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“The world of OrKidstra is a world of smiles, encouragement and mutual respect. It’s wonderful to see so many children thriving and achieving high standards of excellence. Their harmony extends beyond music.”Sue Abbottdedicated volunteerOrKidstra
Music is my favourite thing. Ever since I was a kid, every time I’d sing a song, I’d try to sing my best. So each time I sing, I notice that I’m getting better and better. When I sing I feel happy. That’s why I have a great day every time I go to KidSingers.DavidvoiceKidSingers
This [KiddlyWinks] program has been a huge success. There is no comparison, or no other program, that could offer a similar learning experience for our children.OCDSB In-School TeacherYork Street School, Ottawa
The [KiddlyWinks] program has been extremely successful at developing student interest in music (vocal and instrumental) as well as dance. Each individual lesson is intensive, with a rich variety of activities. The unit is structured with scaffolding in mind. Each week repeats and elaborates on prev…OCDSB In-School TeacherYork Street School, Ottawa
I wanted to tell you how thrilled I was to attend and hear these marvellous talented kids perform. I had goose bumps and tears all at the same time!!Audience MemberOttawa
Children who become immersed in a musical environment become better human beings—because they learn to work in a team, they become more sensitive and creative. These skills can be applied in every aspect of their lives.Antonio Salvador Bittar PerdomoTeacher's AssistantUniversity of Ottawa
It was great to visit an OrKidstra rehearsal and to see such eagerness, joy, and discipline in the faces of so many young children! The staff is exceptional, and their dedication and generosity deserve your support.
Music is important to me because the world would be nothing without music. If there was no music, everybody would just be droopy, walking around. Music makes the world a better place. If you’re feeling sad and you listen to music, it can brighten your day. That has happened to me.LukevoiceKidSingers
OrKidstra makes music fun. And music makes life interesting. It can make you feel good and make others feel good. I like OrKidstra because it gives me the chance to do the best I can. When children learn music, bad things don’t happen.AlbertviolinKidPlayers
Being in KidSingers makes me happy and feel smarter. I learn stuff I never knew. It’s really cool and really fun. And my voice gets better and better every time.DanavoiceKidSingers
OrKidstra is a group of concerned and socially active community members, musicians and teachers who are committed to addressing the needs of children and youth in under-served areas of the Ottawa community using music.
The OrKidstra and KidSingers programs bring the community together and OrKidstra has close partnerships with the following: