The MusicKidz Workshop is Relocating to Salem’s Point Neighborhood

Music Kidz 2016 LogoSALEM – The Salem Jazz and Soul Festival’s MusicKidz program has officially relocated to Salem’s Point Neighborhood. MusicKidz is a workshop for children in grades K-5 held on the second Saturday of every month. Classes cover such subjects as creative movement, rhythm and world music, taught by Justine Pasquale, a Salem State University graduate and teacher in Malden Public Schools.


The class will now be held in the Community Room of 135 Lafayette Apartments from 10AM to 11AM beginning on Saturday, February 13, 2016. This week’s upcoming class kicks off the fourth year for the MusicKidz workshop which has been previously run out of Salem Library and Salem YMCA.


“We’re thrilled about our partnership with Peabody Properties,” notes Nick Giarratani, the festival’s education director. “We’re hoping this new location will attract children from the Point neighborhood and inspire them. We’re happy we can provide such a service to a most deserving neighborhood.”


“[We] are very excited to be offering the MusicKidz Program… for our young residents as well as the youth in the community,” said Marcy Grady, residential services coordinator at 135 Lafayette Apartments for Peabody Properties Inc. “We look forward to a memorable experience of fun and sharing the joy of music with our residents and the neighborhood youth.”


Salem Jazz & Soul Festival Season 10MusicKidz is sponsored by the Howling Wolf Taqueria and made possible through a grant from Cell Signaling Technologies and organization by the nonprofit Salem Jazz and Soul Festival which is celebrating its tenth year producing free concerts and supporting music-education on the North Shore.


For more information, email To learn more about the MusicKidz workshop and the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival, visit

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