orchestra. singing. movement. homework. field trips.                                               concerts. intensive. every day. after school. transformative. 

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New Private Lesson Initiative

El Sistema Somerville now offers private lesson teachers on Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute, Trumpet, Trombone, and Saxophone through our new initiative: Musicians with a Mission. The program is made possible through the generous support of the Mifflin Memorial Fund.


  • 75 enrolled students in 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade
  • Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass
  •  Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone
  • 8 Faculty Members
  • 10 Hours Per week of Music and Movement Instruction
  • 25 Advisory Council Members
  • 25 Music Mentors
  • 92% of Students On Scholarship

Enroll A Student in El Sistema Somerville
Return to 50 Cross Street, Somerville, MA 02145

You can make a difference! Become a donor today.

The El Sistema Somerville Youth Orchestra performs Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus." Click here to see a video of the performance in 2012.

El Sistema Somerville currently provides
 75 third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students with immersive, afterschool  orchestra education. 

We want to do more. Will you help us? Contact Director Diane Cline to become a donor, a volunteer, or a supporter!