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Welcome to a new school year!  Making Music Matters is pleased to offer instrumental music lessons to Boston Public Schools students for the 20th consecutive year!  Lessons will be remote until we are able to return to in-person lessons in the schools.  The program is open to students in third, fourth and fifth grade at the Mozart, Ohrenberger and Philbrick Schools; and fourth, fifth and sixth grade at the Conley School. Please click here for more information.

In order for eligible students to participate, ENROLLMENT IS REQUIRED.  Enrollment is online this year. There is no cost for instruction, but there is a small fee for the instrument rental.  For the 2020-2021 school year, we are implementing a pay-what-you-can amount for instrument rental and maintenance.  

Making Music Matters relies on these fees for rental, repair and supply costs. We realize that our families may be experiencing financial hardships this year, and we do not want that to prevent a child from participating. Instruments will be collected at the end of the school year. ANY INSTRUMENT RENTAL FEES PAID ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

If your child is an eligible MOZART, OHRENBERGER or PHILBRICK student, please use this link to enroll in Making Music Matters: 


If your child still has an instrument provided by Making Music Matters from a previous year, it must be returned for maintenance.  If we don’t get these instruments back to service, we will be unable to provide all students this year with a clean and working instrument.  Instrument collection information from your child’s school will be available soon.

Please stay tuned for more information about obtaining your child’s instrument, a start date for lessons, and more.  In the meantime, you may visit mmmboston.org and facebook.com/mmmboston for more information about this special opportunity for your child.


The Making Music Matters Staff
Making Music Matters
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