HARMONY Afterschool

HARMONY Afterschool aims to expand the opportunities for elementary schools students in Cambridge Public Schools to grow through musical education.

Application Information:

To enroll your child in HARMONY Afterschool, or to learn more about volunteering with the program, please email harmonyafterschool@pbha.org.

Student Director Contact Information:


Staff Contact Information:

Matias Ramos



PBHA’S Harvard and Radcliffe Musical Outreach to Neighborhood Youth, or HARMONY, Afterschool program teaches local Cambridge elementary school children the beauty and basics of music, aiming to expand the opportunities for Cambridge public elementary school students to grow musically, intellectually, and culturally. HARMONY Afterschool works to provide a safe and supervised environment for children that fosters intellectual curiosity, musical and academic achievement, and cultural and self-awareness.

HARMONY Afterschool is unique among PBHA’s afterschool programs. Rather than offering academic homework help, HARMONY volunteers are trained to teach a fully interactive and supervised class to the children, aimed at fostering a love for music that can be expanded and grown after the end of the program. The program teaches basics of music interesting to any child of this age group, introduced and reviewed in a fun and interactive way.

For Volunteers

Through working with HARMONY Afterschool, volunteers will learn about music and education, and will contribute to the academic and cultural enrichment of first through third graders in Cambridge Public Schools. No musical background is required from volunteers before the start of the program, as HARMONY offers training at the beginning of the summer.



Learn More

  • Summer HARMONY


    PBHA's Summer HARMONY brings musical education to the classrooms of PBHA's 12 Summer Urban Program camps.

  • Finding HARMONY


    HARMONY targets children who would especially benefit from individual or group musical instruction because they would otherwise be unable to afford private music lessons.