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Partner with SDYS, a leader in community-based music education programs, to bring ChIMES classes to your school, district, or other community location.

Thank you for your interest in the San Diego Youth Symphony’s ChIMES program

SDYS Childhood Introduction to Music Education, with Smiles!

We work with a variety of partners (including preschools, school districts, non-profits, and various agencies/companies that serve the needs of our community) to bring early childhood music education to more families and classrooms.

Partners include:

Chula Vista Elementary School District: SDYS has worked with CVESD since 2010, supporting after-school music programs, in-school instrumental coaching, and professional development for district music teachers. ChIMES has offered early childhood music classes to dozens of TK (transitional kindergarten) and preschool classes over the past several years, and we are excited to once again bring ChIMES music to twelve early childhood classrooms during the CVESD 2021-2022 year.

Learn4Life HOPE Teen Parenting Program: We are proud to be working with the Learn4Life network of charter schools and their HOPE program (“Helping Our Parenting-students Excel”), which supports high school students who are teen parents. ChIMES offers music classes for HOPE students and their children to promote parent/child bonding; develop school-readiness, socio-emotional and musical skills; and offer a supportive, enriching community to foster child development and parent education.

Monarch School: We are excited to announce a new partnership with the Monarch School in Barrio Logan, which serves unhoused students in grades K – 12. This partnership will enhance the learning and community opportunities for Monarch School parents and caregivers with younger children, through their participation in weekly ChIMES classes. Monarch School and SDYS/ChIMES will explore how early childhood music learning can help younger siblings of Monarch School students be more involved in educational, social, and emotional opportunities that contribute to the school’s curriculum and overall goals.

Liberty School: ChIMES offers sessions through the NTC Foundation’s Liberty School as part of the foundation’s elementary arts education programs for San Diego underserved youth. The classes focus on music fundamentals through singing, creative movement, and playing instruments to promote a positive attitude toward learning; to increase self-esteem; and to encourage exploration of new possibilities for the future.

If you would like to learn more about how early childhood music education can support your own specific program goals and community, please fill out this brief Google form and we will get back to you soon!

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