Saint James Music Academy believes in the power and the joy of music to change lives.
Music is a language that everyone speaks.
Music is a joy that everyone feels.
Music is a doorway to a better world.
SJMA teaches classical music at no cost to children living in Canada's lowest income urban neighbourhood. And the music does its magic. The children find joy. They discover the deep riches of their own potential and find new self-esteem. They learn about the beauty and the necessity of collaboration with others. They improve their intellectual and other skills. They learn to overcome barriers they did not make. In a word, they become empowered. For the good. Saint James Music Academy brings social transformation to the community, one child, one song at a time.