In the 1980s, like-minded teachers, performers, songwriters, radio hosts, and parents who cared about the quality and content of children’s music established The Children’s Music Network (CMN) – a nonprofit association that now has members across the United States and Canada. The Children’s Music Network celebrates the positive power of music in the lives of children by […]
Music Doing Good, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization that inspires and transforms lives through innovative, music-based programming and performance experiences. They deliver four outreach programs that bring music to children in Houston who would otherwise not have access. The programs use music to stimulate minds, open hearts and ignite imagination. Music Doing Good touches […]
Founded in 1887, the San Diego Center for Children (SDCC) is San Diego’s oldest accredited non-profit organization. Today, SDCC has become a leader in providing mental health services to children and families within our community. We offer a variety of programs for children facing behavioral, emotional, social, and educational challenges. In 2017, Music Program Director […]
KEYS’ Mission is to bring one-to-one instrument lessons and group music instruction to underserved inner-city children in Bridgeport, CT who have no other access to this empowering life experience. Their “Music for Life” lessons program provides one-to-one instrument lessons taught by trained and experienced instructors to children whose families do not have the means to […]
Free Guitars for Future Stars (FG4FS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was formed in January, 2009, by Scott Neumann, Cheryl Neumann, and Matt Mickelsen. They provide free guitars and guitar lessons to students from low-income families in McHenry County, Illinois. Many schools that are in financial trouble begin “fixing” their funding problems by eliminating programs. […]
Who knew that a movie made 23 years ago would become the catalyst for the creation of a namesake non-profit, changing the lives of hundreds of thousands of kids by giving them access to learn and play music in school – keeping music education alive and strong across the country? The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation […]
Since 1983, Music in Schools Today has partnered with schools and community centers to provide music classes, trained teaching artists, curriculum, and instruments. They also invest in teachers and musicians through professional development workshops and employment opportunities. It is a 501(c)3 tax exempt nonprofit.
The Roots of Music empowers the youth of New Orleans through music education, academic support, and mentorship while preserving and promoting the unique musical and cultural heritage of our city. Their goal is to provide our kids with the resources they need to lead positive, productive, self-reliant lives.
Every student has a natural ability, and at Victor Wooten’s Center for Music and Nature, they blend in a unique mix of nature studies to help each student realize and reclaim their “naturalness,” not only in music, but also in life. Wooten Woods, the outdoor setting where all of Victor’s camp are held, provides the perfect learning environment […]
Two icons of guitar and philanthropy meet for a good cause. On Saturday July 18th, a very special night, Muriel Anderson presented an award and a check to James Burton for the James Burton Foundation on behalf of the Music for Life Alliance. The James Burton Foundation is dedicated to raising money to provide technical […]
Notes for Notes™ is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing youth with completely FREE access to music instruments, instruction and recording studio environments so that music may become a profoundly positive experience in their lives. N4N Studios are packed with professional instruments – guitars, basses, drums, keyboards/synths – and equipment – DJ gear, digital music workstations […]
Their mission is straightforward: provide guitars and lessons to foster children, at risk youth and other deserving children in a classroom setting with qualified teachers. The results to date are far reaching: Guitars not Guns has now helped over 4000 children and teens. Founders Ray and Louise Nelson knew from raising foster children themselves that […]