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Vision, Mission and Values


We believe that music is not only an essential part of a quality education, but also a powerful contributor to quality of life. We believe music is transformative and empowers the lives of young people, families and communities. Through intensive instruction and performance, our students achieve excellence in music that transfers to other areas in life. They grow musically, socially, emotionally and intellectually, and develop a foundation of responsibility, self-esteem, resilience and purpose. Music is a powerful tool of social transformation that enables dreams to be realized.


The Quarteirão da Música mission is to grant access to the benefits of high-quality, tuition-free music education to financially-disadvantaged young people, to teach good habits that will carry over into their working lives, and to expose young people to new opportunities for success. The School of Music strives to provide an educational environment that fosters the artistic, intellectual, and personal growth of its students and prepares them to embark on productive lives as musicians, technicians, artists and citizens, as well as to become leaders in their professions. The school upholds its commitment to the diversity of its community by fostering an environment that is inclusive, supportive, and welcoming to all, and by encouraging its students to play their part in society. To achieve these goals, we offer ongoing training for teachers and our professional partners.


We offer opportunities by providing access to the benefits of music, regardless of socio-economic status or previous experience. We cultivate excellence, focus, discipline and resilience in everything we do and are fully invested in a common purpose. We develop minds and build character through music. We embrace family and community relationships that ensure support in order to inspire and promote a culture of peace. We believe in a more equal and dignified society for all.

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