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because kids belong in the arts

the ARTS START with us


In fact we love the arts so much, we bring them directly to the kids!

Did You Know?

Currently there is no arts education in Nassau County elementary schools. Due to lack of school funding, children only receive limited music programming, and no arts instruction. This makes Arts Alive Nassau the first introduction to the arts for many children.

what we do

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide free or low-cost music and arts instruction for Nassau County children who have little or no access to them.

We are a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt charitable organization and all donations are tax deductible. We fulfill our mission by working with the school district to offer a wide variety of classes in an after school setting in the elementary schools as well as providing other arts experiences.

We provide after-school classes in art, music, movement, and theatre for students in the Nassau elementary schools. There is no cost to the families, unless an instrument rental is required.

Our program reaches over 600 students per year!

after-school classes

Art, Music, Dance, and Theatre for Students in Nassau Elementary Schools

Arts education presents the opportunity for children to find out who they are inside.  I think that the arts are wonderful because you can have so much fun while you are learning.

Dr. Jane Lindberg

Now more than ever students are under a great amount of pressure and stress. The Arts can play such a positive role in the lives of children. It offers a space for kids to think freely and creatively, building their self-esteem and instilling their individuality.

Kim Rust

World renowned drummer and clinician Les DeMerle has been teaching students of all ages. “It is such a rewarding experience to see the enthusiasm and willingness from these kids to learn. I am having a ball with my little drummers.”

Les DeMerle

Bernadette S. was a student of the mountain dulcimer for a year with Robyn Nemes, one of our wonderful instructors. Bernadette continued playing in the second year as a mentor to other children. Donors, including the local Baha’i community, came together so that our young musician could have her very own dulcimer, a beautiful instrument and a lovely gift!

Bernadette S.