, Building Futures
Midori & Friends provides transformative tuition-free music education, access to live performances, and leadership development for underserved youth.
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. We serve local communities by supporting those arts organizations whose purpose is to develop self-confidence, creativity and ambition in our young people. 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. We believe that by acting to realize the principles of equity, inclusion, and a strong, diverse population, we help to create an environment of goodwill upon which our city depends if its citizens are to flourish.
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.