Programs for Adults

As a nonprofit with a mission to connect communities through music, S’Cool Sounds is proud to partner with select nonprofit service providers to offer music making experiences for adults. Under the guidance of an SCS Teaching Artist, participants sing and play together, quickly forming community-building musical ensembles. Programs are customizable to fit the needs of our nonprofit partners; no prior musical skill or knowledge is required.

We are currently partnering with Breaking Ground, an organization that provides supportive housing and programs for homeless and other vulnerable New Yorkers.

Contact us directly to discuss partnership options:


The S’Cool Sounds jazz recorder curriculum for adults covers repertoire from the last 100 years of rich African-American musical history. Participants will learn music by legends such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Miles Davis. Skills in close listening, improvisation, and dealing with complex rhythmic material will be developed through engaging games and exercises. Participants will learn about different styles of jazz from New Orleans early jazz to the modal jazz of the late 50’s and 60’s. New Yorkers will learn about the crucial relevance of their city to the development of jazz. As Wynton Marsalis states, “jazz is a metaphor for democracy”; ideas of freedom and personal expression will be celebrated.