Mahani Teave, a young pianist born on the island, is building a much needed music school. People of all ages will be able to learn music free of charge, and Teave believes it will help the community grow
Haiti 10: A Film about Faith, Love, and the Power of Music
Haiti 10, was inspired by Moyer’s desire to tell the community’s story of resilience through faith, love, and music. “That was what resonated with me,” he explains. “Those are the three elements that we felt brought people through the disaster.”
Teacher Collects Instruments for Special Needs Music Program
Jim GAven is doing his best to raise money and collect donated instruments for Allies Inc., the nonprofit organization helping those with developmental disabilities
Ivan Varenikov: Piano 1Hand
Ivan Varenikov lives in Siberia. He contends that, aside from all the stereotypes of bitter cold and wild bears, Siberia is also deficient in terms of music
Operation Music Aid: Instruments for Wounded Veterans
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 […]
Building Community Through Local Music Store Connections
Many local music stores bring musicians together by creating highly successful in-store programs. They give back to their musical communities by interacting with them in new and innovative ways.
Singing Helps Parkinson’s Patients
Last year Linda Ronstadt announced that she has Parkinson’s disease and can no longer sing. In an AARP Magazine interview she stated, “No one can sing with Parkinson’s. No matter how hard you try.” Music therapists and other experts who work with Parkinson’s disease patients, say this is not true. While she may no longer be able to sing, many people can and do sing, and for some, it is part of their Parkinson’s treatment.
Penny Brill: The Healing Power of Music
Penny Brill felt that music had aided her recovery so much that, after she was well again, she made it her mission to help other people through music.
Tony White Teaches How to Succeed
Tony White Teaches Students How to Succeed Musically and in Life.
Songwriting With Soldiers
A program created by songwriter Darden Smith, SongwritingWith:Soldiers is not music therapy, nor is it a songwriting workshop. It’s about listening and using music to let soldiers tell their stories, and even more importantly, make them feel heard.