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WE'RE PASSIONATE ABOUT

Creating amazing
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Music Haven's Impact: By the Numbers

Since our initial group of 20 students first began playing nearly a decade ago, Music Haven has grown to serve nearly 90 students and their families, and has deepened and expanded programming, including workshops and performances throughout the region, and new initiatives to support our kids as they prepare for college. Some of the kids who started with us as 6 and 7 year olds a decade ago are getting ready to graduate from high school!


What we provide for our students, free of cost:

  • Weekly one-on-one lessons
  • Weekly group classes
  • Ensembles (including chamber orchestra and student quartets)
  • Instruments and supplies
  • Concert trips

  • All teaching by conservatory-trained professional musicians with master’s degrees
  • Workshops and guest artists
  • One-on-one mentoring of each student by professional Resident Musician
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$7,000

What our programming would cost per student/per year if it wasn't tuition-free.
That's a significant portion of most of our families yearly income. 

Important Facts about our Work

90%

PROGRAM RETENTON RATE

85%

PROGRAM ATTENDANCE RATE

48

NUMBER OF CONCERTS AND RECITALS LAST YEAR

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“Music Haven has been a life-changing experience for me, taking me from a life of confusion to a life of discipline and knowledge. Here, adults help you push past your limits to achieve your goals and reach your potential.”


– Denasha, Music Haven student, 17

Youth Impact

Music Haven uses a variety of evaluation tools to measure our students’ progress and success, including:

➜ Pre/Post-surveys
➜ Portfolios
➜ Youth Feedback Forms
➜ Parent Feedback Forms

➜ Teacher Feedback Forms
➜ Bi-annual Juries
➜ Recordings of all public student performances

 

Annual Evaluation Results

Each year all Music Haven students and parents/guardians complete comprehensive program evaluations that help us measure our impact on crucial non-cognitive skills that research has found are key to long-term academic and career success.
Check out the story on NPR >

To download our 2016-2017 Evaluation Report click here.

Here's what our parents said at the end of this programming year on...

Social Competence


93%

SAID THEIR CHILD IS "COMFORTABLE WORKING IN A GROUP / TEAM SETTING"

 

97%

SAID THEIR CHILD IS "COMFORTABLE CONNECTING TO AND WORKING WITH ADULTS" 

97%

SAID THEIR CHILD "NOTICES WHEN OTHER PEOPLE ARE HAVING A HARD TIME"

 

78%

OF PARENTS SAID "IT'S EASY FOR THEIR CHILD TO TALK TO NEW PEOPLE"

 

Self-Regulation


79%

SAID THEIR CHILD IS "GOOD AT PLANNING AHEAD"

 

88%

SAID THEIR CHILD "THINKS ABOUT CHOICES BEFORE MAKING DECISIONS"

81%

SAID THEIR CHILD IS "PATIENT WHEN LEARNING NEW THINGS"

 

74%

DISAGREED WHEN WITH THE STATEMENT THAT "WHEN THINGS GET TOUGH, MY CHILD TENDS TO GIVES UP."

 

Self-Efficacy


84%

SAID OF THEIR CHILD "WHEN FACING DIFFICULT TASKS, MY CHILD IS CONFIDENT HE/SHE WILL ACCOMPLISH THEM"

 

91%

SAID OF THEIR CHILD "MY CHILD BELIEVES HE/SHE CAN SUCCED AT MOST ANY GOAL HE/SHE SETS"

93%

SAID OF THEIR CHILD "EVEN WHEN THINGS ARE TOUGH, MY CHILD CAN PERFORM VERY WELL"

 

100%

SAID OF THEIR CHILD "MY CHILD IS MOTIVATED TO WORK HARDER AT THE THINGS HE/SHE WANTS TO ACCOMPLISH"

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“Few classical ensembles are more accessible, or more responsive to the needs of the communities they serve.”

— The Daily Nutmeg

Performing in the Community

Check out the way Music Haven has impacted our community this year


48

# OF CONCERTS/RECITALS PERFORMED BY OUR STUDENTS AND RESIDENT MUSICIANS THIS YEAR

 

4200

ESTIMATED # OF PEOPLE WHO SAW MUSIC HAVEN'S MUSICIANS - STUDENTS AND HSQ - IN CONCERT THIS YEAR

87%

% OF THOSE WHO ATTENDED FREE CONCERTS

 

2-90

AGE RANGE OF PEOPLE WHO TRIED INSTRUMENTS FOR THE FIRST TIME AT AN "INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO" THIS YEAR

250

ESTIMATED # OF PEOPLE WHO TRIED STRING INSTRUMENTS FOR THE FIRST TIME AT AN "INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO" THIS YEAR

 

 

Music Haven’s musicians, both students and professional, perform in every corner of the city and beyond. Over the years, we have created arts experiences for countless people in the New Haven community in such locations as:

Boys and Girls Club
Casa Otonal
CitySeed Farmer’s Markets
Connecticut Mental Health Center
Evergreen Woods

Fair Haven Library
Fellowship Place
LEAP
Life Haven
Lyric Hall
Mary Wade Home

New Haven City Hall
Ronald McDonald House
Smilow Cancer Center
Southern CT State University
Squash Haven
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Stetson Library
Unitarian Society of NHV
VA Hospital
Whitney Center
Wilson Library
Yale Art Gallery

 

Want to meet our community partners? Click here.