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Kohl for Kids — Programming for All Ages

Music at Kohl isn't just for adults. For 21 years, our Kohl for Kids program has entertained and engaged more than 4,500 children annually with in-school performances and master classes by professional musicians in Burlingame, Millbrae and San Mateo elementary, middle and high schools. Many of your children have already attended these free concerts. We offer three education programs for youth at all grade levels: Music-in-Schools, Master Classes and Coaching, and Children's Concerts

Children's Concerts

Children's Concerts are 45-minute weekday presentations at Kohl Mansion designed for elementary and pre-schooled aged students. Fast-paced and lively, these performance by professional musicians/educators engage the very youngest audiences through participatory games, songs, and movement. They are ideal for class or group field trips, as well as individual families. Children's Concerts are offered at the subsidized ticket price of $6 per child or accompanying adult.

For a schedule of concerts and performers, see Children's Concerts


Music-in-Schools brings renowned professional musicians into San Mateo County public elementary schools for assembly performances and workshops. These theme-based programs are coordinated to grade-appropriate curriculum standards. They are designed to captivate students' imagination, improve their listening and playing skills, and prepare them for lifelong appreciation in artistic and cultural activities. Music-in-Schools is the only outside source of chamber music performance and education in the public school districts we serve. There is no cost for students to participate in the Music-in-Schools program.

Please click here for the 2012 Music-in-Schools schedule.

Master Classes and Coaching

Master Classes and Coaching for secondary school students and musicians at the middle school level focuses on training opportunities for music students. Young musicians receive coaching, encouragement, advice and training from individual musicians and ensembles, including the internationally distinguished Alexander String Quartet. The professional musicians perform, lead master classes, coach individual string players and student ensembles, and teach cross-disciplinary seminars that use chamber music to illuminate history and culture. There is no cost for students to participate in the Master Classes and Coaching program.

Please click here for the 2011 Master Classes and Coaching schedule.

Sounds Like Learning!

Integrating musical ideas can make learning academic skills more fun. To this end, Music at Kohl Mansion has provided an enrichment curriculum to classrooms for several years. These tools are now available online so children and their families can share the fun at home as well.

For current and past issues, visit Sounds Like Learning online.