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.
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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.
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.
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."
Free Online Music Lessons & Games for Kids
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 – all the notes you see are either open strings or use your second finger. ... Read More
Let’s improve your rhythm reading on the violin. In this online violin lesson Dave helps you learn to read rhythm in a piece of sheet music. Follow your heartbeat or tap your toes to keep the beat, and learn how to play whole notes, half notes, quarter notes, and eighth notes. You even get to take a rest!
Learn tricks to improve your music reading on the violin! In this online violin lesson Dave helps you learn to read sheet music, including understanding what the open string notes are and what notes can be found using each finger on each of the different strings.