Join us as we launch String Sprouts                                               in our Kansas City communities!

String Sprouts is a groundbreaking, Early Childhood music program for children ages 3-8 with roots                                                                                         in the Suzuki violin method and El Sistema. We bring String Sprouts to underserved communities and                                                                               commit to the students and caregivers for the 5 year curriculum.

From the generous support of our community students receive FREE of charge:

• Violins

• Weekly violin group lessons

• Weekly parent/caregiver education sessions

• Opportunities to perform

• Annual concert with the Symphony

Why String Sprouts?

Did you know that children from low-income families and those at risk for academic failure,                                                                                                  on average, start kindergarten 12 to 14 months behind their peers in pre-literacy and language skills.
(A Matter of Equity, Preschool in America)

String Sprouts helps pre-schoolers with academic skills (letters, numbers, comparisons) and
executive function (attention, emotion regulation, planning, working memory).

String Sprouts positively affects parent-child relationships decreasing conflict ratings and significantly
 increasing parents’ closeness.

Student vocabularies significantly improved with participation in String Sprouts.
Source: 2015-16 program evaluation by UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute

That’s why HCM is partnering with local schools and organizations, businesses,
funders, and community leaders to deliver String Sprouts to targeted Kansas City communities
without resources. String Sprouts is a community-driven solution to help bridge the academic gap.
Will you be a part of this community?


• Guadalupe Center

• Holliday Elementary, KC, MO Public School

• Hiersteiner Child Development Center, JCCC

• Early Childhood Center KC, KS Public School

Double Your Impact!

We are in the middle of our Challenge Grant from the Muriel McBrien Kaufmann Foundation, so the more you give the more we will receive!  

Become a Sprouts Founding Donor.

Whatever you can afford $20, $50, $100 will go a long way to helping put instruments in the hands of our youngest K.C. students!


Heartland Chamber Music is an award-winning student chamber music Academy in the heart of Kansas City. Each summer over 100 string and piano students, ages 8-26 from all over the world gather for the Heartland Chamber Music Festival in Overland Park, Kansas at Johnson County Community College. Students receive instruction from internationally renowned music faculty and present free summer concerts in Yardley Hall. Our music school provides year-round chamber music education, and private lessons in both Suzuki and the traditional method, taking place at the Barstow School. Our young artists also have the opportunity to audition for The Camerata Chamber Orchestra for additional Outreach performance opportunities.

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