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Online Classes

Amid the recent changes to daily living due to the COVID-19 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 what online instruction looks like from our office.

Connect Online

How to connect?

It is simple. If you want to try out our system and speak with an instructor (during hours), you can connect to a room via Jitsi at

Contact us to reserve a trial lesson. This visit is absolutely free and no commitment.

You must schedule a time by contacting us beforehand in order to receive the room name and reserve a time.

(1) Connect with a Desktop Computer

Connect via Laptop/Desktop

…or Connect with your Android or iPhone device, and…

Jitsi for Android

Jitsi for Android with F-Droid

…and (2) join us in your assinged room.

If you have any questions, please reply to this message and/or call us at 781-605-3711. Thanks!

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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 explores math, music, and computation in an integrated and fun way.

Guitar instructor, “Mr. Devin” has taught students in the Malden area for more than 5 years and more than a decade of experience teaching young children. Two of his students have placed in the Boston GuitarFest Youth Competition, and he is very proud of all his students who have grown into fine individuals over the years. Mr. Devin holds his Masters in Music (M.M.) from New England Conservatory with a concentration in Music-in-Education.

Leading the Saturday “Music+Code” classes is former MIT Media Lab director (yes, you heard that right!), Walter Bender and Mr. Devin. Walter Bender and Mr. Devin co-created “Music Blocks”, a visual programming language for music, which is the tool they use for teaching the Music+Code curriculum at MAP Family Learning Center.

For Art, we have Ms. Chie, a Boston-based visual artist. She is offering fun classes in “toddler sensory play” on Tuesday and Thursday mornings as well as “Arts and Crafts” and “Origami” classes after school.

MAP Family Learning Center is located directly across from the Beebe school. Click here for location details.

Discounts are offered to families who book multiple classes, so it is possible for students to spend an afternoon taking enriching classes and be picked up at 5 or 6pm (TIP: This can be counted as “Child Care” on your taxes for a tax break). Sibling discounts are also available. Families interested in private lessons can receive discounts (up to 30%) for “scheduling in advance”. Memberships with special access and rates are also available.