Online Classes

Amid the recent changes to daily living due to the COVID-10 pandemic, MAP has temporarily suspended in-person classes. Currently, we are doing all online classes. These classes entail doing a lesson over a video conference, regular communications with families with instructional media, and regular group meetings over video conference. Please see the pictures to see [...]
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Students smile for a photo with the city's mayor at the end of a successful "sharing session".

Malden MAP Students Perform for Mayor

At the end of the previous session, Malden MAP guitar students gathered online for their weekly “sharing session”. This time, however, the city’s mayor, Gary Christenson joined as well to hear the students. Sharing sessions are an important part of the education at MAP Family Learning Center. By having students showcase what they have been […]

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Students perform for Lunar New Year Event

Students Perform for Lunar New Year

MAP Guitar students performed for a local Lunar New Year performance hosted by the Chinese Cultural Connection. They performed “The Cay”, a fun piece in four parts that has a reggae beat. One of the parents captured the performance from backstage. The kids did a great job on this challenging arrangement. Moreover, students learn a […]

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Photo of books and guitar strings that are now available at our Malden location.

Books and Strings Available at MAP!

One thing that I heard from families was that they want to conveniently pick up strings, books, and other materials directly at our location. I know it can be frustrating to be asked to purchase these materials on your own, so I worked out a deal with Johnson String Instrument to provide us with the […]

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ABC Notation Comes to MAPFLC

In the spirit of “Music+Code” (The “M” and “P” of “MAP”), we now have music engraving functionality on the website! The following transcription of an Irish folk song is generated using https://wordpress.org/plugins/abc-notation/ which is powered by some clever software that interprets ABC code and generates (i.e. engraves) standard notation. Below is the output, and underneath […]

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About us

“MAP Family Learning Center” in Malden, MA is an after school programming for students to supplement their education with high-quality Music, Art, and Programming (MAP) classes. We offer classical guitar instruction from level 0 (family guitar for ages 5-6) to level 7 (advanced ensemble), drop-in art classes from 2:30-3:45, and a unique “Music+Code” curriculum that […]

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