OLD INSTRUMENTS, NEW LIFE
Our Old Instruments, New Life program is designed to not only gather, refresh, and reuse instruments you donate for education and student use, but to restore and bring arts back to the classroom.
Over the past decade, we have lost the battle regarding the value of funding arts in the schools. Our focus has been narrow and myopic without consideration for the dramatic impact the Art disciplines have on the human mind, emotions, and creativity.
The statistics are pouring in now and the new argument regarding academic success heightens the need to bring the arts back. Visit our Facts page and read more about the dramatic positive effects the arts have on our children's minds.
We're just getting started. Soon we will have video, pictures and success stories about our programs and your donations. Please contact us and let us know if you have instruments, ideas, compelling success stories, or you just want to let us know you are interested, too.
Our Backstage Class program is created to give students an opportunity to pull back the curtain and look at the career opportunities created by Music at local venues/events. By giving them a first hand look at the many aspects of producing a musical event, students can visualize themselves as being a part of that production even if they aren’t the artist on stage.
Exploring the possibilities with venue management, marketing, set design, sound and lighting and a variety of other areas, students are given the opportunity to hear the stories and ask questions of the people in those careers. In many cases, students are also given the chance to “meet and greet” with the artist and hear the stories of how Music has impacted their lives.
ARTS EDUCATION PROGRAM
Through this program we coordinate, design and deliver arts-based projects that enrich the academmic experience to schools and communities. Our program harnesses the extraordinary power of the arts by assisting progressive schools with arts integration, helping students meet core goals for any grade level.