Our mission is to
promote the advancement of a more equitable opportunity for potentially at-risk and economically
disadvantaged youth to participate in a life-long music education
To enhance the lives and learning opportunities for at-risk youth through a structured music
program that continues throughout the school year. The Heart of the City Piano
Program encourages students to make positive lifestyle choices and helps to prevent them
from becoming involved in drugs, violence and unhealthy lifestyles.
At-risk children live
through adult situations every day of their lives. The Heart of the City Piano
Program affords these children a musical experience that will give them back part of
their childhood. Music education allows these children to experience those indescribable moments
in time where they can be transported to a different state of mind. It allows them to be
transported to places without ever having to leave the room. A meaningful experience in music
helps children develop sensitivity to life and the situations that lie there within. In essence,
children are being given back part of their childhood and the ability to believe in the future.
This future will undoubtedly include careers as our future music educators.