Indian Hill Music, Littleton MA, Phone: 978-486-9524, Community music school offering private and group lessons, all ages, abilities, styles near Acton, Westford, Groton, Harvard, Chelmsford, Concord. Professional performance series featuring symphonic concerts by the Orchestra of Indian Hill, plus chamber music, jazz, and family events.
Friday, April 5th: 5:00 - 9:00pm | Saturday, April 6th: 9:30am - 6:00pm
Let's play and raise $30,000 for student scholarships and community outreach so others can play, too!
Join us for two days of fun and casual concerts that are free and open to all, featuring Indian Hill Music students and faculty. Show your support for our mission and your favorite Indian Hill Music student by making a donation in any amount. Together we can play it forward!
It helps your community!
As a non-profit community music school, we believe high-quality music instruction should be accessible to all.
It makes a difference!
Indian Hill Music annually invests more than $100,000 in scholarships for our students and outreach programs in high-need communities.
It's easy and fun!
The Performathon concerts offer a casual, no-pressure chance for students to perform on stage. (Wear what you want!) Play something you've been working on, or try something new. After you have collected donations, it takes only an hour of your time to come in, play, and do good for others!
Did You Know?
Our partnerships with the Fitchburg, Ayer-Shirley, Lawrence, and Clinton schools help to provide free and subsidized music lessons, band programs, and performing opportunities to young people who otherwise may never have the chance to study music.
“She taught us lots of things we didn't know, and she kept making us NOT give up!"
- Flute student at Lawrence High School about working with Indian Hill Music flute instructor Dr. Eileen Yarrison
Our free monthly Bach’s Lunch concerts bring together some 2400 people every year – the majority of whom are seniors and disabled adults from 50+ local assisted living facilities and memory care units – to experience the joy of live music.
“One of our residents who was non-verbal and visually impaired just broke out in song. These concerts truly reach beyond eyes and ears."
- Senior Facility Program Director
Our Threshold Singers, a volunteer bedside choir, offers a free service which provides the “spiritual balm” of song for very ill people and their families, any time of the day or night. The choir is a way for singers to offer their voices in unique and rewarding service, and bring together a community that knows that true service heals everyone.
"That was the most beautiful night. Such a peace came over the whole house ... Thank you for taking time out of your busy days to come and sing at our mother's bedside. We will forever be grateful."
- Letter from a family
We offer over $100,000 in student scholarships and community outreach programs annually, so that everyone who wishes to participate in music has that opportunity.
"Our family loves music. But after being struck with some extremely challenging circumstances, we were unsure if we would
be able to offer music lessons to our kids so they could learn how to play piano. Indian Hill Music School was able to offer a scholarship, providing an ideal learning environment for both of our kids, and they love it!"
- Sarahjean & Derek Michaud, parents of piano students Harper and Arlen Read their story
What is the Performathon?
Two days of fun and casual concerts that are free and open to all! Students and faculty perform at Indian Hill Music on April 5 or 6 and ask people to sponsor their performance by making a donation to Indian Hill Music (and coming to watch them play).
Through your generous contributions, we will raise money for our Scholarship Fund and Outreach Programs.100% of individual contributions go directly to the Scholarship Fund and Outreach Programs. Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
How do I participate?
(1) Talk to your teacher and select a piece to play at one of our hourly recitals on Friday, April 5 (between 5 & 9pm) or Saturday, April 6 (between 9:30am & 6:00pm). You may perform alone, with your friends, or as part of an Indian Hill ensemble. Accompanists will be available at certain hours.
Play what you want! These concerts are casual and low-stress, the music doesn’t have to be memorized, and you can dress as you like (casual or formal).
(2) Sign up online or at the Main Office to pick your concert time and provide information about your piece (title, composer, length). Sign-up forms will be available at the Main Office window after hours, too.
(3) Set a fundraising goal you are comfortable with and ask your family, friends, and neighbors to sponsor your performance by making a donation.
How do I collect donations?
Donate by cash, check (made out to Indian Hill Music), or online. (Ask if your employer has a matching gifts program.)
This year's top student fundraiser will receive a $100 Amazon gift card. All participants will receive a $5 gift certificate from Menchie's Frozen Yogurt at The Point in Littleton.
I can't perform this year, but how can I still help?
In addition to making a donation, there are many volunteer opportunities available during the concerts (like checking in students and providing and selling refreshments). Stop by the Main Office or call (978) 486-9524 if you are interested in being a Performathon volunteer.
The Indian Hill Music Performathon 2019 is supported by: