In October of 2014, Villa Musica officially opened its first satellite site at the Logan Heights Library, located in one of the region’s most ethnically diverse and economically disadvantaged neighborhoods. Since then, Villa Musica has opened another site at the Malcolm X Library in Valencia Park (Spring 2017) followed by satellite #3 at the College-Rolando Library (Spring 2020). More recently, our satellite sites have expanded ever further to include the Linda Vista and City Heights libraries.
Villa Musica’s Satellite network gives local youth a place to go after school where they can direct their energy toward something positive, with engaging role models who provide the opportunity to succeed at something creative and challenging. Programming at these Satellite sites also offers adults the opportunity to actively engage in the arts, fostering creativity, self-esteem, and community unity. While mastery of skills and improved playing are important, they are not the only goal. More important is that participants are inspired to learn new skills, in a nurturing environment, while having fun! Classes have been designed in conjunction with Villa Musica’s teaching artists, library staff, and most importantly student / family input.