Dear Friends of Church Street School,   


As your new Executive Director, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the entire community who have put their trust in me and welcomed me to this incredibly inspiring organization. Please know that my door, email and phone line are always open. Let’s connect!


As a lifelong musician, I know how deeply impactful a quality education in the arts can be, especially when offered in a safe and empowering environment. While I am still discovering what Church Street School has to offer, my fresh eyes can easily see that this is truly an exceptional place. I have witnessed the special warmth and generosity of our teachers and staff and know that they put the students’ experience first in order to guide them towards discovering their own authentic voices.

As we approach GIVING TUESDAY and enter our annual season of giving, we continue to climb back up from the many setbacks that COVID presented. We have set a goal to raise $45,000 by December 31. I hope you will help to kick us off with a generous tax-deductible donation today! 





Since September 1st, CSSMA has been able to serve over a thousand people! Accessibility is central to our mission and so far this year, we have awarded over $14k in scholarships paving the way to reach our annual goal of $50K.


CSSMA offers outlets for all ages including lessons, open mics, free choral programs, and special performances by world class musicians! From our home in Tribeca to outreach programs in the Bronx, it’s exhilarating to see how students have benefited from our unique approach of connecting to the arts through direct experience.  















While CSSMA does collect tuition on most of its programming, the cost to run these classes and the overhead to keep CSSMA going is impossible to sustain just by tuition alone.  It is crucial that we expand our culture of giving this year. Your donation today will have a great impact and help us expand our numbers served and ensure that we continue to have the world-class faculty and staff to fulfill our mission.  


I am extremely excited to continue the important work of making sure CSSMA is an equitable organization that will be poised to serve the community for decades to come. We must do everything we can to preserve this community gem. Let’s keep growing! Thank you so much for your support.

Artistically Yours,



Piruz Partow

Executive Director