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W.O. Smith Community Music School
June 1, 2011

I taught guitar here a while back & I have helped them out with computers a few times since. I also created a birdhouse for their annual fundraiser. These folks are AWESOME! I can't say enough about this program. The work they are doing changes the lives of these kids. Music heals the soul & some of these kids can use some healing. I personally saw how music brought joy to my students. Sometimes they would come in and their spirits were very down. After a few minutes of playing some music....the smiles start. This is a bright moment in their day. If there is only one non-profit you give support to, make WO Smith the one.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen unhappy kids come out very happy after only a short time playing music.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I only wish I could do more for them.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I am a former teacher. I still offer computer help.

W.O. Smith Community Music School
February 9, 2010

W.O. Smith school opened my eyes to the power of giving and reaffirmed my opinion on the power of music. I was a volunteer teacher for a year and I saw 1st hand how much this school does for for the kids. It was awesome to see the gleem in my students eyes when they "got it". When they were able to play the part they thought was too hard or learn their favorite song. I had students who really didn't have much and were having trouble at home, and their lessons were a tiny escape from all of that. When I think of Jonah, Lynn & the staff, I smile. They are doing GREAT work.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the improvement in the students musical ability & attitude.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the joy of the students faces.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

awesome. Very dedicated.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change Nashville youth for the better for a very, very long time!

Ways to make it better...

my current job would've allowed me the time to continue teaching at W.O. Smith.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Former staff & I tought guitar, donated computers, built a birdhouse.