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Nameless Sound was established in 2001 to present the best of international contemporary music and to support the exploration of new methods in arts education

Nameless Sound presents concerts by premier artists in the world of creative music. In addition, Nameless Sound artists work directly with students from Houston’s public schools, community centers, and homeless shelters. Nameless Sound’s educational work helps to nurture a new generation of artists and inspire tomorrow’s creative thinkers


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Deep Listening Institute Houston

Nameless Sound 
Creative Music Ensembles for Young People

creative music classes

Nameless Sound is committed to a vision of personal and community growth through creative music. Creative music is an ideal context to address group awareness, self-awareness, empowerment, vulnerability, and diversity. The skills developed through musical improvisation emphasize listening, creativity, spontaneity, dialogue, and self-expression.

Classes are held at MECA and taught by David Dove and Jason Jackson.

MECA is located at 1900 Kane St., Houston, TX 77007 ( map)

  Dave Dove working with kids

Summer Session begins the week of June 16th

All classes are free of charge. There is a flat $30 registration fee required by MECA. This can be done by arriving early on the first day or contacting MECA at 713-802-9370.

For more information or to register, call 832-596-0598 or email david.dove@namelesssound.org.

[Click here to register online]

Class Descriptions:

Nameless Sound Youth Ensemble
For Adolescents and Young Adults
Tuesday 6pm to 8pm

The Ensemble plays creative music through the process of musical improvisation. Participants may come from any musical background. The process accepts the input of any musical tradition (as well as music that is from no tradition at all). Students of any skill level may participate. The ability to read music is not a prerequisite. Visual artists, poets, actors, and practitioners of other artistic disciplines may participate if they have an interest in performance. Participants will have an opportunity to compose for the group or lead the group. 


Creative Kids Ensemble
Ages 5-13, Mondays 5 - 6 pm

The Creative Kids Ensemble will explore the joy of music making in a fun, positive, and affirming environment. Sound, rhythm, singing, drumming, and musical story-telling will be used to explore coordination, listening, leadership, creativity, group-awareness, and self-awareness. Instruments are provided. Children are encouraged to bring their own instruments as well.


Classes for People with Special Needs
By appointment
(call Education Coordinator Jason Jackson at 832-596-0598)

Nameless Sound explores music making for the special needs community. In an encouraging and structured environment, participants will engage in musical exercises that emphasize listening, coordination, peer support, self-expression, self-empowerment, and non-verbal communication. Instruments are provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own instruments, too.

We offer two types of Special Needs Classes:

Creative Music for Basic Skills Community
Creative Music for High Functioning Community