Play to Learn!

Honed over almost three decades of implementation in public schools, Play to Learn provides instruction to students in grades K-12 in strings, percussion, winds, harp, and chorus, both during and after school. Our teaching artists work with students to deliver tailored instruction, build knowledge, and develop skills for up to 30 weeks during the academic year. Students showcase their accomplishments in culminating group performances for their families and school communities. While performances represent concrete goals for students to work toward and achieve, they also cultivate positive arts experiences for themselves, peers, parents, and friends.


Play to Learn follows the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts and Blueprint for Teaching & Learning in Music: to Create, Perform, Respond, and Connect.

Midori & Friends is partnering with The Lyra Society to bring harp instruction to New York City schools. Learn more about the Glissando Program.

Bring Play to Learn to your school!

For more information, contact Garrett Obrycki, Program Associate.