They built instruments from scrap metal to create the Cateura Orchestra of Recycled Instruments. They are now known around the world as the Landfill Harmonic
Cathy Flowers was told she’d never be able to move or speak again. They were wrong. She learned to speak again with music therapy and is still progressing.
Operation Music Aid: Instruments for Wounded Veterans by Colette Hebert The note was simple, but powerful. It came from a soldier of the United States Marine Corps, wounded in battle. “Thank you for the instruments,” he wrote. “It means so much as I’m trying to learn to replay the guitar after losing my arm.” More […]
Since its inception in 1980, the nonprofit, located in San Diego, California, has grown to serve more than 600 children and adults touched by special needs every day. TERI’s pioneering array of life span services are recognized and emulated on state and federal levels, as well as internationall
As part of a research initiative by the AHRC ResearchCentre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice, a collaboration between Cambridge and Oxford universities, researcher John Rink asked musicians about when inspiration most often struck them. He discovered that fairly mundane activities that didn’t involve playing their own instruments often led to new insight, knowledge, and means of expression