Making Music


Making Music brings performing-arts education to our young people in the Boston Public Schools.Volunteers offer one-hour instrumental or vocal lessons to youth once a week. The program culminates in an end-of-the-year recital on BU’s campus where students can showcase their new talents.In the past, Making Music has worked with Josiah Quincy Elementary School, Thomas A. Edison Elementary School, Winship Elementary School, JP Manning Elementary School, and the after-school YMCA program at Winthrop Elementary School.


In our increasingly distracting and stressful world, it’s important to introduce outlets (like the performing arts) where children can express themselves freely and take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This is precisely what Making Music hopes to accomplish, and we’d love for you to take part!

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Time Commitment

Only 2-3 hours per week!

Program Manager


For more information, contact Program Manager Jordan Carter at

2015-2016 Making Music Volunteer Application