2023/24 Starters

Forest Brook Middle School

This year, we are installing a starter choir at Forest Brook MS!

Rucker Elementary School

This year, Partnerschools is glad to step into a gap by bringing a Visual Art teacher to Rucker. Our wonderful teaching artist Susana Lewandowski will explore and create art with the children.

Partnerschools has initiated a number of starter programs to bring  music and art to schools with budgets that do not allow for the arts to be part of their curriculum.

What we start in Schools

In 2020/2021 we held virtual songwriting workshops with students who work from home and students who go to school in person.  Many of the children- and teachers- suffer from feeling socially disconnected, and our workshops kept these young people engaged, involved and connected to each other.  We worked with the following schools:


Parker Elementary School

Travis Elementary School

The Houston Treble Choir

Find the songs here>>

In 2019/2020, we worked with Rucker Elementary School and Stevenson Middle School.  When COVID-19 challenged choir singing, we began offering virtual content for students.  In the meantime, Rucker Elementary School has hired a music teacher, and this school year, we will adopt the school again as a starter by bringing a creative writing teacher into the school. The teacher will work closely with the music teacher and help the children write their own songs.  The ultimate goal is to groom the children for a partnership with another school.

read more about Rucker Elementary School

read more about Stevenson Middle School