The Noel Pointer Foundation Responds to the Coronavirus


In line with New York City’s valiant efforts to ‘flatten the incubation curve’ of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), The Noel Pointer Foundation has temporarily closed our Bedford-Stuyvesant administrative office and is taking full advantage of our existing remote work policies. NPF administrative staff will work remotely during normal program hours to assist parents with enrollment for the Summer Program, scheduling to make up for missed classes, and any other inquiries. 


Despite the extreme unrest with which we now live, our goal is to ensure the continuity of private music lessons to the best of our ability. We are currently continuing to offer private lessons and group classes online via video conference through the end of the Summer.  


These measures are in effect and will continue until further notice. NPF will do its best to communicate critical information in a timely way to our community.


Please check for NPF emails, our social media platforms, and our website for COVID-19 related updates.


For questions or concerns, please contact:

Krystle Henninger, Office Manager:

Monica Molina, Program Director:

Desiree Layne, Finance Officer:

Main Office: 718-230-4825


It's Our 25th Anniversary!

A lot has changed in 25 years. The Noel Pointer Foundation began in 1995 with a mission to put stringed instruments in as many young hands as possible, regardless of their skin color or zip code. From teaching just 4 cellists and 14 violinists out of Brooklyn’s Marcus Garvey Elementary School, we’ve grown to serve 2,500 young people annually. As we celebrate our 25th Anniversary of providing string music education programs, we are excited to launch a challenge.



~ $25 for 25 Years ~


Please join the celebration by donating as little as $25 – A dollar for each year that NPF has been changing lives. With your support, we will honor our past while laying the foundation for the next 25 years to come!  Enjoy NPF’s 25 Years in Music!

2020 Summer Registration Is Open! Sign Up Today!

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We're making the news! Check out some of the articles on the Degraw St. Firehouse project!

If you'd like to help by contributing to our Capital Campaign, you can donate any amount here or check out our donate page for sponsorship levels!



Summer Recital: July 31 at 12:00pm

Email for Zoom info



Kellie Kinard

3rd Grade

Journey Sanderson

8th Grade

Alem Clarke


Malcolm Melendez

9th Grade