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OrKidstra helps kids from under-served Ottawa communities grow their potential through music.
Personally experience the joy & possibilities that the universal language of music creates.
Help to change the future of children and their families from under-served communities.
Remember the beautiful moments of citizenship through musicianship.
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All classes are held from September to June at our Centretown Hub (211 Bronson Avenue, The Bronson Centre). The KiddlyWinks Program is for children ages 5 to 8. The KidSingers, KidStringers and KidPlayers Programs are for students ages 8 to 18. Instruments are loaned to the students free of charge.
Final instrument choice will be decided in collaboration with the students and teachers. Class availability for each instrument varies year to year.
All classes are held from September to June at our Vanier Hub (815 St. Laurent Blvd, Rideau Community Hub). The KiddlyWinks Program is for children ages 5 to 8. The KidSingers, KidStringers and KidPlayers Programs are for students ages 8 to 18. Instruments are loaned to the students free of charge.
In 2018, OrKidstra partnered with the Vanier Social Pediatric Hub (VSPH) housed at the Vanier Community Service Centre to expand the centre’s family-focus services. Located at 270 Marier Ave., an OrKidstra Teaching Artist leads after-school programs on Tuesdays (KiddlyWinks and KidSingers) at this Community Partner location.
Please contact Camille Marcil, Youth Programs Coordinator, 613-744-2892 x 1036 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register your child for this program.
The OrKidstra program exists in order to inspire music-making in our children within a great community setting - and the goal of the OrKidstra is to make this program available to all families.
With this in mind, once we have reviewed your application, a fee may be requested based on your family’s financial situation. This will help cover the many costs, such as teachers, instruments and rent, ensuring that this community program will continue to be available to children who would not otherwise be able to participate. Our program will remain very affordable to all families.
Please note that admission is not guaranteed. As class sizes are limited, priority will go to children who live in our surrounding neighbourhoods (Centretown, Lowertown and Vanier/Overbrook), as well as families of lesser means. Any students not accepted will be put on a waitlist and may be offered a spot should any become available.
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