7 in the City: Intonation Music Workshop

June 3, 2011 4:22:34 AM PDT
An innovative afterschool program not only teaches music, but offers a safe and positive environment for kids who have few other options.

(RELEASE) The Intonation Music Workshop empowers children to become rock stars on every stage in life through innovative music education.

Using donated instruments and a unique pop band curriculum, our afterschool music program provides kids age 6-17 in Chicago's underserved communities with access to instruction and performance opportunities in a safe and positive environment, sparking for many a life changing sense of accomplishment and belonging.

Our students learn to express themselves musically, at the same time developing essential life skills such as cooperation, practice, risk taking, and setting and meeting goals. IMW Instructors work closely with the students as they explore each aspect of the pop band format- drums, bass, guitar, keyboards and vocals-before choosing their niche and forming a band with fellow students. The bands are then mentored through weeks of preparation for a community performance.

IMW partners with social service agencies, Chicago Park District locations, Charter Schools and other organizations in the realization of its mission.

IMW is currently providing access to instruments, instruction and performance opportunities for 150 kids at 10 sites throughout the city of Chicago.

Stars of Tomorrow Youth Music Fest
Saturday, June 4, 2011
11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
CICS Bucktown
2235 North Hamilton Avenue
Suggested donation: $5

If you have instruments you'd like to donate to IMW, visit www.intonationmusicworkshop.org for more information.

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