The Heart of the City Piano Program is an inner city piano project that strives to enhance the lives and learning opportunities of at-risk youth through a structured music program that continues throughout the school year. Founded in the fall of 1995 at Pleasant Hill Community School by Richard Dubé, it is strongly believed that involvement in the Heart of the City Piano Program helps students to make positive lifestyle choices. You can read more about the history of the program in Saskatchewan here.
Our board is comprised of individuals willing to head the organizational aspect of the program. The board meets every couple of months and is made up of those with and without musical experience alike. If you would be interested in joining the board, please send us an email.
nurturing success and empowering children through music.
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 gives them back a part of their childhood. Musical education allows these children to experience those indescribable moments where they can be transported to a different place and state of mind without having to leave the room. A meaningful experience in music helps children to 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.
Without teachers willing to volunteer their time and experience, Heart of the City wouldn't be possible. We are always in need of new volunteers who are willing to teach once a week at one of our participating schools.
and are interested in volunteering, please fill out an application below.
Contact info for volunteers
Name: Kathy Woytowich
Name: Ryan Northey
Name: Kendra Woiden
Name: Michelle Vanhouwe
Name: Bonnie Phillpot
Questions about our organization, donating, volunteering, or anything else?