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Miki Sawada ’14AD works with Music Haven in new Music in Schools partnership


This year marks a new collaboration between the School of Music and Music Haven, a non-profit organization founded by Yale School of Music alumna Tina Lee Hadari '04MM.

Pianist Miki Sawada '14AD, a teaching artist in the Music in Schools program, is working at Music Haven teaching piano to students in the New Haven Public Schools. This extension of the School of Music's partnership with NHPS allows piano students to participate in the program for the first time. Music Haven's activities are based around the Haven String Quartet, which performs throughout New Haven. Through the quartet's permanent residency, Music Haven provides world-class performances and free after school education programs that build long-term relationships between professional musicians, children, and families in four high-poverty Empowerment Zone neighborhoods of New Haven, CT.