Our Programs

We offer arts education programs rooted in Hip Hop culture to youth in under-resourced communities and people with disabilities.

For over 10 years, we’ve offered our programs in schools, community centers, NYC public libraries, and service organizations that serve individuals with disabilities. We’re pleased to offer inclusive workshops that are accessible, socially responsive, and culturally relevant to accommodate in-person and remote learning.

Our roster of Teaching Artists are some of the most talented in their field and are trained to teach learners of all ages and abilities.

Our Hip Hop-based Arts Programs

ROCKERS

Beatboxing Music Program

EXPLORERS

Music Production & Lyricism Program

BREAKERS

Breakin’ & Street Style Dance Program

PROGRAM INFORMATION

BEAT Teaching Artists and female participants link hands in the center of a circle.

BEAT uses Hip Hop as an art form to empower youth to be proud of their backgrounds and upbringings.

Hip Hop is built on the values of peace, respect, and self-worth. Our workshops serve as a platform to promote artistic dialogue and a safe space where the youth can express their unique voices without judgment or fear.

  • All workshops can be conducted in-person or remotely via various platforms, such as Zoom, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams 

  • Programming is available for grades K-12, and individuals with disabilities

  • Programming is offered as a single workshop, a series, or a residency (13 or more consecutive workshops)

  • Pricing depends on duration and frequency of workshops (inquire about financial assistance via partnership opportunities)

  • Workshops are 45-minutes to 1 hour

  • Incredibly fun, energetic, and interactive

The success of BEAT programming is through its accessibility and sustainability.

Our programs are:

  • Culturally responsive

  • Learner-centered

  • Accessible

  • Inclusive of Common Core State Standards (CCSS), National Core Arts Standards and NYC Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts Benchmarks

Assessment is based on:

  • Quantitative and qualitative assessments of student attitudes, behavior, and writing samples before and after they attend our programs.

  • Participation rates of the students, feedback from the teachers and administrators, and through video/written testimonials from the students, site directors, principals, and educators. ‍

A full menu of our virtual offerings with descriptions and video clips can be found in our Sway deck HERE. We’re excited to bring our expertise to your living room!

Please contact our Program Director, Brittany Wilson, with inquiries.

Mentorship & Alumni Network

Group selfie of BEAT staff and Teaching Artists from BEAT Birthday Bash in 2019.
Side by side images of Luiggi holding a piece of paper with the BEAT logo, to show the transformation of both through the years. He is wearing a hoodie and backwards hat in both pictures.

So, you’ve taken our workshops and made something dope with BEAT. What next?

Join our Mentorship & Alumni Network!

Our Mentorship & Alumni Network is a community for young artists to receive support while developing their artwork.

We will provide support through:

  • A series of free networking events

  • Collaborative work sessions

  • Educational opportunities

  • Peer-to-peer feedback sessions

Statement from Mentorship & Alumni Network Coordinator, Luiggi Montanero:

As a former BEAT high school student I was able to foster life-long friendships and gain life skills that prepared me for a career in the music and arts education industry. Now as BEAT alumni, I am still collaborating on music with friends that I met in the program and have secured a full-time job working as an Outreach Coordinator. 

‍I would like to extend these same opportunities by connecting you with youth around the world, inviting you to fun events, and hosting art workshops that can give you the tools necessary to be successful in any professional setting.

Click here to join our network and get notified when we have special events, opportunities, and announcements!

If you have any questions please contact Luiggi Montanero.

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