Gilbert House-South Bend
In partnership with the City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs, the Atlanta Music Project offers programming at two cultural centers, the Gilbert House in the Perkerson neighborhood and Southbend Recreation Center in the Lakewood Heights community.
Students playing string instruments will study at the Gilbert House and those playing wind instruments will study at Southbend, with the students coming together for performances to create a full symphony orchestra.
When AMP first launched in October 2010, the Gilbert House became the first program site.
The “AMP@GH” site is serving 30 students between grades 1-8. Classes are offered Monday-Friday from 4:00-6:00. Students are transported to the GH from school, where they receive snack and homework help before music lessons.
AMP@GH students receive group lesson instruction on one of the following instruments: violin, viola, cello or double bass. In addition, students take part in a musicianship class, African drum and dance, and of course, orchestra. AMP@GH students have performed at Philips Arena, the Woodruff Arts Center, W Atlanta Midtown, the Gilbert House and the Museum Bar.
The Atlanta Music Project is proud to begin programing at the Southbend Arts and Culture Center. Our “AMP@SB” site serves 30 students between grades 1-8. Classes are offered Monday-Friday from 4:00-6:00.
Students are transported to SB from school (Dobbs ES, Slater ES, Imagine Wesley Academy) and receive snack and homework help before music instruction begins.
AMP@SB students receive group lessons on one of the following instruments: flute, clarinet, trumpet or trombone. In addition, students take part in a musicianship class, African drum and dance, and of course, orchestra. AMP@SB students perform as a symphony orchestra with AMP@Gilbert House students.