Education and outreach are fundamental to The John and Alice Coltrane Home mission.

Education and Outreach are fundamental to The John and Alice Coltrane Home mission. Our events and workshop series are devoted to encouraging improvisation, creativity, and participation. They are designed to be inclusive, inspiring, and usually free of charge. In honor of Alice Coltrane, we offer programming / workshops for young women and girls to foster improvisations and composition.

We currently partner with several Long Island libraries. In tandem with our workshops and classes, librarians put together a selection of books on John and Alice Coltrane, jazz, African American history, and the creative process to encourage further learning.

In expanding the current programming, our goal is to eventually offer master classes and regularly scheduled events with the appreciated support of a grant from Suffolk Country.

We are looking toward educational partnerships with organizations such as SIM (School of Improvisation), and EMLA philanthropies, as well as the continuation of the scholarship program for young musician begun by Alice Coltrane and administered by Chief Creative Officer Michelle Coltrane. The expansion process will be guided by our planning documents, furthering the Coltrane legacy and will be overseen by Chairman Ravi Coltrane and the operating committee of the Board.

I want to be a force for good

John Coltrane

The Music is in your heart, your soul, your spirit

Alice Coltrane