Our programming features music lessons and experiences for children who may not have access to them otherwise.
We are committed to identifying and helping children who are at risk for harm or loss in the course of their mental, physical and social development.
Many studies document that participation in music performance, either solo or in groups, can bridge development gaps for troubled children, and can help them to resolve social or behavioral problems.
Our current line-up includes the following programs, which will expand rapidly, as we achieve new funding:
Toddlers- we provide music experiences at HeadStart and in public libraries.
School age children - we sponsor guitar lessons, provide practice guitars, and places for practice.
Preteens and teens – we underwrite guitar lessons and singer-songwriter programs.
Our partner, Central Ohio Music Therapy, provides musicians, teachers and music therapists who develop curricula and who are trained to work with troubled children and adolescents. They currently use the colored string method to teach beginning guitar.
Our unique guitar program, which funded three after-school programs in this first year, features training on guitars, as well as the guitars and space for practice between lessons. Children who demonstrate skill, aptitude and responsibility in the care of their loaned guitar will be
eligible to receive their own guitar.
We will respect and continue the mission of our founder Steve Rosenberg to provide dynamic concert experiences by top caliber artists, as we host musical fundraising events to further our mission.
Board Members present on 3/26/23 at our Spring Concert & Art Auction at Strongwater Events. From L to R:
Kent Robinson, Eugene Braig, Eric Burden, Gayle Karafil, Crystal Mayle, Leslie Laufman