Dear Parents, Due to Covid-19 restrictions, BVMP will be operating at a significantly lower capacity to ensure the safety of students, teachers, and the community at large. All students will be required to wear a mask inside the building including during lessons. Lessons will be at a 1:1 ratio, with one student and one teacher per classroom. Students’ temperatures will be taken at the front door, where they will then be asked to wash their hands before beginning lessons. Per social distancing requirements, BVMP will not offer group classes such as more >
BVMP is gearing up for virtual summer camp! Starting Monday June 15th, at 11am BVMP will be offering daily online content for our students on our YouTube channel! Mr Sammy and Mr. Dustin are working on a music production class, Miss Kyla and crew at Dance Key West are creating awesome dances and Miss Katchen and Miss Kate are putting some fun stuff together too! Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel for all the content! ​Subscribe to BVMP’s YouTube channel Hopefully COVID-19 transmission will slow and we can gather before more >
​As you know, a state of emergency has been declared by Monroe County and the City of Key West due to the COVID-19 pandemic. BVMP classes and events have been canceled until further notice, we will follow the decisions made by the Monroe County School District. Lessons will resume when school opens. In the meantime, check out our social media pages for some new instructional content! We will keep giving the gift of music, even if we can’t gather together. Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Stay more >
Please join us for A DAY FILLED WITH MUSIC!!! BVMP’s BIG 20th Birthday Bash has been postponed, but the show must go ON-line!!! Our BVMP students, teachers and our super talented and giving community of Key West musicians are joining together (separately) to present a beautiful day filled with music concert! We’ve lined up 26 ah-mazing musicians who will be sharing their talents with us via a live Facebook feed on our page, each one performing from their homes! Our first on-line concert is here to lift your spirits and fill your hearts more >
​Thank you to Florida Weekly Key West Edition for featuring BVMP and our 20th year of free music lessons! BAHAMA VILLAGE MUSIC PROGRAM 20 Years of Music On Christmas Day in 2004, my parents excitedly pulled two gifts out from under the tree, one each for myself and my younger sister. The boxes were rectangular and similar in size. Eagerly, my sister tore into her wrapping paper like a feral cat, revealing a shiny new laptop. Wide-eyed, I did the same… and unwrapped a clarinet. I’d love to pretend that 17-year-old me was gracious more >
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​Bahama Village Music Program is so proud to celebrate our 20th anniversary! BVMP has provided over 2,000 students with FREE MUSIC EDUCATION! This is thanks to generous arts supporters like you! With the support of our Key West community, we’ve been able to continue our mission of music for every child. Check out our events to help us celebrate! If our mission has touched your life, please make a donation to help BVMP keep giving the gift of music for 20 more years! read more >
BVMP Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year starts August 12th! Lessons will be scheduled after our teacher meeting August 19th BVMP Lessons begin August 26th We are so excited to begin our 20th year of FREE MUSIC LESSONS! Follow the instructions below to enroll your little musician! ​Bahama Village Music Program Enrollment How To: The following is a step by step guide for enrolling your child in Bahama Village Music Program: 1. Complete the enrollment form with your child or children. Be sure to review the Student Obligation on more >
Bahama Village Summer Music Program Teaches Keys Children Music By Emily Bracher The Bahama Village Music Program is a local non-profit that provides free music lessons to kids ages 6-18 after school. This program has been around for 19 years, the 20th anniversary coming up next year. Four years ago, the Bahama Village Music Summer Program was created, which is a totally free summer camp for students of the program. Currently, there are 35 kids enrolled. Program Director, Katey Divoll has been with the program for 19 years. She describes the more >
Bahama Village Music Program is proud to announce that two of our outstanding high school musicians have received full tuition scholarships to the Berklee College of Music’s Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive in Boston! Leia Bryan and Mercedes Da Silva have the amazing opportunity to attend the Berklee 5-week Summer Program for high school musicians beginning July 6th in Boston, MA. Both BVMP student teachers just finished their Junior year at Key West High School and play in the KWHS marching, symphonic, and jazz bands. Leia Bryan, 17, more >
​The BVMP Students rocked the Gym on May 22nd! Check out the photos on Facebookread more >
​Thanks to BMVP founder Robin Kaplan and founding student teacher Mejoy McIntosh for sharing this great article on Facebook! Thank you for being the visionaries that started Bahama Village Music Program! Without you, we would not have been able to give the gift of music to the children of Bahama Village for 20 years!read more >
Keys Kids Junior and Bahama Village Music Program Present: Mary Poppins Keys Kids Jr. presents Mary Poppins Jr. at Key West High School auditorium in February when over thirty HOB and home-schooled students present the popular play. The students have been working very hard since Thanksgiving under the direction of HOB teacher Stephanie Manaher and musical directors Nancy 3. Hoffman and HOB Band teacher, Crystal Hendricks. The characters come to life under the always professional and creative choreography of Penny Leto, & Marissa Ajamian. more >
Bahama Village Music Program is honored to announce the creation of the “Wayne Hammond Scholarship fund” in remembrance of one of Key West’s most enduring and iconic musicians who’s recent passing has left a void in our island community. The Wayne Hammond Scholarship Fund will provide free music lessons to inspire the next generation of musicians and will also go towards sending a promising high school musician to the Berklee School of Music in Boston for the five week summer performance program. “Wayne Hammond’s Last Tour” more >
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! Our enrollment form is now available and lessons begin August 27th! Scheduling will begin the week of August 20th, with priority given to returning students. If you have preferred days, please indicate on your enrollment form so we can schedule everyone easily! Interested student teachers should attend our teacher meeting Monday August 20th after school at 3:00. Thanks to a generous grant from the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys and private donations we are continuing the resurgence of Keys Kids Jr! more >
Hurricane IrmaJan 19, 2018
​Thankfully, Bahama Village Music Program’s facility at 103 Olivia St was spared from the wrath of Hurricane Irma. Unfortunately, many of our volunteers, partners, and staff were not so lucky. Thanks to the United Way of the Florida Keys and their Hurricane Irma Relief Fund, BVMP was able to offer $500 “mini-grants” to those who have dedicated their time to BVMP and were affected by Hurricane Irma. You can donate to the United Way of the Florida Keys’ Hurricane Relief Fund here. BVMP was affected by the storm. One of our more >
Summer ProgramJul 27, 2017
Thanks to a generous grant from the Klaus Murphy Foundation, for the second summer in a row, BVMP held a comprehensive arts immersion summer program for 30 students! The kids spent the summer singing, dancing with Dance Key West, creating original plays with Annie Miners, writing songs with Dora Gohlson, and learning recording and music production with Sammy Fuller. Creative and fun art projects included making our own percussion instruments and emoji pillows, and painting inspirational rocks to hide around town. It was an amazing 6 weeks and all the more >
BVMP & United WayJul 01, 2017
Bahama Village Music Program has renewed our partnership with United Way of the Florida Keys for the 2017-2018 school year! United Way will fund the “House of Pan” Steel Pan Band this year and we are so proud to be a United Way agency for the fourth year in a row! Thanks United Way!read more >
BVMP was featured in the February 2017 edition of “Unwind” magazine. Check it out!read more >
Thanks to an Art Reach grant from the Florida Keys Council of the Arts and funding from United Way and angel donors, Bahama Village Music Program is now offering after school steel pan classes at Horace O’Bryant School! Let by beloved music educator Nora Revelin, classes are held three days a week after school for grades 3-5 and grades 6-8. For more information or to enroll please email more >