Hearts For Music
Hearts For Music, Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit created to provide kids, teens and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities find a safe, non-judgmental and friendly place to create music as a team or ensemble. Our Special Needs Orchestra members manipulate and utilize a combination of keyboards, digital devices such as Ipads and acoustic instruments to perform wide range of songs ranging from well known classical symphonies to present day popular music. Who can participate? We welcome all individuals with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities such as Re Syndrome, Down Syndrome or Autism to name a few populations. Children ages 8 and up and adults aver 18 years of age are welcome to participate. All participants must undergo an interview and/or assessment by a HFM music therapist or similarly credentialed staff to ensure that our program is a good fit for them and that we are able to accommodate individual needs and/or disabilities. Please note in particular that while we strive to do our very best to accommodate all with special needs, individuals who exhibit aggressive and/or unpredictable behavioral patterns that can be considered harmful to those nearby may be turned away to ensure the safety of all in the group. To ensure a high quality of training and experience for each and everyone of our orchestra members, participaon for 2018 is currently limited to 12 individuals per group.