Music Works for Students

MusicianCorps trains and places skilled musicians to provide ongoing music instruction and mentorship to low-income K-12 students in schools and afterschool programs. MusicianCorps emphasizes hands-on music instruction combined with academic support and leadership development to help keep students in school and on track. 


  • 7 out of 10 high school students say they “want to come to school more because of MusicianCorps”
  • 94% of site partners agree that the youth who participated in MusicianCorps "become more creative"
  • 80% of site partners say that youth were “better able to express themselves” after MusicianCorps
  • 74% of youth agreed "I work with better with other people because of MusicianCorps"
  • 94% of site partners report that “MusicianCorps is a high-quality program” and describe it as a “service that isn’t available elsewhere"
  • Testimonials for our work with students >>



Related Media from MusicianCorps Students

NBC Nightly News: Making Music with a Mission (VIDEO) - March 8, 2010

GOOD Magazine: The Music Class - December 7, 2009

Take Part: Teaching Kids to Change Their Tunes - March 23, 2011

Kevin's Story: Music is his Motivation - November 5, 2011