Houston Symphony to provide free music lessons during new July literacy program

Posted on: July 5, 2016

The Houston Symphony is partnering with two Houston organizations to offer free music lessons to hundreds of underserved K-2 Houston Independent School District students during the month of July. During the program, offered in conjunction with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and the Houston Area Urban League, the Houston Symphony’s Community-Embedded Musicians will give free music classes designed to promote language proficiency and cognitive development. The classes—given by Community-Embedded Musicians Jenna Barghouti, David Connor, Anthony Parce, and Hellen Weberpal—take place during three-day Summer Reading Challenge Camps. Trained volunteers will build on lessons from the music classes during the reading and writing portion of the program. Free transportation is provided to students by the school district from their respective schools to the host elementary schools where the camps are being held this July.

Posted July 5, 2016