“The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.” -r. ayers
The Community Music Program engages in a variety of activities which are incorporated into community experiences and events.
Instrumental Improvisation – Play instruments in a structured or non-structured intervention utilizing original or recreated songs to improve social skills, self-expression, communication, and awareness.
Singing – Sing an original, personalized, or recreated songs in unison, simple two part harmonies, and solos. Improve social skills, communication, self-expression, and mastery.
Songwriting – Create personalized or original songs through different songwriting activities. Can compose original songs or change the lyrics in existing songs.
Drum Circles – Participate in drum circles to achieve personal and community goals.
Music Listening – Share and analyze music to build relationships and increase self-awareness.
Mindfulness Activities – Breathing exercises, listening games, and adaptive instrument play are used to increase coping strategies and build frustration tolerance.
Engaging in music activities not only develops musical skills, but addresses multiple areas of need including cognitive, communicative, social, and emotional challenges. Participants are involved in all aspects of the performance process including choosing music, learning and preparing music, learning concert etiquette skills, and performing for others. The Community Music Program aims to provide participants with the skills to form connections between themselves and others in their community through a shared musical experience.
- interpersonal communication
- community involvement
We ask that interested individuals contact us to set up a tour. During the tour you will have a chance to see the studio space, meet other artists, and talk about your goals. If it seems like a good fit, we can discuss how to get you set up to join!