Music & Youth Programs

Music & Youth creates accessible, sustainable, high quality music programs so every young person can experience the magic of music.

MUSIC CLUBHOUSE PROGRAM

The Music Clubhouse Program provides free, after-school music programming and leadership opportunities for underserved youth, ages 10-18.

The Music Clubhouses are uniquely equipped and staffed for:

studio recording | state-of-the-art music production | contemporary-instrument workshops | band rehearsals | performances | and much more! 

The Music Clubhouses are established within leading community-based Youth Development Organizations, so that there is a strong focus on mentorship. This builds participants’ self-confidence and self-esteem, providing them with life-changing skills that they can apply well beyond the music studio. The impact is profound.


THE MOBILE STUDIO

The Mobile Studio is a portable recording recording studio and beatmaking setup, complete with iPad, microphones, and station for a group of youth plus a staff member. The Mobile Studio is self-contained in a portable, lightweight case for super-easy transport.

Why the Mobile Studio?

The Mobile Studio can be set up anywhere, any time! This allows us to give the opportunity of music to hundreds more youth who otherwise would have no access to a full-size Music Clubhouse or Studio.

Encourages collaboration, teamwork, communication, and leadership. Within the constraints of a small workspace, teens of all levels learn to work together and become extra efficient and productive.

Powered by an iPad, the Mobile Studio is accessible and familiar. Teens love working with the technology that they know well— it allows them to jump in and start making music right away!


YOUTH LEADER PROGRAM

The Youth Leader Program gives outstanding high-school age participants the opportunity to work at their Music Clubhouses as junior staff members. Youth Leaders combine their passion for music with a strong desire to impact their Music Clubhouse. In addition to mentoring younger participants and teaching music workshops, Youth Leaders develop workforce and leadership skills that will last a lifetime!

“As a Youth Leader, I faced challenges that helped me learn about leadership, responsibility, and problem solving. Working made me grow into that better person and made me greater than I was before.” ~Jay, former Youth Leader

Youth Leader Program Overview:
Our goal is to provide Music Clubhouse youth with employment opportunities where they:
• Develop valuable leadership skills
• Set goals and develop professional skills while reflecting on their experiences
• Support their positive development into adulthood
• Have access to enrichment programs like tutoring/college prep
• Have an opportunity to mentor a new generation of Clubhouse participants
• Are mentored by caring adults
• See themselves as contributors to their community


MUSIC IMPACT NETWORK

The Music Impact Network is our community for after-school music programs and teaching artists who are using music as a vehicle for youth development.

Join our Facebook Group to:

  • Share program ideas
  • Access resources and opportunities
  • Connect with teaching artists from around the world

Visit MusicImpactNetwork.org for:

  • Free downloads of curated program resources and materials:
    • Music production; instrument workshops; performances; youth development; infrastructure; and staffing