Music Makes Kids Feel Good

SONG provides free musical education for children and youth in Northumberland County.

Through music, SONG members learn social engagement and development, inclusiveness, and leadership, opening doors and helping them achieve brighter futures.

The Heart of SONG, Explained

Sing & Play

SONG offers free choral and string programs for kids from grades 1 to 9, at locations in Cobourg and Port Hope.

Join us up to 4 times a week. Music, instruments, uniforms, healthy snacks, and community are provided for free.

Volunteer

We are always looking for volunteers to assist with our choral and string programs.

Join our musical community where children and youth can learn, create, and be part of a team.

Donate

Help music change lives.

Your gift provides music education that builds skills like confidence, creativity, resilience, and social development. Please help us change lives, one rehearsal at a time.

"I love coming to SONG. During the concerts, you just get this amazing feeling. The whole audience is just looking at you and other SONG players, and it just sounds so beautiful.

It's an amazing experience. Learning the violin means a lot to me. You should join and try it out. It's really good for your brain."

Sama, long time SONG member

Free Online Music Lessons & Games for Kids

Check out these fun and challenging music games and activities that will keep your voice strong, your bow hand steady, and your smile bright.

News & Events

August 25, 2021
Advanced Music Reading Practice

Put your music reading skills into action as Dave leads you through three violin studies. Study #1 – all the notes you see are either open strings or use your first finger. Play along with Dave, then try it again on your own. Study #2 – ...

May 25, 2021
Take a peek inside SONGtech

Curious about our new SONGtech program? Thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation we’ve been meeting with 20 youth in grades 7-10 each week since the end of March. SONGtech members are learning how to create music using a variety of apps...

March 4, 2021
This song makes me feel…

Music can make you feel so many different things. Are you trying to get into a calm headspace to focus on work you need to do? Or maybe you are sad and need to listen to some music that expresses that feeling. Either way, a song can do t...