MIMA Music classes get you out of your seat, into your voice and body, tapping into the excitement, diversity and passion that music offers.
Why learn with MIMA?
Our flagship program
is a 10 to 20-hour music education experience for 3rd-12th grade students that teaches basic musical concepts while encouraging creativity, confidence and collaboration through the creation and performance of original songs.
We deliver programs in partnership with schools, after-school programs, recreational centers, educational non-profits and other community organizations.
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SKILLS
Music harnesses many individual sonic ideas into a single, unified piece, and players must be willing to work together, without ego, for a greater good.
Playing music means making mistakes and overcoming obstacles. Musicians must be decisive, and quickly move on after every transient note of success or failure.
Music combines elements of precise structure and artistic freedom. Players must understand the musical language and then be willing to experiment with it, remaining flexible to solve problems and produce something beautiful.
Creating music as a group requires each player to carefully listen and respond to each new idea while keeping in harmony with the entire band.
In music, it is important to show respect for different players, traditions, rituals, opinions, styles, techniques, and art forms that all have inherent value to particular individuals or groups. We can all find common ground and learn something valuable from that which is seemingly different.
In analyzing and interpreting a piece of music, players must workshop the most and least successful aspects, giving and receiving honest yet sensitive feedback.