Help Midori & Friends amplify voices through music
The 2022 Midori & Friends Spring semester demonstrated the transformative impact of our music education programs. In partnership with school communities, thousands of students enjoyed live music concerts and played instruments for the first time in their lives.
After 30 years of service, we look ahead to the future. Midori & Friends remains steadfast in our mission to provide youth with life-changing and accessible musical experiences. Please help us pursue our vision to bring the joy of music to every corner of New York City. Information about sponsorship opportunities available here.
What the community is saying about Midori & Friends:
“Since joining Midori & Friends I have become a part of a diverse, empowered group of people from whom I have learned about many important issues regarding music education in our city. By listening to their stories and meeting various community leaders and advocates, I believe that I have not only recognized concerns around me but also how I may be able to address them.”
Jane Robinson, 2022 NEXTGen Teen Musician
“Being able to teach ukulele and work with students on creating a positive outlet that they will carry for the rest of their lives is my life’s greatest honor. My heart is so filled with joy and gratitude to watch my students progress and bask in the confidence that come with such an incredible accomplishment: learning to play music for the love of it. This is an absolutely vital and necessary service, and we couldn’t be more excited to work with them on expanding the ukulele program to the city, state, and world over!”
Jake Sayraf, Ukulele Teaching Artist