The East Lake Expression Engine functions in tandem with our tutoring and mentoring program (ELECT), and the YMCA of Chattanooga. During the summer, students participate in daily morning music classes such as choir, bucket band, musicianship, and orchestra. During the school year, students receive private instruction and continue to function in bucket band, choir, and orchestra.

ELEE is inspired by the musical ideals of the El Sistema movement, that music is an effective avenue for developing children’s creativity and problem solving skills, and building up a strong community. We focus on doing the work  of teaching music through gospel-centered relationships with children in the greater East Lake neighborhood. Check us out on Facebook!

If you are interested in getting involved with the East Lake Expression Engine, check out their website: