LiveConnections’ educational programs use music to spark passion, boost learning, and connect participants to their own communities and the broader world. Our programs feature world-class artists representing diverse music traditions and help participants develop 21st-century skills such as creativity, collaboration and communication.

“Who of these students will walk (or skip, or dance) out of a Bridge Session with a new awareness in herself of a skill, a passion previously dormant. Whose spark will light?”
—Yumi Kendall, cello

Our signature Bridge Sessions at World Cafe Live blend live performance with hands-on participation, allowing groups from schools or human service organizations to experience the joy and power of music.

“[This project] shows what the children of Pennsylvania can achieve when they are given the power to be innovators, artists, musicians and thinkers.”
—State Rep. Tonyelle Cook-Artis

Our in-depth school and community programs, developed in collaboration with Philadelphia public schools and human service organizations, provide ongoing opportunities for youth to participate in percussion, storytelling, songwriting and music production.