REACH Programs

Music Discovery Program 
Ravinia offers music education programs to over 5,500 K–3rd grade children in under-resourced Chicago Public Schools. This program enhances students’ musical skills by providing resident teaching artists for multi-week, interactive music lessons in the classroom. The joy and excitement of the music discovered through the residency comes to life as students perform on-stage at Ravinia for their friends, teachers and families.

Check out a recent performance on WGN's Midday News by students from William H. Seward Academy.

Music Discovery Wisdom Network

The Music Discovery Wisdom Network is an online documentation tool for participating classroom teachers and artists to showcase the program’s impact on their students and schools. For examples of school residencies and classroom work, click on a school below to see what students have learned over the years.

The Great American Songbook
Crown Community Academy
Pasteur Elementary
Gresham Elementary
Libby Elementary

Current program participants click here (password access).

Professional Development
- Ravinia presents a three-day Professional Development Institute in August for CPS elementary teachers, as well as follow-up workshops in the Fall and Winter. The training gives classroom teachers the skills and resources to enhance their curriculum with music.

To learn more about Ravinia’s TEACH programs, contact Madelyn Tan-Cohen at