What does Music Equal?  For the audience, music equals happiness and enjoyment.  for instructors, music may equal pride and satisfaction.  For the young people participating in the program, music can equal hard work, achievement…. and success! Our Music Equals outreach programs ensure students facing barriers to music can still play.

  • The objectives of the program are: 1) provide music opportunities for the students to bring the joy and empowerment of music to underserved communities 2) encourage growth, creativity and expression through music & 3) build a community through music.
  • The outreach program provides excellent instruction, instruments & a safe place to practice & learn.
  • The Music Equals Rock program partners with Children of the Earth High School and Valour Community Centre to provide inspiration-based music programming.  Students receive instruction on guitar, keyboards, drums, violin/fiddle, flute, ukulele, and accordion and they create and express through songwriting.  Thanks to a generous donation of DJ equipment from international recording performer Skrillex, students in the Valour Rocks  program are able to explore the world of electronic music through DJ and music mixing sessions.  These programs provide a safe and creative outlet for young people to express their emotions and share their dreams through music.
  • Partnering with Inkster, Strathcona, Wellington & William Whyte schools in the Winnipeg School Division, the Music Equals Strings program introduces elementary school students to the violin in an ensemble setting, supplemented with one-on-one instruction.  As part of their commitment & belief in the program, the schools have invested in instruments for the programs.
  • Students at Norquay School participate in Music Equals Song in a musical theatre class and a choral program.
  • The Music Equals Bursary program provides bursary seats in individual lessons at the Conservatory for those students who face financial barriers to music education.